DemSem Schedules 2014 – 2015

Fall Schedule 2014

Tuesday, September 16: When Father Doesn’t Bother: Conditioning the Failure to Establish Paternity In-Hospital on Fathers’ Presence at the Birth, Cynthia Osborne (University of Texas-Austin)

Tuesday, September 23: The Promises and Pitfalls of Genoeconomics, Dan Benjamin (Cornell University)

Tuesday, September 30: Is Obesity in the Eye of the Beholder? BMI and Socioeconomic Outcomes Across Cohort, Vida Maralani (Yale University)

Tuesday, October 7: Gender Equality and Transition to the Second Birth in Japan, Setsuya Fukuda (National Institute of Population and Social Security Research)

Tuesday, October 14: Gender, Later Life Adversities and Health: Evidence from Taiwan, Chiuoum Lee (UW Madison-Health Disparities Program)

Tuesday, October 28: Human Capital and Infectious Disease: Gender Differences in Investments and Outcomes, Atheendar Venkataramani (Massachusetts General Hospital)

Tuesday, November 4: Missing Data Issues in Large-Scale Assessments: Challenges and Opportunities, David Kaplan (UW)

Tuesday, November 11: How Does Access to Health Care Affect Health and Education? Evidence from School-based Health Centers, Mike Lovenheim (Cornell University)

Tuesday, November 18: The Future is now in Survey Research: Challenges and Opportunities, Ned English (NORC)

Tuesday, November 25: Decomposing Gaps in Student Learning in Developing Countries: Evidence from Vietnamese and Peruvian Panel Data, Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota)

Tuesday, December 2: Novel Cognitive Skill Measures in a Population-based Survey, Amar Hamoudi (Duke University)

Tuesday, December 9: Recession and Fertility: Insights from Japan’s “Lost 20 Years”, Jim Raymo (UW)

Spring Schedule 2015

Tuesday, January 27: Same-sex Families and Health, Justin Denney (Rice University)

Tuesday, February 3: The Unequal Consequences of Mass Incarceration for Children, Kristin Turney (University of California-Irvine)

Tuesday, February 10: Retrospective Evaluation and Household Recombination: Evidence from the Matlab Health and Family Planning Program, Andrew Foster (Brown University)

Tuesday, February 17: The RDC: introduction to data availability, policy, and procedure, Brent Hueth (UW)

Tuesday, February 24: A Moveable Feast: The flexibility of fertility preferences in a transitioning Malawian community, Jenny Trinitapoli (Pennsylvania State University)

Tuesday, March 3: Effects of Incarceration on Employment and Recidivism: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Jeffrey Morenoff (University of Michigan)

Tuesday, March 17: Membership Has Its Privileges Status Incentives and Categorical Inequality in Education, Andrew Penner (University of California-Irvine)

Tuesday, March 24 (LaFollette Lecture): Effects of the transition from Medicaid to Medicare on health care use for adults with mental illness, Marguerite Burns (UW)

Tuesday, April 7: The Development of Parents and Children and the Interplay of Genes and Environments, Jenae Neiderheiser (Pennsylvania State University)

Tuesday, April 14: Bigger Data and Design Experiments: How the Two Interrelate to Inform Us About Observational Studies with Minimal Bias, Thomas Cook (Northwestern University)

Tuesday, April 21: Big Bad Racists, Subtle Prejudice and Minority Victims: An Agent-Based Model of the Dynamics of Racial Inequality, Quincy Stewart (Northwestern University)

Tuesday, May 5: The Relationship Between Education and Mental Health: New Evidence from a Discordant Twin Study, Andrew Halpern-Manners (Indiana University)