Spring 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.

January 2012

January 2, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
No Colloquium
Penn Winter Break
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January 16, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
No Colloquium
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
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January 23, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Health status of French prison inmates: does time spent behind bars matter?
Aline Desesquelles Researcher at the Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED, Paris)
103 McNeil
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January 30, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Life history transitions: An evolutionary demography approach
Claudia Valeggia Francis E. Johnston Term Associate Professor of Anthropology - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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February 2012

February 6, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Subsidized Training Program for Low Income Women in India: A Randomized Field Experiment
Subha Mani Assistant Professor of Economics - Fordham University
103 McNeil
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February 13, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Social Process of Chinese International Migration to the US and Europe
Yao Lu Assistant Professor of Sociology - Columbia University
103 McNeil
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February 20, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aligning Learning Incentives of Students and Teachers: Results from a Social Experiment in Mexican High Schools
Kenneth Wolpin Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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February 27, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Research in Motion: An Analysis of the Culture of Foreign Aid
Susan Watkins Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; Visiting Research Scientist, CCPR, University of California, Los Angeles - University of Pennsylvania; University of California, Los Angeles
103 McNeil
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March 2012

March 12, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The unfolding demographic and health transition in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from health and demographic surveillance data
Ayaga Bawah Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health - Columbia University
103 McNeil
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March 19, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Education Differences in Healthy Behavior Changes and Adherence Among Middle-Aged Americans
Rachel Margolis Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology - University of Western Ontario
103 McNeil
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March 26, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
From Racial Democracy to Affirmative Action: Race and Educational Inequality in Brazil
Leticia Marteleto Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of Texas at Austin
103 McNeil
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April 2012

April 2, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A Global Perspective on Physiological Change with Age: Evidence and Conjectures
Eileen Crimmins Director of the USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health (CBPH)
103 McNeil
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April 9, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zero Prison Population Growth (ZPPG)
Evelyn Patterson Assistant Professor of Sociology - Vanderbilt University
103 McNeil
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April 16, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mexican Policy Challenges and Perspectives on Migration
Rene Zenteno
103 McNeil
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April 23, 2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
PAA Practice Sessions (6 speakers, Lunch Provided)
103 McNeil
Six students will be presenting.  Each student will be allocated 15 minutes for the presentation, and 5 minutes for comments. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!1) Theresa Fedor - The Impact of Learning HIV Status on Marital Stability and Sexual Behavior within Marriage in Malawi (12:00-12:20)
2) Li-Chung Hu -Trends in Obesity-Free Life Expectancy in the United States 1995-2005: Gender and Racial Differences and Alternative Categorizations (12:20-12:40)
3) Rebbeca Tesfai - Ethnic Inequality in Homeownership and House Value: An Investigation of Wealth Differences among Blacks in the United States (12:40-1:00)
4) Emily Vala-Haynes - Out-of-Union Fertility in Paraguay (1:00-1:20)
5) Yeonjin Lee - Do Racist Attitudes Harm the Community Health Including Both the Victims and Perpetrators? A Multi-Level Analysis (1:20-1:40)
6) Jessica Ho -International Comparisons of U.S. Mortality. (1:40-2:00)
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