Fall 2012 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.

September 2012

September 10, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Building Healthy, Sustainable, and Socially-Integrated Communities: The Role of the Built Environment
Katherine King Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University
103 McNeil
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September 17, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Dandelion Species: The Molecular Architecture of Human Plasticity
Dalton Conley Professor of Sociology, Medicine & Public Policy, New York University
103 McNeil
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September 24, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Counting adult deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. A case study in Senegal
Géraldine Duthé Chargée de Recherche, INED, and Visiting Scholar, Columbia University
Stéphane Helleringer Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health, Columbia University
103 McNeil
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October 2012

October 1, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Downsizing an Urban School District with Declining Enrollments
Holger Sieg J.M. Cohen Term Chair of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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October 8, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Socioeconomic Determinants of Lineage Growth and Extinction: Evidence from Chinese Multigenerational Population Databases
Cameron D. Campbell Professor of Sociology at UCLA and Visiting Chair Professor of History at Shanghai Jiaotong University
the Center for East Asian Studies
103 McNeil
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October 15, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Who Has Voice in a Deliberative Democracy? Evidence from Transcripts of Village Parliaments in South India
Vijayendra Rao Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank
103 McNeil
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October 22, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Penn Fall Break (no colloquium)
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October 29, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Social Demographic Analysis of Genetic Associations
Jason D. Boardman Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder
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November 2012

November 5, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Individual Differences in Time Discounting: Behavioral and Neural Correlate
Joseph Kable Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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November 12, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
"Eliciting Subjective Beliefs about the Technology of Skill Formation" Authors: Jennifer Culhane, Flavio Cunha, and Irma Elo
Flavio Cunha Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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November 19, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Early Childhood Nutritional Policy and the Reduction of Academic Inequality: The Case of WIC
Margot Jackson Assistant Professor of Sociology, Brown University
103 McNeil
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November 26, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Universal Primary Schooling and the Fertility Transition in Rural Malawi
Monica Grant Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
103 McNeil
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December 2012

December 3, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wanted Fertility, Unwanted Fertility, and Fertility Decline: A Fresh Assessment
John Casterline Professor of Sociology, The Ohio State University
103 McNeil
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