CDE’s weekly Demography Seminar (DemSem) offers presentations of substantive work at the forefront of population sciences. Organized by Jenna Nobles and John Mullahy, associate directors for training, the seminar features lectures by top scholars in the field from across the university campus and beyond.

Spring 2019 Schedule

The Demography Seminar usually meets on Tuesdays from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in room 8417 of the Social Sciences Building and is open to all.
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Tuesday, January 22: “The Cyclicality of Informal Care,” Corina Mommaerts (UW)

Tuesday, January 29: “The Social Structuring of Coercion and Control: Intimate Relationships and Reproductive Behaviors,” Jennifer S. Barber (Michigan)

Tuesday, February 5: “The History and Adaptation of Hmong in Wisconsin,” Yang Sao Xiong (UW)

Tuesday, February 12: “Racial Wages and Children’s Schooling: Race, Parental Income, and Achievement, 1960-2009,” Jordan Conwell (UW)

Tuesday, February 19: “The Impact of a Temporary Gender Imbalance: Repercussions of the War of the Triple Alliance in Paraguay,” Laura Schechter (UW)

Tuesday, February 26: “Intergenerational Health Mobility,” Katie Jajtner (UW)

Tuesday, March 5: “Demand Shocks and Worker Safety: Evidence from Mining,” Kerwin Charles (Chicago). Note: this event has been canceled.

Tuesday, March 12: “Immigration Policy and Latino Children’s Health,” Chenoa Allen (UW)

Tuesday, March 19: No seminar, spring break

Tuesday, March 26: “Is the Gender Wage Gap Really a Family Wage Gap in Disguise?” Youngjoo Cha (Indiana)

Tuesday, April 2: “Statutory Inequality: The Logics of Monetary Sanctions in State Law,” Mary Pattillo (Northwestern), co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Society, and Justice

Tuesday, April 9: No seminar, annual meeting of the Population Association of America

Tuesday, April 23: “Immigration in Schools: Foreign-Born Students and Performance of Natives,” David Figlio (Northwestern), co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty

Tuesday, April 30: “Biodemography: A 21st Century Guided Tour,” James R. Carey (Davis), co-sponsored by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging

Tuesday, May 7: “Immigration and Fertility: Implications for Post-Recession Fertility Decline,” Emilio Parrado (Penn)