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, 2008

October 1, 12:00-1:30 – 9383 Bunche
“Welcome and Introductions”

October 6, 3-5 pm**Monday**Room B301 Anderson School of Management**
James Heckman (University of Chicago)
“The Economics and Psychology of Inequality and Human Development”
Co-sponsored with Anderson School of Management Jacob Marschak Colloquium

October 8, 2:00 – 3:30 – 9383 Bunche
Dora Costa (UCLA)
“The Rise of Retirement among African Americans: Evidence from Union Army Records”
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Economics Applied Microeconomics Workshop and
VonGremp Workshop in Economic and Entrepreneurial History

October 10, 12:00-1:30**Friday**279 Haines Hall
Katharine Donato (Vanderbilt University)
“Public Service Use and Contributions among Mexican Immigrants”
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Sociology Migration Study Group

October 15, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Pascaline Dupas (UCLA)
” Free Distribution or Cost-Sharing? Evidence from a randomized malaria prevention experiment in Kenya”

October 22, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Sean Reardon (Stanford University)
“Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Black-White Test Score Gap”

Related Paper: ” Differential Growth in the Black-White Achievement Gap During Elementary School Among Initially High- and Low-Scoring Students”
October 29, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Shige Song (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
” Social Conditions and Infant Mortality in China: A Test of the Fundamental Cause Perspective”

November 13,**Thursday**12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Hans-Peter Kohler(University of Pennsylvania)
” Advances in Development Reverse Fertility Declines”
Co-sponsored with the Center for European and Eurasian Studies

November 19, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Judith Seltzer, Donald Treiman, Elizabeth Stephenson
“Ethics Forum: Recent Developments in IRB at UCLA”

December 3, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Lincoln Quillian (Northwestern Univ.)
“Racial Segregation and Impoverished Neighborhood Environments: A Population Model”

WINTER QUARTER, 2009
January 7, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Steven Wallace (UCLA)
“Measuring Poverty in the 21st Century – New Approaches for Older Adults”

Related Article: ” Federal Poverty Guideline Underestimates Costs of Living for Older Persons in California”

January 14, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Ted Mouw (University of North Carolina)
” Occupations and Changes in Wage Inequality in the United States, 1980s-2000s”

January 21, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Jon Krosnick (Stanford University)
“The accuracy of online surveys with non-probability samples of people who volunteer to do surveys for money”

January 28, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Jeff Brantingham (UCLA)
“Mechanistic models of crime pattern formation and hotspot policing”

February 4, 12:00-1:30 – 352 Haines**CANCELLED**
Phyllis Moen (University of Minnesota)
“Working Families, Stress, and Wellness: Does Increasing Control over Work Time Matter?”
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Sociology Family Working Group and
The Center on the Everyday Lives of Families

February 11, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Tara Gruenewald (UCLA)
“Helping Others Helps Oneself: Perceived Social Usefulness and Health in Later Life”

February 18, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
William Axinn (Univ. of Michigan)
“Social Organization, Population, and Land Use”

February 24, 3:30-5:00 **Tuesday** 9383 Bunche
Heather Royer (UC Santa Barbara)
” Aftershocks: The Impact of Clinic Violence on Abortion Services”
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Economics Applied Microeconomics Workshop

February 26, 1:00-3:00 **Thursday** – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Thomas Gillespie and Michael Shin (UCLA)
” P1: Geospatial Technologies for Population Research”
” P2: Geospatial Technologies for Population Research”

March 4, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Carol Aneshensel, Patrick Heuveline, Rosa Matzkin, Meredith Phillips, and Lucy Shao (UCLA)
“CCPR Forum on Extramural Funding”

March 11, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Jon Skinner (Dartmouth University)
“Technology and Expenditure Growth in Health Care”
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Economics Applied Microeconomics Workshop

Related Material: Productivity and Expenditure Growth in Health Care

March 18, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Bill Labate (UCLA)
“Cluster Computing at UCLA”

SPRING QUARTER, 2009

March 30, 1:00-2:30 **Monday**Bunche Hall 9383
Torsten Persson (IIES)
“Weather and Infant Mortality in Africa”
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Economics

April 1, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Matthew Kahn (UCLA)
“Cities and Climate Change”

April 8, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Charles Manski (Northwestern University)
” Diversified Treatment under Ambiguity”

April 15, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Stewart Tolnay (University of Washington)
“Was Anyone Safe? Individual and Household Characteristics of Lynch Victims in the American South, 1882-1930”
Co-sponsored with VonGremp Workshop in Economic and Entrepreneurial History

Related material: Personalized Lynch Victims
April 20, 12:00-1:30 **Monday**- 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Andrew Cherlin (John Hopkins University)
“The Marriage-Go-Round: Causes and Consequences of Multiple Partnerships”
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Sociology Family Working Group and
UCLA Interdisciplinary Relationship Science Program

April 22, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
PAA Practice Session
April 24, 12:00-1:30 **Friday** 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
PAA Practice Session 2

April 29
PAA – Population Association of America
May 6, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
May Wang (UCLA)
“Child Obesity: When Neighborhoods Matter”

May 20, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg. **CANCELLED**
David Takeuchi (Univ. of Washington)
“The Epidemiology of Discrimination: Findings from the National Latino and Asian American Study”

May 27, 12:00-1:30 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
Catherine Cubbin (Univ. of Texas-Austin)
“Developing Feasible Measures of Wealth for Health Research”

June 4, 11:00-5:00 – 4240 Public Affairs Bldg.
“Biodemography Mini Conference”