Population Association of America Annual Meeting

Austin, Texas

More than 35 PSTC affiliates will be presenting their research in paper and poster sessions at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, taking place April 11-13 in Austin. 

April 11

Poster Session 1: Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior & Reproductive Health 1

Thursday, April 11, 8-9:30 am

The Effect of Food Insecurity on Fertility Preferences in Tanzania • Kira DiClementeBrown University; Kathryn Grace, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Trace Kershaw, Yale School of Public Health; Debbie Humphries, Yale School of Public Health

Session 23: Racial/Ethnic Identity

Thursday, April 11, 8:30-10 am

Chair: Chinyere Agbai, Brown University

Discussant: Zhenchao Qian, Brown University

Session 24: Immigrant Integration and Incorporation

Thursday, April 11, 8:30-10 am

The Higher Educational Trajectories of Undocumented Youth • Nicole Kreisberg, Brown University

Poster Session 2: Children and Youth

Thursday, April 11, 10-11:30 am

Do Household Composition and Family Demographics Influence Nutritional Status among 3-7 Year Old Children in the Samoan Island of Upolu? • Courtney ChoyBrown UniversityStephen McGarveyBrown University; Christina Soti-Ulberg, Samoa Ministry of Health; Take Naseri, Samoa Ministry of Health; Muagututia Sefuiva Reupena, Samoa Bureau of Statistics; Rachel Duckham, Deakin University; Nicola Hawley, Yale School of Public Health

Are New Universities Helping the Poor Get More Education? • Pablo GarrigaBrown University

The Unintended Consequences of Medical Adaptation to Academic Pressure: ADHD Diagnoses, Socioeconomic Status, and Children's Later Well-Being • Jayanti OwensBrown University

Session 28: Urbanization and Urban Change

Thursday, April 11, 10:30 am-12 pm

Impact of Migration on Children’s Cognitive Development and School Enrollment in China: A Comparison by Rural and Urban Origin • Zhen LiuBrown University

Session 30: Forced Migration

Thursday April 11, 10:30 am-12 pm

Social Determinants of Forced and Unforced Migrations between Africa and Europe • Mao-Mei LiuUniversity of California, Berkeley; PSTC Visiting Scholar

Session 37: Gender Inequality over Place and Time

Thursday, April 11, 10:30 am-12 pm

Can Radio Serial Dramas Change Attitudes about Gender Equality? Evidence from a Longitudinal Survey of Youth in Ethiopia • Megan Klein Hattori, University of Massachusetts BostonDavid P. LindstromBrown University; Tefara Belachew, Jimma University, Department of Population and Family Health; Mulusew Gerbaba, Jimma University, Department of Population and Family Health

Poster Session 3: Population, Development & the Environment; Data & Methods; Applied Demography

Thursday, April 11, 12:30-2 pm

Assessing Indicators of Chronic Child Undernutrition Using Machine Learning Techniques • Kevin MwendaBrown UniversityGuixing WeiBrown University

Session 53: Internal Migration, Health, and Well-Being

Thursday, April 11, 1-2:30 pm

Migration, Urban Living, and Health in Transitioning Contexts: A Fixed-Effects Analysis of Blood Pressure and Self-Reported Health Using Nationally Representative Panel Data from South Africa • Chantel PheifferBrown UniversityMichael J. WhiteBrown University

Session 67: Capturing Hard to Measure Outcomes in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Thursday, April 11, 1-2:30 pm

A New Method for Recording Responses to Questions about Traumatic Sexual Life Events: Evidence of the Use of the Non-Verbal Response Card Method in a Survey of Adolescents in Rural Burkina Faso • Guy Harling, University College London; Mamadou Bountogo, Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna; Ali Sié, Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna; Till Barnighausen, Harvard UniversityDavid P. LindstromBrown University

Session 70: Gender, Sexuality, and Population Health

Thursday, April 11, 1-2:30 pm

Gender Attitudes and U.S. Women's Health • Susan E. ShortBrown UniversityRebecca WangBrown University

Poster Session 4: Marriage, Family, Households, & Unions

Thursday, April 11, 2:30-4 pm

Does Individual Social Change Occur? The Case of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt • Hilary BarkerBrown University

Are the More Educated Less Likely to Divorce? Changing Educational Gradient of Divorce in China • Haoming Song, Brown University

Session 78: Collecting Data on Migrant Populations

Thursday, April 11, 3-4:30 pm

Discussant: David P. Lindstrom, Brown University

Poster Session 5: Health & Mortality 1

Thursday, April 11, 4:30-6 pm

Prevalence of Comorbid Conditions and Utilization Patterns among Medicaid Expansion Enrollees • Xinqi LiBrown University

Session 102: Innovative Approaches, Data, and Analytical Strategies in the Study of Migration

Thursday, April 11, 5-6:30 pm

Some Limits of Demographic Surveillance and Lessons from following a Highly Mobile Population • Mark Gross, Brown UniversityRebecca WangBrown University; Carren Ginsburg, University of the Witwatersrand; Mark Collinson, University of the WitwatersrandMichael J. WhiteBrown University

Session 105: Empirical Assessments of Linked Human-Ecological Adaptive Responses to Climate Change

Thursday, April 11, 5-6:30 pm

Comparing Weather-Related Hazards and Their Effects on Population Change in the United States, 1980-2012 • Elizabeth FussellBrown University; Sara Curran, University of Washington, Seattle; Jacqueline Meijer-Irons, University of Washington, Seattle; Matt Dunbar, University of Washington, Seattle; LuAnne Thompson, University of Washington, Seattle

Session 119: Marriage, Assortative Mating and Inequality

Thursday, April 11, 5-6:30 pm

Spousal Earnings Association and Earnings Inequality among Married Couples in Urban China from 1988 to 2013: the Role of High-Earning Couples • Yifan ShenBrown University

April 12

Poster Session 6: Health & Mortality & Aging

Friday, April 12, 8-9:30 am

Disruption in Primary Care and Patient Outcomes: Evidence from Physician Retirement • Xuan ZhangBrown University

Session 123: Flash Session: Causes and Consequences of Educational Inequalities

Friday, April 12, 8:15-9:45 am

School Funding and State-Level Racial Inequality of Educational Achievement • Emily RauscherBrown University

Poster Session 7: Migration & Urbanization

Friday, April 12, 10-11:30 am

Health Care Utilisation and Internal Migration in Rural and Urban South Africa • Carren Ginsburg, University of the Witwatersrand; Mark Collinson, University of the Witwatersrand; Francesc Gomez-Olive, Harvard University; Mark Gross, Brown University; Sadson Harawa, University of the WitwatersrandMark LurieBrown University; Keith Mukondwa, University of the WitwatersrandRebecca WangBrown UniversityMichael J. WhiteBrown University

Session 147: Contraceptive Behavior in Developed Countries

Friday, April 12, 10:15-11:45 am

Effect of Increased Provider Payments for Provision of Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Evidence from South Carolina’s Medicaid Policy Change • Maria SteenlandBrown University; Anna Sinaiko, Harvard School of Public Health; Jessica Cohen

Poster Session 8: Economy, Labor Force, Education & Inequality

Friday, April 12, 12:30-2 pm

Compulsory Education in Argentina: Effects on Crime • Carolina LopezBrown University

Session 169: Temporary and Circular Migration

Friday, April 12, 1-2:30 pm

Instability in Migrant Parent Absences and Educational Outcomes of Left-behind Children • Rebecca WangBrown University

Poster Session 9: Marriage, Family, Households, & Unions; Gender, Race & Ethnicity

Friday, April 12, 2:30-4 pm

The Entrance of Social Fathers into the Family • Amanda ZagameBrown University

Persistence of Gender: Women’s Empowerment, Wealth, and Community Norms in Rural India • Ieva ZumbyteBrown University

Session 194: Policies, Programs and Their Impacts on Health and Mortality

Friday, April 12, 2:45-4:15 pm

Discussant: Andrew FosterBrown University

Session 197: Families and Inequality

Friday, April 12, 2:45-4:15 pm

Public Investments, Private Investments and Class Gaps in Child Development • Margot JacksonBrown University; Daniel Schneider, University of California, Berkeley

April 13

Poster Session 10: Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior & Reproductive Health 2

Saturday, April 13, 9-10:30 am

Low Fertility in Japan: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach • Mary Brinton, Harvard UniversityYun ZhouBrown University.

The Impact of a Cash Transfer Program on Contraception Utilization in Ecuador: A Regression Discontinuity Approach • Maria Carolina Velasco MolinaBrown UniversityOmar GalarragaBrown University; Stavroula Chrysanthopoulou, Brown University

Session 209: Female Schooling, Employment, and Demography

Saturday, April 13, 9:15-10:45 am

Shaped by Culture or Institutions? Preferences for Work and Family Life among Young Indians • Ieva ZumbyteBrown University

Session 211: Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States

Saturday, April 13, 9:15-10:45 am

Pre-Conception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Characteristics of Women Who Experience Severe Maternal Morbidity • Julia A. Drew, Minnesota Population CenterSusan E. ShortBrown University; Risa Griffin, Ipas

Poster Session 11: Health & Mortality 2

Saturday, April 13, 11 am -12:30 pm

Blood Pressure and BMI among Adult Migrants and Non-Migrants from Agincourt, South Africa • Stephen McGarveyBrown University; Francesc Gomez-Olive, Harvard University; Mark Gross, Brown University; Carren Ginsburg, University of the Witwatersrand; Mark Collinson, University of the Witwatersrand; Stephen Tollman, University of the WitwatersrandMichael J. WhiteBrown University

Toward an Earlier Measure of Opportunity: Trends in Inequality of Infant Health • Emily RauscherBrown University

Increasing Mortality of White Americans, a Systematic Deviation from Gompertz Law, and a Trend Break in Cohort Health • Nicholas ReynoldsBrown University

Session 236: The Demography of Authorized Migration

Saturday, April 13, 11:15 am–12:45 pm

The Great Equalizer? Education, Gendered Social Ties, and the Occupational Attainment of Highly Skilled Immigrants • Elizabeth Jacobs, University of PennsylvaniaNicole Kreisberg, Brown University

Session 238: Flash Session: Social Policy and Child Well-Being

Saturday, April 13, 1-2:30 pm

Conditional Cash Transfers and Parental Investment in Daughters: Evidence from India • Sagar Wadhwa, Brown University