DemSem Schedules 2020-2021

Fall Schedule 2020

Wednesday, September 9: CDE welcome gathering at James Madison Park, CANCELLED

Tuesday, September 15: “Leveraging the Genome to Evaluate the Impact of the Social Environment,” Lauren Schmitz (UW Madison); “Social and Spatial Inequalities in Household Finance,” Megan Bea (UW-Madison) Join via BB Collaborate:

Tuesday September 22: “Three Decades of Very Low Fertility in Spain,” Albert Esteve (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona); response by Christine Schwartz (UW-Madison) Join via Zoom:

Tuesday, September 29: “Discrimination and Weight Outcomes among Hispanic Immigrants: Old Questions, New(ish) Approaches and Lessons Learned,” Tiffany Green (UW-Madison); “Mothers’ Work Schedules and Child Wellbeing,” Alejandra Ros Pilarz (UW-Madison)

Tuesday, October 6: ” Exploring Genetic Influence on Birth Weight,” Sam Trejo (UW-Madison) and “The Consequences of Prenatal Substance Exposure for Maternal and Infant Health,” Christine Durrance (UW-Madison)

Tuesday, October 13: “Immigration Enforcement Effects on Health, Housing, and Education: How Targeted are the Consequences?” Juan Pedroza (UC-Santa Cruz)

Tuesday, October 20: “The Formal Demography of Kinship,” Hal Caswell (University of Amsterdam); response by Jenna Nobles (UW-Madison)

Tuesday, October 27: “Inequalities in Young Adult Criminal Justice Contacts: Patterns and Collateral Consequences for Parents and Siblings,” Courtney Boen (University of Pennsylvania)

Tuesday, November 3: No seminar

Tuesday, November 10: “Does Increased K-12 Funding Improve Student Learning and Narrow Achievement Gaps? New Evidence from California’s Local Control Funding Formula,” Rucker Johnson (UC-Berkeley)

Tuesday, November 17: “Latinx Population Growth, School Choice, and Segregation in New Latinx Destination School Districts,” Jacob Hibel (UC-Davis)

Tuesday, November 24: No seminar – Thanksgiving week

Tuesday, December 1: “Safety-Net Reform and Long-Term Changes in Economic Outcomes among Low-Skill Americans,” Jeffrey Grogger (University of Chicago)

Tuesday, December 8: “When Evidence Shapes Policy: A Conversation about Reproductive Healthcare Access in the U.S.,” Danielle Bessett (University of Cincinnati), Tiffany Green (UW-Madison), Jenny Higgins (UW-Madison), Alison Norris (Ohio State University), Kari White (University of Texas at Austin)

Spring Schedule 2021

January 22, 2021: “Climate Migration across Contexts, Gender, and the Life Course,” Fernando Riosmena (University of Colorado, Boulder)
*Please note that this session will be held from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Friday, January 22.

January 26, 2021: “The Impact of Expanding Public Health Insurance on Safety Net Program Participation: Evidence from the ACA Medicaid Expansion,” Lucie Schmidt (Williams College)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging

February 2, 2021: “The Gendered Consequences of COVID-19: Initial Insights for American Families,” Leah Ruppanner (University of Melbourne, Australia)
*Please note that this session will begin at 3 p.m.

February 9, 2021: “Racialized Differences in Wage Growth within Firms: Testing a Theory of Organizational Ethnoracism,” Mosi Ifatunji (UW) and “The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Rental Market: Evidence from Craigslist,” Max Besbris (UW)

February 16, 2021: “Digitizing and Text-Mining the Toxic Past: The IT Revolution, Civic Transparency, and Environmental Health,” Merlin Chowkwanyun (Columbia)

February 23, 2021: “A New Look at the Separation Surge in Europe: Contrasting Adult and Child Perspectives,” Thomas Leopold (University of Cologne) with response by Betty Thomson (UW/Stockholm University)

March 2, 2021: “Black Women’s Health Matters: Theoretical, Conceptual, and Empirical Considerations,” Christy Erving (Vanderbilt)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging

March 9, 2021: “Covering Undocumented Immigrants: The Effect of a Large-Scale Prenatal Care Intervention,” Laura Wherry (New York University) with response by Tiffany Green (UW)

March 16, 2021: “Incorporating Equity Value Judgements into Causal Decomposition Analysis,” John Jackson (Johns Hopkins University) with response by Felix Elwert (UW)

March 23, 2021: “Family Background, Occupational Returns to College, and the Rise of the Comprehensive Welfare State: Evidence from Danish Monozygotic Twins Born 1931–1979,” Kristian Karlson (University of Copenhagen) with response by Eric Grodsky (UW)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging

March 30, 2021: “Demography: Fast and Slow,” Francesco Billari (Bocconi University)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging

April 6, 2021:  No seminar

April 13, 2021: “Intergenerational Correlations in Longevity,” Adriana Lleras-Muney (UCLA) with response by Jason Fletcher (UW)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging

April 20, 2021: “Abortion Laws Should be Based on Science: Understanding the Impacts of State-Level Abortion Restrictions,” Ushma Upadhyay (University of California, San Francisco)

April 27, 2021: “Demographic Perspectives on COVID-19: One Year Later,” Jennifer Beam Dowd (University of Oxford)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging