Spring 2011 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 2011

January 24, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Philadelphia Autism Instructional Methods Study: Randomized Field Trial as Catalyst for Systems Change
David Mandell Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Associate Director, Center for Autism Research, CHOP - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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January 31, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Polygyny, partnership concurrency and the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa *
Georges Reniers Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs - Princeton University
103 McNeil
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February 2011

February 7, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Marriage Squeeze and Gender Imbalances in India and China
V Bhaskar Professor of Economics - University College London
103 McNeil
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February 14, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Berk Ozler Senior Economist - World Bank Development Research Group, Poverty Cluster
103 McNeil
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February 21, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Economics and Psychology of Personality: Big Five Personality Factors and Education, Earnings, and Wealth *
Angela Lee Duckworth Assistant Professor of Psychology - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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February 28, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Games Parents & Adolescents Play: Strategic Parenting, Teen Risk-Taking Behaviors & Schooling Achievement
V. Joseph Hotz Professor of Economics, Duke University; Visiting at Russell Sage Foundation
103 McNeil
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March 2011

March 14, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Moving to the Land of Milk and Cookies: Obesity among Young Children of Immigrants
Jennifer van Hook Professor of Sociology and Demography - Penn State University
103 McNeil
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March 21, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
PAA Practice Talks
103 McNeil
  • Matthew Ruther: "Immigrant Concentration and Homicide Mortality: A Neighborhood-Level Spatial Analysis"
  • Rachel Margolis: "Partnership, Partner's Characteristics, and Healthy Lifestyle Changes"
  • Caroline Hartnett: "Hispanic Familism Reconsidered: Ethnic Differences in Perceived Value of Children and Fertility Intentions"
  • Ethan Jennings-Sharygin: "China's Marriage Market and Upcoming Challenges for Elderly Men"
  • Jessica Ho: "The Contribution of Smoking to Black-White Differences in Mortality"
  • Sophia Chae: "Does Timing of Orphanhood and HIV Prevalence Matter? A Look at Orphans' Transitions to Sexual Debut and Marriage in Four Sub-Saharan African Countries"
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March 28, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Evolving Patterns of Latino Health *
Anne Pebley Fred H. Bixby Chair Professor of Population, Depts. of Community Health Sciences and Sociology; Director, California Center for Population Research - Uuniversity of California, Los Angeles
103 McNeil
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April 2011

April 4, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maternal Age and Offspring Outcomes
Mikko Myrskylä Head of the Research Group on Lifecourse Dynamics and Demographic Change - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
103 McNeil
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April 11, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Demographic Analysis and the 2010 U.S. Census
Tori Velkoff & Jason Devine - U.S. Census Bureau
103 McNeil
Co-presented by Greg Robinson, Senior Researcher, U.S. Census Bureau; Tori Velkoff, Assistant Division Chief, U.S. Census Bureau.
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April 18, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Health and Heterogeneity *
José Víctor Ríos Rull Professor of Economics - University of Minnesota
103 McNeil
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April 25, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Variation in the Relationship Between Education and Marriage: Mismatch in the Marriage Market?
Kelly Musick Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management - Cornell University
103 McNeil
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