Spring 2016 Colloquium

The colloquium of the Population Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania meets most Mondays from 12:00pm (noon) until 1:00pm in Room 103 in the McNeil Building (3718 Locust Walk) during the academic year. Sessions start and end promptly. Attendees are invited to bring and eat their lunch. There is also the possibility of having lunch with our colloquium speakers; please contact Dawn Ryan at psc_staffcolloquium@mailman.ssc.upenn.edu if you are interested in joining the speaker for lunch. If you are interested in speaking at one of our colloquium sessions, please contact Herbert L. Smith at hsmith@pop.upenn.edu.

January 2016

January 25, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Effect of Rail Transit on Crime: A Study of Los Angeles from 1988-2014
Greg Ridgeway Associate Professor of Criminology and Statistics - University of Pennsylvania, Criminology Department
McNeil, Room 103
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February 2016

February 1, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Health, Consumption and Inequality
José-Víctor Ríos-Rull Professor of Economics - University of Pennsylvania, Economics Department
McNeil, Room 103
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February 8, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Foreign student emigration to the United States: pathways of entry, demographic antecedents, and origin-country contexts
Kevin J.A. Thomas Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography and Africana Studies - Penn State College of Liberal Arts
McNeil, Room 103
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February 15, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The changing nature of return migration to Mexico, 1990-2010: Implications for labor market incorporation and development
Emilio A. Parrado Professor and Chair - University of Pennsylvania, Sociology Department
McNeil, Room 103
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February 22, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality
Dean Spears Executive Director - Rice (Research Institute for Compassionate Economics)
McNeil, Room 103
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February 29, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Consequences of Abortion and Contraception Policies on Young Women's Reproductive Choices, Schooling and Labor Supply
Diego Amador Osuna (Van De Walle Prize Winner) Assistant Professor - Universidad de los Andes
McNeil, Room 103
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March 2016

March 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A preliminary assessment of the demographic impact of Ebola in West Africa
Stéphane Helleringer Assistant Professor - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
McNeil Room 103
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March 21, 2016 - 11:45am - 2:00pm
PAA Practice Talks
Various Presenters - University of Pennsylvania
McNeil, Room 103
Andres Castro “Prevalence and Trends in Unintended Childbearing: The Role of Immigration”      
      Menghan Zhao “Does More Experience Promise Better Work ? a Study on Informal Floating Workers in Beijing”       Alex Shpenev “Did the Educational Gradient in Health Become Wider Among Older Russians in the 2000s? Evidence from Two WHO Surveys”       Nikkil Sudharsanan “Poverty and Longevity: The Dynamics of Disability and Mortality in Indonesia”       Megan Costa “Socioeconomic Gradients Negatively Impact Longitudinal Child Nutritional Status in Bolivian Amerindians”       Edith Gutierrez-Vazquez “Changes in the Composition and Labor Market Incorporation of Return Mexican Migrants Between 2000 and 2010”
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March 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Causes of death: assessing international comparability based on new data resources
Marketa Pechholdova Assistant Professor of the Department of Demography - University of Economics (VSE)
McNeil, Room 103
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April 2016

April 4, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Child Wanted and When? Fertility Intentions, Wantedness and Child Survival in Rural Northern Ghana: Evidence from Longitudinal Surveillance Data
Ayaga A. Bawah Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health - Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
McNeil, Room 103
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April 11, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cognitive, Non-Cognitive, and Behavioral Returns to College Quality: Evidence from India
Subha Mani Associate Professor, Department of Economics - Fordham University
McNeil, Room 103
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April 18, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Racial/ethnic inequities in neighborhood environment among U.S. children: extent and implications
Event is POSTPONED: Dolores Acevedo-Garcia Professor of Human Developent and Social Policy; Director, Institute for Child Youth and Family Policy - Brandeis University
McNeil, Room 103
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April 25, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Counting for accountability: police violence, segregation, Jim Crow & the people’s health – racism & embodied history
Nancy Krieger Professor of Social Epidemiology - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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May 2016

May 2, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
What happens in the wombs under the dome? Air pollution in China and fetal development and birth outcomes
Zhao Qingguo, PhD Vice President & Professor - Guangdong Women & Children's Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University
The Center for the Study of Contemporary China                                  Support:  Penn China Research Engagement Fund (Penn-CREF)
McNeil, Room 103
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