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Kandice Kapinos
United States Census Bureau, Lead RDC Administrator

Kandice Kapinos (PhD, University of Illinois, 2007) is a labor and health economist.  She currently works as an Assistant Research Scientist on the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.  Her research interests center around health insurance, preventive health, and the economics of retirement and aging.  Dr. Kapinos' current retirement related projects include work funded by the Michigan Retirement Research Center and by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College that examine determinants of firm pension plan policies and the role of cognitive function in explaining retirement decision making and financial knowledge. She is also currently involved in  health related projects to investigate the simultaneous role of public health insurance (the State Children's Health Insurance Program) and spousal coverage on female labor supply, the effectiveness of state policies at increasing preventive health behaviors and reducing health disparities, and the influence of peer and environmental effects on obesity/weight gain.

Associated Research Projects
UM10-08:  Cognitive Function and Financial Knowledge: A Human Capital Approach