Spring 2010 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. Population Studies Center events may be photographed and/or video recorded for educational and promotional use.

January 2010

January 25, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Going Back Part-time: Federal Leave Legislation and Women's Return to Work
Whitney Schott 2009 van de Walle Prize winner and graduate student in demography - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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February 2010

February 1, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hyunjoon Park Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
Paper co-authored by Jere R. Behrman.
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February 8, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Health in the United States Relative to Other Countries
Eileen Crimmins Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology, Andrus Gerontology Center - University of Southern California, Los Angeles
103 McNeil
**THIS COLLOQUIUM EVENT WAS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER**
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February 15, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Vladimir Canudas-Romo Assistant Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health - Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
103 McNeil
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February 22, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Unions that Divide: Intergenerational and Interracial Marriages among Mexicans
Yukio Kawano Visiting Scholar, Population Studies Center - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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March 2010

March 1, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rafael E. De Hoyos - Mexican Ministry of Education
103 McNeil
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March 15, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Inaccurate age and sex data in the Census PUMS files: evidence and implications
Betsey Stevenson Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy - The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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March 22, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Insights from a Sequential Hazard Model of Sexual Initiation and Premarital First Births
Lawrence L. Wu Professor of Sociology - New York University
103 McNeil
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March 29, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gender, Power, and Migration Decision-Making
Jenna Nobles Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of Wisconsin-Madison
103 McNeil
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April 2010

April 5, 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
PAA Practice Talks
103 McNeil
 Ruben Castro: "HIV and investments in children. The case of rural Malawi"
Brian Chin: "The effect of poverty on health and well-being in rural Malawi"
Andy Fenelon: "Estimating Smoking-Attributable Mortality in the United States: Geographic Variation "
Caroline Sten Hartnett: "Parental support during young adulthood: Why does assistance decline with age?"
Jessica Ho: "U.S. Mortality in an International Context: Age Variations"
Rachel Margolis: "Healthy Lifestyle Changes among Middle-Aged Americans: Education Differences in Changes and Adherence"
Carla Medalia: "Gender equality, development, and the sex gap in life expectancy: a world view"
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April 12, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cohort Postponement and Period Measures
Joshua R. Goldstein Executive Director, Laboratory of Economic and Social Demography - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
103 McNeil
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April 19, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peter McDonald Professor of Demography - Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute, The Australian National University
103 McNeil
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April 26, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Biodemography of exceptional longevity
Leonid Gavrilov Research Associate - Center on Aging, NORC, and the University of Chicago
103 McNeil
Co-authored by Natalia Gavrilova, Research Associate, Center on Aging, NORC, and the University of Chicago
Background Papers: "Search for Predictors of Exceptional Human Longevity: Using Computerized Genealogies and Internet Resources for Human Longevity Studies", "Authors' Reply in Discussion "Search for Predictors of Exceptional Human Longevity: Using Computerized Genealogies and Internet Resources for Human Longevity Studies", and, "Can exceptional longevity be predicted?"
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