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December 2018

Alison Norris, The Ohio State University

December 5 @ 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: Abortion utilization in Ohio’s changing legislative context Abstract: Changes in Ohio, most notably legislation and policy changes since 2011, likely have impacted women’s access to abortion. Many abortion clinics in Ohio have closed in the past seven years, and several others are currently engaged in litigation and are at risk of closure. Clinic closures influence the distance that women travel when seeking abortion. Coupled with the impact of an Ohio law that mandates a 24-hour waiting period after a woman’s initial…

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November 2018

Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development

November 28 @ 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: Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion Abstract: An important class of active labor market policy has received little impact evaluation: immigration barriers intended to raise wages and employment by shrinking labor supply. Theories of endogenous technical advance raise the possibility of limited or even perverse impact. We study a natural policy experiment: the exclusion of almost half a million Mexican bracero farm workers from the United States to improve farm labor market conditions. With…

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Adrian Raftery, University of Washington

November 14 @ 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: Bayesian Population Projections with Migration Uncertainty Abstract: The United Nations recently issued official probabilistic population projections for all countries for the first time, using a Bayesian hierarchical modeling framework developed by our group at the University of Washington. These take account of uncertainty about future fertility and mortality, but not international migration. We propose a Bayesian hierarchical autoregressive model for obtaining joint probabilistic projections of migration rates for all countries, broken down by age and sex. Joint trajectories for all countries…

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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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A Time to Stir: The 1968 Columbia Student Uprising

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
CA, USA USA

Organized by Susan Slyomovics, UCLA Department of Anthropology Date: November 4, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Location: TBD A screening of the seven-hour-long documentary film, with discussion with director Paul Cronin.

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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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