JPAM Featured Article

"U.S. Child Safety Seat Laws: Are they Effective, and Who Complies?"

By: Lauren Jones, Ph.D. and Nicholas Ziebarth, Ph.D.

This article assesses the effectiveness of child safety seat laws in the US. Over the past 35 years, state laws have increased the age until which children are required to ride in child safety seats. The authors exploit state-child age level variation in the timing of these law changes to estimate triple difference models of the effect of the laws on restraint behavior and child fatalities. As part of our ongoing effort to promote JPAM authors to the APPAM membership and the public policy field at large, we have asked the authors to answer a few questions. See the authors' interview responses here.