Fall 2013 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 2013

September 9, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Processed as an Adult: A Regression Discontinuity Estimate of the Crime Effects of Charging Juveniles as Adults
Charles Loeffler Jerry Lee Assistant Professor of Criminology - University of Pennsylvania, Department of Criminology
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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September 16, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
New Perspectives on Causal Mediation Analysis
Xiaolu Wang PhD Candidate - Columbia University, Department of Sociology
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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September 23, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Social Environmental Moderation of Genetic Associations Across The Human Genome
Jason Boardman Associate Professor of Sociology - University of Colorado At Boulder
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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September 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Parental Background and Children’s Human Capital Development Throughout Childhood and Adolescence: Evidence from Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Andreas Georgiadis Quantitative Research Officer - University of Oxford, Department of International Development
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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October 2013

October 7, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Food for The Brain? Breastfeeding and Child Development
Marcos Vera Hernandez Senior Lecturer - University College London
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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October 14, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Female versus Male Disability-free Life Expectancy : A Disadvantage of Sex or of Gender ?
Emmanuelle Cambois Faculty Member - Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques - Mortality, Health, Epidemiology,
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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October 21, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Reconstructing Prehistoric and Historic Migrations in the Caribbean with Native Descendant Populations in the Region
Theodore G. Schurr Professor - University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anthropology
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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October 28, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Engine of Inequality? Political Economic Roots of Racial Health Disparities
Abigail Sewell Post-Doctoral Fellow - The University of Pennsylvania
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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November 2013

November 4, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Who Counts as Normal? Using Maximum Weight to Redefine Body Mass Index Categories in Studies of the Mortality Risks of Obesity
Andrew Stokes Ph.D. Candidate, Demography & Sociology - The University of Pennsylvania
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November 11, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Philadelphia Preterm Prevention Project: Did this Inter-Conception Intervention Reduce the Rate of Repeat Preterm Birth
Jennifer F. Culhane Associate Professor of Pediatrics / Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University - Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia & Drexel University
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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November 18, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Demographic Estimation - 40 Years of Stagnation: The Case of Child Mortality Among American Indians
Douglas Ewbank Research Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Associate Director, Population Aging Research Center - The University of Pennsylvania
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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November 25, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
When the Past is Not Prologue: Demographic Models of Mexican-American Third Generation Decline in Educational Attainment
James Bachmeier Assistant Professor of Sociology - Temple University
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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December 2013

December 2, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mental Health among the Elderly in sub-Saharan Africa—A Neglected Health Dimension?
Iliana Kohler Associate Director, Population Aging Research Center - University of Pennsylvania
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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December 9, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Impact of the NREGS on Schooling and Intellectual Human Capital
Subha Mani Assistant Professor, Department of Economics - Fordham University
PSC Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
McNeil Room 103
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