Fall 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.

September 2010

September 13, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Getting Acquainted
103 McNeil
Please join us for pizza, soda and a casual getting-to-know-you session. We will be meeting our newest cohort of students and the faculty and staff of the PSC will be introducing themselves.
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September 20, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Causes and Consequences of Liminality: An Examination of AIDS-Related Uncertainty in a Generalized Epidemic
Jenny Trinitapoli Assistant Professor of Sociology, Demography and Religious Studies - The Pennsylvania State University
103 McNeil
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September 27, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Is Self-Rated Health Over-Rated?
Jennifer Beam Dowd Assistant Professor, Public Health - CUNY Institute for Demographic Research
103 McNeil
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October 2010

October 4, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Causal Effect of Education on Fertility? Two Examples on How to Assess It
Mette Gerster Assistant Professor of Biostatistics - University of Southern Denmark
103 McNeil
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October 18, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Siguiendo a los Mexicanos que cruzan la frontera: evidencia de la encuesta The Mexican Family Life Survey
103 McNeil
Co-Presented by Graciela M. Teruel Belismelis, Professor of Economics at Universidad Iberoamericana and Luis Rubalcava, Professor of Economics at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).**Please note: Presentation will be in Spanish**
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October 25, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Intergenerational Transfers in the Era of HIV/AIDS: Evidence from Rural Malawi
103 McNeil
Co presented by Iliana Kohler, Hans-Peter Kohler, Jere R. Behrman and Philip Anglewicz, from the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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November 2010

November 1, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Family Size of Children and Women during the Demographic Transition
David A. Lam Professor of Economics - University of Michigan
103 McNeil
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November 8, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Beyond Assimilation: The Second Generation in France
Patrick Simon Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, Researcher at INED - Institut National D'Études Démographiques
103 McNeil
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November 15, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
John M. MacDonald Jerry Lee Associate Professor of Criminology - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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November 22, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Health across the life span in the United States and England
Julien Teitler Associate Professor of Social Work and Sociology - Columbia University
103 McNeil
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November 29, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Demographic Differentials and Evolution in Human Populations: A View of the Unseen
Douglas Ewbank Research Professor Emeritus of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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December 2010

December 6, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Doubling Up When Times Are Tough: A Study of Obligations to Share a Home in Response to Economic Hardship
Judith Seltzer Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, Professor of Sociology - University of California, Los Angeles
103 McNeil
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