Past Seminars

Spring 2015



01/30/15 Aliya Saperstein, Stanford University, "Making the Most of Multiple Measures: Disentangling the Effects of Racial Self-identification and Classification by Others in Studies of Inequality"
03/06/15 Zai Liang, SUNY Albany, "Understanding the Puzzle of 'Shortage of Migrant Labor' in the Pearl River Delta Region in China"
05/08/15 Ann Blanc, Population Council, "Age Patterns of Maternal Mortality and the Quality of Maternal Health Care"



Fall 2014



09/19/14 Lawrence Finer, Guttmacher Institute, "Demography of contraceptive use, unintended pregnancy and abortion."
10/24/14 Michael White, Brown University, "Immigrant Assimilation Then and Now"
11/14/14 Sheldon Danziger, Russell Sage Foundation, "After the Great Recession: Poverty, Inequality and Public Policies"



Fall 2013

09/27/13 Duncan Thomas, Duke University, "The Impact of a Natural Disaster on Child Health"
10/25/13 Adam Storeygard, Tufts University, "Has Climate Change Promoted Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa?"
12/13/13 John Wilmoth, United Nations, "Trends in international migration and the recent discussion of migration issues at the United Nations"

Spring 2013

02/15/13 Leah VanWey, Brown University, "Climate Variability and Out-Migration from Rural Mexico"
04/19/13 Ryan Masters, Columbia University, "Economic Conditions during Early Life and Later-life Mortality Risk in the United States"
05/17/13 Adam Storeygard, Tufts University, postponed to 10/25/13

Fall 2012

09/21/12 Ann Morning, New York University, "Racial Conceptualization and Census Classification"
10/26/12 Soohyung Lee, University of Maryland-College Park, "Brides for Sale: Cross-order Marriages and Female Immigration" <pdf>
11/02/12 Stephen Matthews, Pennsylvania State University, "Space, place & health: Methods and musings on the challenges of studying the connections between people and places."

Spring 2012

03/16/12 Daniel Lichter, Cornell University, "Shifting Ethnoracial Boundaries: New Hispanic Settlement Patterns and Demographic Change"
04/20/12 Stefania Albanesi, Columbia University, "Maternal Health and Fertility"

Fall 2011

10/14/11 Lowell Taylor, Carnegie Mellon University, "The Impact of the Great Migration on Mortality of African American: Evidence from the Deep South"
10/21/11 Don Treiman, UCLA
11/11/11 Kara Joyner, Bowling Green State University, "Quality of Male Fertility Data in Major U.S. Surveys"
12/09/11 Florencia Torche, New York University, "The effect of drug-related homicides on birth outcomes: Selectivity, exposure, and behavioral responses"

Spring 2011

02/04/11 Emilio Parrado, University of Pennsylvania, "How high is Hispanic/Mexican fertility in the U.S.? Immigration and tempo considerations"
04/08/11 Lena Edlund, Columbia University, "The Kindness of Strangers: Adopted Girls in China"
04/15/11 Noreen Goldman, Princeton University, "Hispanic Health: Puzzles and Paradoxes"

Fall 2010

11/05/10 Alison Buttenheim, University of Pennsylvania, "Building back better? Evaluating post-disaster relief and recovery programs"
12/03/10 Gunther Fink, Harvard School of Public Health, "Micro-economic foundation of the demographic dividend"
12/10/10 David Hacker, SUNY Binghamton, "Adaptation or innovation? The onset of the fertility transition in the US"

Spring 2010

02/19/10 Patrick Gerland, United Nations, "International forensic population estimations: challenges and analytical strategies to reconstruct national demographic trends and levels since 1950 for 230 countries/areas"
04/09/10 John Hobcraft, University of York, "Predictive factors from age 3 and infancy for poor child outcomes at age 5: evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study"
04/23/10 Terry Hull, Australian National University, "Measuring and Mis-measuring Millennium Development Goals: Lessons from Indonesia"

Fall 2009

10/09/09 Andrew Mason, University of Hawaii, "Population Aging and the Generational Economy"
10/16/09 Narayan Sastry, University of Michigan, "The Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Population of New Orleans"
12/04/09 Nancy Luke, Brown University, "Gender, Caste, and Household Bargaining in South India"

Spring 2009

02/13/09 Joel Cohen, Rockefeller University, "International Migration: A Statistical Model for Use in Population Projections"
02/20/09 Shelly Lundberg, University of Washington, "Non-Cognitive Attributes and Family Outcomes"
05/08/09 Vida Maralani, Yale University, "Family Processes and Changing Educational Gradients in Smoking"
05/15/09 Nancy Landale, Penn State University, "Why do Immigrant Youth who Never Enroll in U.S. Schools Matter? An Examination of School Enrollment Among Mexican and Non-Hispanic Whites"

Fall 2008

10/24/08 Warren Sanderson SUNY Stony Brook, "Rethinking Age and Aging"
12/19/08 Sam Preston, University of Pennsylvania, “American Mortality, 1950-2030"

Spring 2008

02/15/08 Hans-Peter Kohler, University of Pennsylvania, "Expectations, Networks and Interventions: Research on HIV/AIDS in Malawi"
03/07/08 John Bongaarts, Population Council, "The Evolution of the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic" Read the paper on which this seminar is based: "Late marriage and the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa" <pdf>.
04/18/08 PAA in New Orleans
05/09/08 Myron Gutmann, University of Michigan and Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, "Household and Farm Transitions in Environmental Context"

Fall 2007

10/12/07 David Bloom, Harvard University, "Global Demographic Change: Dimensions of Economic Change"
10/19/07 Scott Lynch, Princeton University, "The changing role of socioeconomic status in explaining black-white disparities in healthy life over the last three decades"
12/07/07 Mark Montgomery, Population Council and SUNY-Stonybrook, “Forecasting city growth in poor countries: Comparing classical and Bayesian methods”

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