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April 2018

CCPR 2018 PAA Practice Session

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us to hear our residents interesting research and give feedback for their upcoming PAA presentations. Presenters: Sara Johnsen, Continuity and Change in Contraceptive Female Sterilization in the United States, 1982 – 2015″ Ravaris Moore, “The Effects of Exposure to Community Gun-Violence on the High School Dropout Rates of California Public School Students” Wookum Kim, “Does Pro-Natalist Cash Transfer Work? Evidence from Local Programs in South Korea”

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Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Inequality around the World: Evidence and Implications” Abstract: The lecture will present new evidence on global inequality and growth since 1980 using the World and Wealth Income Database. We combine data across countries in a homogeneous way to analyze world inequality. Global inequality has increased since 1980 in spite of fast growth in large emerging countries. We plot the curve of cumulated growth from 1980 to 2016 for each percentile of the global distribution of income per adult. This curve has…

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Andrew Oswald, University of Warwick

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Midlife Crisis in Humans and Other Animals” Abstract: The talk will discuss the concept of the midlife crisis.  It will examine international evidence on happiness, mental health, suicide, antidepressant consumption, sleep, and so on.  Not all the data will be on human beings.  The talk will say something about where we are scientifically, and what we need to understand next.  Plenty of time will be left for open discussion. More on Prof. Oswald *Co-Sponsored with Public Policy and Applied Social…

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March 2018

CEGA-EASST Scholars Visit from East Africa

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

On Friday, March 16,  UCLA is hosting three CEGA-EASST scholars from East Africa. EASST invites East African researchers to apply for a 4-month fellowship at UC Berkeley to build skills in rigorous social science research and impact evaluation-these are the fellows who won this fellowship.  Each scholar will present on the following topics from 12:00-1:30PM in Public Affairs building room 4240. Lunch will be served.  They will be visiting all day so let us know if you would like to…

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David Card, UC Berkeley

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Health Effects of Cesarean Delivery for Low-Risk First Births” Abstract: Cesarean delivery for low-risk pregnancies is generally associated with worse health outcomes for infants and mothers. The interpretation of this correlation, however, is confounded by potential selectivity in the choice of birth mode. We use birth records from California, merged with hospital and emergency department (ED) visits for infants and mothers in the year after birth, to study the casual health effects of cesarean delivery for low-risk first births. Building…

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Fernando Riosmena, University of Colorado

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“A re-appraisal of thinking on and the empirical evaluation of migration theories” Abstract: Over the last quarter Century, there has been considerable efforts to systematize knowledge on and empirically test the drivers of population mobility around a set of eight theories that either explain the initiation or continuation of international labor migration flows. In this presentation, I provide a reflection aimed at furthering theoretical development and empirical testing of these theories. I do so by: (1) providing more specific guidance on…

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February 2018

Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Boomer and Millennial Young Adulthood Relationships: A Demographic Perspective“ Abstract: Baby Boomers were at the forefront of many changes in young adult relationship and family experiences. Today a new cohort, Millennials, outnumber Boomers and have redefined young adulthood.  Dr. Manning will contrast the relationship experiences of young adult Boomers and Millennials.  She will share new findings about recent patterns and trends in the formation and stability of young adult relationships. Concluding comments will focus on challenges and opportunities for research on…

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Yu Xie, Princeton

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Heterogeneous Causal Effects: A Propensity Score Approach “ Abstract: Heterogeneity is ubiquitous in social science.  Individuals differ not only in background characteristics, but also in how they respond to a particular treatment. In this presentation, Yu Xie argues that a useful approach to studying heterogeneous causal effects is through the use of the propensity score. He demonstrates the use of the propensity score approach in three scenarios: when ignorability is true, when treatment is randomly assigned, and when ignorability is not…

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Joscha Legewie, Yale University

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Policing and the Educational Performance of Minority Youth” Abstract: How does the expansion of police presence in poor urban communities affect educational outcomes? Exploiting a quasi-experimental design from New York City, we present causal evidence of the impact of aggressive, zero-tolerance policing on the educational performance of minority youth. Under Operation Impact, the New York Police Department (NYPD) saturated high crime areas with additional police officers with the mission to engage in aggressive order maintenance policing. We used administrative data from…

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Randall Kuhn, UC Los Angeles

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“A Large-Scale Survey of International Migrants from Rural Bangladesh: Longitudinal Evidence on Migration Costs, Earnings and Health” Abstract: Popular attention has focused on the harsh conditions facing overseas guest workers from countries such as Bangladesh to the states of the Persian Gulf, with the assumption of negative health consequences. In contrast, the global empirical literature on migrant health finds generally positive health outcomes for migrants relative to those left-behind, due in large part to self-selection. Yet most such studies match separate…

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