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November 2018

Chad Hazlett, UCLA

November 7 @ 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 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 5201 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 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 5201 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 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 5201 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 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 5201 Sumner Ave United States

Title: tbd Abstract: tbd More on Prof. Ozler  

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Eli Clare, “Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness”

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon, UCLA, Los Angeles

CSW is delighted to welcome Eli Clare to UCLA to give a talk as part of our Chemical Entanglements research initiative. RSVPs for this event are NOW CLOSED. Standby seats may be available; we encourage you to arrive early if you would like a standby seat. About Eli Clare Photo description: Eli sits on driftwood log, smiling in the sun. White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he…

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Erin Hartman, University of California Los Angeles

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 5201 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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Fall Welcome Reception

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rolfe Courtyard

Join CSW and the UCLA Department of Gender Studies as we celebrate the start of a new academic year! Join us for an opportunity to meet and network with faculty, students, and staff, and to learn about CSW’s and Gender Studies’ upcoming projects, research, and events. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: To RSVP, please fill out the online registration form. Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Location: Rolfe Hall Courtyard, UCLA (click to view full map)…

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Black Convocation 2018

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carnesale Commons

Black Convocation 2018 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM The Black Convocation is an annual event that welcomes new and returning students to the UCLA campus and makes them aware of the different organizations, departments, and resources available to serve them. It is an evening full of Bruin pride, providing encouragement, anecdotes about the past, and a glimpse of the future from UCLA faculty, staff, and alumni dedicated to supporting all students. The Black Convocation is free…

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2018-2019 CCPR Welcome and Introductions

October 3 @ 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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