Spring 2014 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 2014

January 27, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Using Multiple Data Sources to Evaluate Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) among Female Sex Workers in China
M. Giovanna Merli Associate Professor of Public Policy, Sociology & Global Health - Duke Sanford School of Public Policy
McNeil Room 103
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February 2014

February 3, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Demography, Evolution and Semantics of Post-reproductive lifespan
Daniel A. Levitis Research Fellow - Max Planck Institute For Demographic Research
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February 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Immigration, Employment Opportunities, and Criminal Behavior
Emily Owens Associate Professor of Criminology - University of Pennsylvania
McNeil Room 103
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February 17, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Diversity of New Destinations: Exploring the Hispanic Health Care Access Disadvantage across Different Types of High Growth Counties
Shannon M. Monnat Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography - Pennsylvania State University
McNeil Room 103
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February 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Persistent E ffects of in Utero Nutrition Shocks Over the Life Cycle: Evidence From Ramadan Fasting
Muhammad Farhan Majid International Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Pennsylvania
McNeil Room 103
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March 2014

March 3, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Can better teachers compensate for deficits in early childhood?" Evidence from a randomized experiment
Norbert Rudiger Schady (CANCELLED) Principal Economic Advisor - Inter-American Development Bank
PSC Spring 2014 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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March 17, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Beyond age: How phenotypic variation affects demography and evolution
Shripad Tuljapurkar The Dean and Virginia Morris Professor of Population Studies - Stanford University School of Medicine
McNeil Room 103
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March 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Intergenerational Religious Influences and the Timing of First Marriage
Sarah Brauner-Otto Assistant Professor - McGill University
McNeil Room 103
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March 31, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Globalization and Contemporary Fertility Transitions
Arun Hendi (Etienne Van De Walle Prize Winner) Graduate Student - University of Pennsylvania
McNeil Room 103
Winner will be announced in January 2014.  Winner will present their paper at the Colloquium on March 31, 2014
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April 2014

April 7, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Who's calling the shots? Exemptions from school-entry vaccine mandates in California
Alison Buttenheim Assistant Professor - University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
McNeil Room 103
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April 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fertility Responses to Infant and Maternal Mortality: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Early 20th Century America
Sonia Bhalotra Professor - Department of Economics & Institute of Social and Economic Researchat at the University of Essex
McNeil Room 103
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April 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Student PAA Practice Talks
various speakers GGD Students - University of Pennsylvania
McNeil Room 103
Nikkil Sudharsanan - School Breakfast Participation and Obesity among American Middle School Children      Bochen Cao - Estimating the Effects of Weight and Weight Change Using a Dynamic Causal Model      Stephen Cranney - Religion as a moderator in the fertility/happiness relationship     Arun Hendi - Trends in U.S. Life Expectancy Gradients:  The Rold of Changing Educational Composition     Li-Chung Hu - Protection or Selection for Marital Transition and Self-Rated Health? Evidence from China    Theresa Fedor - Changing Attitudes and Beliefs towards HIV/AIDS: The Effect of Differential Exposure to HIV Prevention Programs    Thomas Anderson -  Untangling Puzzles:  Socioeconomic Development, Gender Equity & Low Fertility
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April 28, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Income versus sanitation. Mortality Decline in Paris, 1880-1914
Lionel Kesztenbaum Researcher - Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques (INED)
McNeil Room 103
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