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April 2019

Yingchun Ji, Shanghai University

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Title: Understanding China’s Low Fertility in a Gender and Development Approach Abstract: Without a surge of new born babies after the Chinese government relaxed the 40-year-long strict one-child family planning policy in 2013 and 2015, the focus of debates regarding China’s declining fertility has shifted from policy to economic and social forces. Different from the mainstream demographers in China, we propose a gender and development approach to understand low fertility in post-reform China. During China’s transition from the socialist planned…

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Michelle Torres, Washington State University

April 17 @ 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 Co-sponsored with the Political Science Department, Statistics Department and the Center for Social Statistics More on Michelle Torres

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Leticia Marteleto, UT Austin

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Title: tbd Abstract: tbd More on Prof. Marteleto

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March 2019

Martha Bailey, University of Michigan

March 20 @ 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. Bailey

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Alan Murray, UC Santa Barbara

March 13 @ 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: Population Vulnerability and Spatial Analytics Abstract: There has been a transition from population studies that were relatively data poor to the present day where digital data is plentiful on many fronts. The “Smart City” is fed by sources of information coming from all directions, where sensors observe things about the movement of vehicles and people, infrastructure conditions, air quality, weather, etc. The challenge is to make use of this digital data, and this is precisely the value added offered…

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Matt Harding, UC Irvine

March 6 @ 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: Small steps with Big Data: Using Machine Learning in Resource Economics Abstract: This talk looks at how recent developments in Big Data and Machine Learning are being used in conjunction with randomized controlled trials and large population level program evaluations to design, implement and measure efforts to change consumer behavior. We will explore the role played by very detailed consumption data (often at 15 minute intervals), as well as recent techniques such as deep learning to help us better understand individual…

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Andrés Villarreal, University of Maryland

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Title: Immigrants’ Economic Assimilation: Evidence from Matched Administrative Records Abstract: Immigrants’ ability to succeed in the labor market and achieve economic parity with natives has significant long-term implications for their well-being and that of their children. In this talk I will present findings from two studies examining immigrants’ economic assimilation using a dataset that links respondents of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to their individual tax records. The first study examines the lifetime earnings trajectories of immigrants and measures…

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February 2019

Fernando Riosmena, CU Boulder

February 27 @ 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: Individual and Neighborhood Vulnerability over the Latin American Immigrant Health Experience Abstract: The state of Latino health seemingly defies the way in which the historical disadvantages faced by people of color in the United States get under the skin, and how place matters in reflecting or further reproducing these disparities. Hispanics –especially foreign-born individuals with lower socioeconomic statuses– have more favorable health than other race/ethnic groups –notably, U.S.-born non-Hispanic whites– in a limited but very important set of health outcomes such…

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Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State

February 22

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 UCLA LUSKIN CONFERENCE CENTER **GENERAL REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL!** Sign up to be placed on the WAITLIST CSW will contact waitlisted individuals by Thursday, February 21 with an update on available space. CONFERENCE OVERVIEW DETAILED SCHEDULE Thinking Gender 2019 will focus on gendered regimes of incarceration, and feminist, queer, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. The US justice system is a site of widespread gendered and race-based violence.  The U.S. currently incarcerates nearly a third of all female…

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Jan Van Bavel, University of Leuven

February 20 @ 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: The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and Family Dynamics in Europe Abstract:  Although men tended to receive more education than women in the past, the gender gap in education has reversed in recent decades in most Western and many non-Western countries. In this talk, I will discuss the main results of a major research project that aimed to investigate the implications of the reversal of the gender gap in advanced education for family life across European countries.…

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