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. Also, if you would like to suggest speakers or topics, please send email to Director@ccpr.ucla.edu.

Click here to view podcasts of our seminars.

FALL QUARTER, 2012

“Welcome and Introductions”
Wednesday, October 3, 2012. 12:00pm to1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Maurizio Mazzocco, UCLA
“Cohort Size and The Marriage Market: Explaining Nearly a Century of Changes in U.S. Marriage Rates.”
Wednesday, October 10, 2012. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Maurizio Mazzocco (10/10/12)

David Lam, University of Michigan
“Credit Constraints and the Racial Gap in Post-Secondary Education in South Africa.”
Wednesday, October 17, 2012. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: David Lam (10/17/12)

Nico Voigtländer, UCLA
“How the West ‘Invented’ Fertility Restriction.”
Wednesday, October 24, 2012. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Ka-Yuet Liu, UCLA
“Focal Points, Endogenous Processes and Exogenous Shocks in the Autism Epidemic.”
Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Ka-Yuet Liu (10/31/12)

Jennie Brand, UCLA
“Job Displacement Among Single Mothers: Effects on Children’s Outcomes in Young Adulthood.”  Co-sponsored with the Dept of Sociology Family Working Group.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Beate Ritz, UCLA
“Studies of air pollution, adverse pregnancy outcomes and child development in LA: Overcoming Challenges in Exposure Assessment, Selection Bias, and Confounder Control.”
Wednesday, November 14, 2012. 12:00pm to 1:30pm

4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Beate Ritz (11/14/12)

Marie-Loure Coubes, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
“Recent Trends in the Mexican Migration to the United States: Contributions from the Survey of Migration at the Northern Border of Mexico EMIF-Norte.”  Co-sponsored with the Center for Mexican Studies.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Adrian Raftery, University of Washington
“Bayesian Reconstruction of Past Populations for Developing and Developed Countries.”
Wednesday, December 5, 2012. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

WINTER QUARTER, 2013

Tak Wing Chan, University of Oxford
“Intergenerational Exchange of Instrumental Support: Dynamic Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey.”
Wednesday, January 16, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Tak Wing Chan

-cancelled-
Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
4240 Public Affairs Building

Inaugural Lecture:  Cornell Belcher
Pollster for the Obama Reelection Campaign, Obama 2008 Campaign and DNC
President, Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies.  Sponsored by UCLA Center for Bridging Research, Innovation, Training and Education for Minority Health Disparities Solutions.
Friday, January 25, 2013. 3-5pm
UCLA Anderson School of Management, Korn Convocation Hall, Rm C314 

Jamie Goodwin-White, UCLA
“Is Social Mobility Spatial?  Immigrant Destination Choice and Second Generation Outcomes, 1940-1970 and 1970-2000”
Wednesday, January 30, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Jamie Goodwin-White

open
Wednesday, February 06, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Robert Moffitt, John Hopkins University
“The U.S. Employment-Population Reversal in the 2000s: Facts and Explanations.”  Co-sponsored with the Dep’t of Economics.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Robert Moffitt

Marcia Castro, Harvard
“Infant Mortality Decline in Brazil:  A Spatio-Temporal Analysis”
Wednesday, February 20, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Marcia Castro

Emilio Parrado, University of Pennsylvania
“The Gendered Process of Mexican Migration to the U.S.:  The Intersection of Marriage and Mobility.”
Wednesday, February 27, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Emilio Parrado

Virginia Chang, NYU
“Obesity and Population Health: Mortality and a Potential Paradox”
Wednesday, March 06, 2013.  12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Virginia Chang

Greg Duncan, UCI
“Increasing Inequality in Parent Incomes and Children’s Completed Schooling: Correlation or Causation?”
Wednesday, March 132013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

SPRING QUARTER, 2013

PAA Practice Session
Wednesday, April 032013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

No Seminar
Wednesday, April 102013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Joyce Manchester, Congressional Budget Office
“The Social Security Disability Insurance Program: Past, Present, and Future.”  Co-sponsored with the Dep’t of Economics.
Wednesday, April 172013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Joyce Manchester

Tom DiPrete, Columbia University
“High School Environments, STEM Orientations, and the Gender Gap in Science and Engineering Degrees”
Wednesday, April 24, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Tom DiPrete

Ted Robles, UCLA
“Close Relationships and Physical Health: What do we know? Where should we go?”
Wednesday, May 01, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: CCPR Seminar: Ted Robles

open
Wednesday, May 08, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan,
“Changing Gender Differences in Mortality and Morbidity among U.S. Adults.”
Wednesday, May 15, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Robert Willis, University of Michigan
“Financial knowledge, fluid intelligence and investment decisions.”
Co-sponsored with the Dep’t of Economics.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

open
Wednesday, May 29, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Bruce Western, Harvard
“Leaving Prison as a Poverty Transition: The Boston Reentry Study”
Co-sponsored with the Poverty and Inequality Working Group
Wednesday, June 052013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building