The California Population Research Seminar Series, sponsored by the California Center for Population Research generally meets every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:30 PM. See each listing below for specific time and room details. Any missing details will be posted as soon as they are finalized. If you would like to meet with the speaker during the day and/or join us for lunch or dinner, please CLICK on Speaker’s name below to retrieve Speaker’s Schedule.

Fall Quarter, 2000
October 4, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Dawn Upchurch (UCLA, Community Health Sciences)
“Neighborhood and Family Influences on the Risk of First Sex”

October 18, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Dean Jamison (UCLA, Educ./Center for Pacific Rim Studies)
“Is Income Growth of Much Importance in Improving Health?”

November 1, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Jacob Klerman and Steven Haider (RAND)
“A Stock-Flow Analysis of the Welfare Caseload: Insights from California Economic Conditions”

November 15, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Kelly Musick (University of Southern California, Sociology)
“Links between Cohabitation, Nonmarital Childbearing, and Marriage”

November 29, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Judith Seltzer (UCLA, Sociology)
“Joint Legal Custody and Child Support Payments: Are There Lasting Custody Effects?”

December 13, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Jeffrey Grogger (UCLA, Public Policy)
“Explaining Recent Declines in Food Stamp Program Participation”
Winter Quarter, 2001
January 24, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Michael Stoll (UCLA, Public Policy)
“Why do Black Employers Hire More African Americans than White Employers?”

February 6, 3:30-5:00,**THIS IS A THURSDAY** 9383 Bunche Hall
Robert Pollak (Washington Univ., Arts and Sciences and the John M. Olin School )
“Efficiency in Families”

February 7, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
M. Giovanna Merli (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sociology)”The Social Organization of the Chinese Family Planning System”

February 21, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
J. David Hacker (Cal Tech, Humanities and Social Sciences)
“Rethinking the ‘Early’ Decline of Fertility in the Nineteenth-Century United States: New Evidence from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series”

March 7, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
James P. Smith (RAND)
“Wealth Inequality in the United States and Great Britain” Paper / You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view paper

March 14, 12:00-1:30,**HH1111 (Sociology Conf. Rm.)**
Bill Lavely (Univ. of Washington/UCLA)
“Sex Preference for Children in a Meifu Li Community in Hainan, China”

March 21, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
“Graduate Student PAA Presentation Practice”

Spring Quarter, 2001
April 18, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Frank Bean (UC Irvine, Sociology)
“Chilling” Effects, Labor Market Conditions, and Post-Reform Declines in Welfare Receipt Among Immigrants

May 2, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Freya Sonenstein (The Urban Institute)
“Differential Risk Factors Associated with STD Infections in Young Men”

May 16, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
William Mason (UCLA, Sociology) and Bill Lavely (Univ. of Washington/UCLA)
“Infant Mortality and Sex Ratio at Birth: Explorations of the 1990 Chinese Census”

May 23, 12:00-1:30, 2343 Public Policy
Sylvia Bashevkin (Political Science, U. of Toronto)
“Single Mothers and Welfare Reform in Comparative Perspective (Canada, U.S., UK)”

May 24, 12:00-1:30**THIS IS A THURSDAY**4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Richard Breen (European University Institute and Oxford University)
“A Rational Choice Model of Educational Inequality”

May 30, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Cindy Fan (UCLA, Geography)
“Migration and Division of Labor in China”

June 13, 12:00-1:30, 4355D Public Policy (ISSR Conf. Rm.)
Andrew Noymer (UC-Berkeley, Sociology)
“Mortality Selection and Mortality Decline: The Case of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic”