PSTC Colloquia

Upcoming Events

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When Does Money Matter? School Funding and Black-White Inequality of Educational Achievement 2009-2014

Emily Rauscher, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Brown University

Rauscher will address the relationship between school funding and academic achievement.

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The Effects of Immigration on the Economy over the 20th Century: Lessons from the Closing and Re-opening of the Border

Leah Boustan, Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Boustan will address the effects of the closure of the U.S. border to new immigrants in the 1920s on local labor markets.

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Distributing Norms: Notes on the Normal Distribution from Quetelet through Kinsey

Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Professor of Demography, UC Berkeley

Johnson-Hanks will discuss denominators, exposure to risk, and selection into and out of social categories.

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Unbundling payments for long-acting reversible contraception immediately postpartum among Medicaid-covered women in South Carolina

Maria Steenland, Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Studies, Brown University

Steenland will discuss the effects of South Carolina's 2012 Medicaid policy change.

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A Unified Law of Mortality: Implications for the Long Run Effects of Early Conditions

Adriana Lleras-Muney, Professor of Economics, UCLA

Lleras-Muney will discuss how social and economic conditions experienced early in life affect the evolution of health and mortality rates over the lifetime.

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Conspicuous Redistribution: Masculinity and Money in Contemporary Nigeria

Daniel Jordan Smith, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University

Smith will explore the concept of conspicuous redistribution as means to understand Nigerian men’s behavior as they navigate the complex geometry of money and intimacy in their everyday lives.

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Determinants of Equilibrium Particulate Exposure

Matthew Turner, Professor of Economics, Brown University

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The Fragile Families Challenge

Matthew J. Salganik, Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

Salganik will discuss a scientific mass collaboration that sets a benchmark of predictive performance for six life outcomes.

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The End of Official Color-blindness and the Rise of Anti-anti-racism in Contemporary Latin America

Mara Loveman, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley

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Research Flash Session

Several PSTC trainees will presented their completed or in-progress research.

Past Events

PSTC Colloquia

When Does Money Matter? School Funding and Black-White Inequality of Educational Achievement 2009-2014

Emily Rauscher, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Brown University

Rauscher will address the relationship between school funding and academic achievement.

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The Role of Mortality Selection in Demography of Aging and Health Disparities

Hui Zheng, Associate Professor of Sociology, Ohio State University

Zheng will address population patterns of health and mortality.

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PAA Preview

A preview of research that will be presented at PAA by Trainees Chinyere Agbai, Marcia P. Jimenez, and Hilary Barker.

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CANCELED: Making and Unmaking Families: Stratified Reproduction, Child Circulation and Transnational Adoption from China

Júlia Vich-Bertran, Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Studies, Brown University

Vich-Bertran will discuss transnational adoption and how transnational reproduction draws on and amplifies local stratification as well as how national and global political-economies intersect with domestic and transnational understandings of reproduction and nationhood.

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Does Interracial Contact During Adolescence Affect Interracial Relationships in Adulthood?

Grace Kao, Professor of Sociology, Yale University

Kao's talk will address the patterns of interracial friendships and romantic relationships among individuals in adolescence and young adulthood.

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CANCELED: The Population Principle of Race

Tukufu Zuberi, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Zuberi will discuss how during the past 500 years the transformation of the human population along racial lines has been a process of dividing humans into 1st and 2nd class citizens as a critical aspect of demographic transitions.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Nonmarital and Early Fertility, and Women’s Health at Midlife

Kristi Williams, Professor of Sociology, Ohio State University

Williams will discuss the influence of adverse childhood experiences on two key dimensions of family formation—age and marital status at first birth—and whether these dimensions of family formation mediate the effect of childhood adversity on women’s midlife health.

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Spaces of Segregation and Health: Complex Associations for Black Immigrant Mothers in New York City

Sara McLafferty, Professor of Geography and GIScience, University of Illinois

McLafferty investigates the impacts of persistent residential segregation on health and well-being for African immigrant mothers and infants in New York City using a large, detailed, multi-year vital statistics dataset. Co-sponsored with (S4).

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CANCELED: The Retirement and Health Outcomes of Black Migrants Who Moved Out of the South in the Early 20th Century

Catherine Massey, Assistant Research Scientist, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan

Using longitudinally-linked Census data, Massey investigates the long-term economic and health impacts of the Great Migration on the migrants’ children, who were retirement-age by 2000.

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Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility

John Friedman, Associate Professor of Economics, Brown University

Friedman will address intergenerational income mobility at each college in the United States using data for over 30 million college students from 1999-2013.

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The Double Burden: Gender Equity, Fertility Intention, and Work-Life Incomparability After the One-Child Policy

Yun Zhou, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Population Studies, Brown University

Drawing on the gender equity framework, Zhou investigates the intended and unintended consequences of China’s recent end of the one-child policy.

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"We’re not going to mow your lawn": Latino Youth, Academic Success, and Nativist Stereotypes in Nashville, Tennessee

Andrea Flores, Assistant Professor of Education, Brown University

Flores will discuss preliminary findings regarding how Latino youth make sense of locally and nationally pervasive stereotypes of Latino immigrants.

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"Is your daughter leftover?": Marriage and Gender Equality in China’s Recent History

Matthew Gutmann, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University

Gutmann will examine how the term shengnü (剩女) is used, seriously and in jest, to stigmatize unmarried women, something that is happening at the same time that there are more women Ph.D.s, for instance, than ever before.

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The Effect of Unstable Housing on HIV Treatment Outcomes: Evidence from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), 1995-2015

Omar Galárraga, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

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Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Sector Employment

Terry-Ann Craigie, Associate Professor of Economics, Connecticut College

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Climate Change and Migration: New Insights from a Dynamic Model

Barbara Entwisle, Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina

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Considering Women and Children's Health in the Context of Climate Change: An Investigation of Birthweight, Temperature, and Precipitation in Africa

Kathryn Grace, Assistant Professor of Geography, Environment, and Society, University of Minnesota

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What Does It Mean for Race to be a Cause of Reproductive Health Outcomes?  Perspectives from Epidemiology, Sociology, and Economics

David Savitz, Professor of Epidemiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University

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Water, Health, and Wealth

Bryce Steinberg, Assistant Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

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Using Photographs, Call Logs, and Other Digital Records for Demographic Measurement in Low-income Countries

Stéphane Helleringer, Associate Professor of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

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TrustLab: An Emerging OECD Social Trust Platform

Louis Putterman, Professor of Economics, Brown University

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Addressing Youth Unemployment Through Training and Grants: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

Isaac Mbiti, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia

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Reproducing "Responsibility": Abortion Reform and Reproductive Governance in Mexico

Elyse Singer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Studies (Anthropology), Brown University

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PAA Poster Session

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PAA Preview

Research presentations by PSTC Trainees Patrick Mayne, Nicole Kreisberg, Zhen Liu, Yashas Vaidya, and Isabelle Notter.

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Sampling Hidden and Rare Populations from their Social Networks: Innovations and Applications

Maria-Giovanna Merli, Professor of Public Policy and Global Health, Duke University

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The Empower-Nudge Lottery to Increase 'Dual Protection' among Young South African Women: RCT and Qualitative Findings

Abigail Harrison, Assistant Professor (Research) of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University, and Omar Galarraga, Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

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The Generational Structure of the Multiracial Population

Ann Morning, Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University

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Fertility and the Digital Revolution

Francesco Billari, Professor of Demography and Dean of the Faculty, Bucconi University, Milan; Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford

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Farmer Cognitive Function and Agricultural Productivity Among Farmers in Bahia, Brazil

Leah VanWey, Professor of Sociology, Brown University

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The Effect of School Turnaround Strategies in Massachusetts

John Papay, Assistant Professor of Education and Economics, Brown University

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Family Migration Context and Early Life Outcomes

Jennifer Glick, Professor of Sociology, Penn State University

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Persistence and Fadeout in the Impacts of Child and Adolescent Interventions

Greg Duncan, Professor of Education and Economics, UC Irvine

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Possible Impacts of Mindfulness on Cardiovascular Health: Bridging Population Studies to Biological Mechanisms

Eric Loucks, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University

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Flash session

Featuring the research of PSTC Trainees Whitney Arey, David Glick, Jamie Hansen-Lewis, Nicole Kreisberg, Michelle Marcus, Ken Miura, and Alex Ayalu Reda

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The Role of Parental Wealth and Income in Financing Children’s College Attendance and Its Consequences

V. Joseph Hotz, Arts and Sciences Professor of Economics, Duke University

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Cohabitation Nation? Gender, Class, and the Remaking of Relationships

Sharon Sassler, Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

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Beyond the Population Bomb: Demography After 1968

Emily Klancher Merchant, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College, Neukom Institute for Computational Science

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Intergroup Contact and Competing Allegiances in a Complex World

Sara K. Cowan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, New York University

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Queering Chinese Kinship Studies: Love, Marriage, and Family among Gay Men in Urban China

Casey Miller, Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Studies, Brown University

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Ethnoracial Diversity and Trust, Reexamined

Maria Abascal, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Population Studies, Brown University

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New Approaches to Estimating the Value of Research

Bruce Weinberg, Professor of Economics, Ohio State University

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Samoan Biological Responses to Modernization: Evolutionary, Nutritional, Demographic, and Sociocultural Factors

Stephen McGarvey, Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the International Health Institute, Brown University

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Now, Later, or Never: Childless or Child Free in Post-Socialist Hungary

Marida Hollos, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Brown University

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How are SNAP Benefits Spent? Evidence from a Retail Panel

Jesse Shapiro, George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics, Brown University 

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Racial Health Disparities and Delaying Births as Anti-poverty Policy

Philip Cohen, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland

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When Networks Depress Migration

Jenna Nobles, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Cross-national Variation in Children’s Poverty by Family Structure

James Raymo, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

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Coloring the 'Boys Will be Boys' Chronicle: Race, Gender, and Changes in Children's Behavior Problems Across Two Decades

Jayanti Owens, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Brown University

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The Housing Crisis and Shifting Patterns of Residential Stratification

Kyle Crowder, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington

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The Global Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: Nature, History, and the Role of Trade

David Weil, Professor of Economics, Brown University

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Health and Wellbeing among Older Adults in Rural South Africa

Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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The Social Demography of Start-Up Businesses Among Unemployed Women

Peter Brandon, Professor of Sociology, University at Albany

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The Incoherence of the Social Process of Undocumented Migration: A View from the Southern Mexico Train Tracks

Jason De Leon, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan

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It Takes a Village: Longitudinal and Multilevel Analyses Estimating the Chance of Temporary and Permanent Migration in Rural South Africa

Tyler W. Myroniuk, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Population Studies, Brown University

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Environmental Inequality and Disparities in Child Outcomes: the Case of Lead

Anna Aizer, Associate Professor of Economics, Brown University

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Child Height after a Natural Disaster

Duncan Thomas, Professor of Economics, Duke University

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A Forced Diaspora: Tracking New England Native Enslavement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic

Linford Fisher, Associate Professor of History, Brown University

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Loss in the Time of Cholera: Long-run Impact of a Disease Epidemic on the Urban Landscape

Erica Field, Assistant Professor of Economics and Global Health, Duke University

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Household Recombination, Retrospective Evaluation, and Educational Mobility over 40 Years

Andrew Foster, Professor of Economics and Director, Population Studies and Training Center

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Who Works in Safe Garment Factories in Bangladesh?

Rachel Heath, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Washington

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Archaeology at the Limits of Authority: Two Millennia along the Guatemala-Mexico Border

Andrew Scherer, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University

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Gender Differences in Telomere Length across the Life Course

Belinda Needham, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

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Teaching for Tomorrow’s Economy: Elementary Teacher Effects on Complex Tasks, Grit, and Growth Mindset

Matthew Kraft, Assistant Professor of Education, Brown University

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Same-Sex Families and Health

Justin Denney, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of the Kinder Institute Urban Health Program, Rice University

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Marital Assimilation or Not? Marriage Markets, Ethnoracial Diversity, and Marital Endogamy Among U.S. Hispanics

Zhenchao Qian, Professor of Sociology, Brown University

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Civil Rights Legislation and Legalized Exclusion: Mass Incarceration and the Masking of Inequality

Becky Pettit, Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

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(Re)producing community in clinical trials: Possibility and power in HIV research in South Africa

Lindsey Reynolds, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Population Studies, Brown University

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Data-Driven Decision Making for HIV Treatment Monitoring under Resource Constraints,

Joseph Hogan, Professor of Biostatistics, Brown University