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November 2018

Chad Hazlett, UCLA

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Title:  Making Sense of Sensitivity: Extending Omitted Variable Bias Abstract:We extend the omitted variable bias framework with a suite of tools for sensitivity analysis in regression models that: (i) does not require assumptions about the treatment assignment nor the nature of confounders; (ii) naturally handles multiple confounders, possibly acting non-linearly; (iii) exploits expert knowledge to bound sensitivity parameters; and, (iv) can be easily computed using only standard regression results. In particular, we introduce two novel sensitivity measures suited for routine…

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October 2018

Dalton Conley, Princeton University

October 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 101 Sumner Ave United States

Title: Social Science in the Age of Genomics Abstract: The cost of genetic information has been dropping at a rate faster than that of Moore’s law in microcomputing.  As a result, the science of genetic prediction has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, and with it has emerged a novel field: sociogenomics.  Sociogenomics seeks to integrate genetic and environmental information to obtain a more robust, complete picture of the causes of human behavior.  This talk will highlight some recent examples…

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Berk Ozler, World Bank

October 24, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 101 Sumner Ave United States

Title: tbd Abstract: tbd Co-sponsored with the UCLA Luskin Senior Fellows Speaker Series More on Prof. Ozler  

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Berk Ozler, World Bank

October 24, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 101 Sumner Ave United States

Title: Increasing the uptake of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) among adolescent females and young women in Cameroon Abstract: In sub-Saharan Africa, 25% of teenagers have started childbearing (ICF, 2015). While young women describe many of these births as planned and intentional, women under the age of 20 also have the greatest percentage of mistimed/unintended pregnancies compared to all other age groups. For example, in Cameroon, more than 30% of the births to this group were unwanted or wanted later (DHS 2011). Low…

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Berk Ozler, World Bank

October 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 101 Sumner Ave United States

Title: tbd Abstract: tbd More on Prof. Ozler  

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Erin Hartman, University of California Los Angeles

October 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 101 Sumner Ave United States

Title: Covariate Selection for Generalizing Experimental Results Abstract: Researchers are often interested in generalizing the average treatment effect (ATE) estimated in a randomized experiment to non-experimental target populations. Researchers can estimate the population ATE without bias if they adjust for a set of variables affecting both selection into the experiment and treatment heterogeneity. Although this separating set has simple mathematical representation, it is often unclear how to select this set in applied contexts. In this paper, we propose a data-driven method to…

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2018-2019 CCPR Welcome and Introductions

October 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Please come join us to learn all about the California Center for Population Research! Professors Jennie Brand, Patrick Heuveline and Hiram Beltran-Sanchez will be presenting. This will be the kick-off event for the start of the upcoming 2018-2019 CCPR Seminar Series.

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September 2018

“The Trouble with Pink and Blue, Gender expression, stigma, and health among U.S. children and adolescents”

September 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

“The Trouble with Pink and Blue, Gender expression, stigma, and health among U.S. children and adolescents” Allegra Gordon, SCD, MPH Research Scientist, Boston Children’s Hospital Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Dr. Gordon will offer a conceptual model for understanding gender expression and health and illustrate this model with examples from recent research on gender nonconformity, school-based violence and bullying, and selected health outcomes in samples of U.S. high school students and young adults. Lunch will be provided Sponsored…

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May 2018

V. Joseph Hotz, Duke University

May 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Role of Parental Wealth & Income in Financing Children’s College Attendance & Its Consequences” Abstract: This paper examines the influence of parental wealth and income on their children’s college attendance and parents’ financial support for it and whether the latter affects the subsequent levels of indebtedness of parents and their children. We use data from the PSID, especially data in the 2013 Rosters and Transfers Module on the incidence and amounts of parents’ financial support for their children’s college. To…

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Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania

May 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Promise of Integrated Data Systems for Social Science Research” Abstract: Integrated Data Systems (IDS) linking administrative, public agency data hold great promise for rapid and low-cost implementation and evaluation of homeless initiatives. Culhane will review the legal, ethical, scientific and economic challenges of interagency data sharing, as well as systematic efforts including policy reform and inter-agency collaboration to overcome these challenges. Finally, he will review important new IDS initiatives in LA County and California. More on Prof. Culhane

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