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. Please email all meeting requests to the speaker’s CCPR Host with Cc to Seminars@ccpr.ucla.edu. 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, 2013

“Welcome and Introductions”
Wednesday, October 2, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Adriana Lleras-Muney, UCLA
“The Long Term Effects of Means-tested Cash Transfers”
Wednesday, October 9, 2013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Michael Rendall, University of Maryland
“Two Decades of Negative Educational Selectivity of Mexican Migrants”
Wednesday, October 162013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Kate Strully, SUNY-Albany
“Racially Diverse Schools and Adolescent Romantic Relationships”
Wednesday, October 232013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Jason Boardman, University of Colorado Boulder
“Integrating Genome Wide Data into Demographic Analysis”
Wednesday, October 302013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Xiaoyan Lei, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
Kathleen McGarry,  CCPR and Economics Dept., UCLA

“Overview and Early Results from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS),With Comments on the U.S. Health and Retirement Study (HRS)”
Wednesday, November 62013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Megan Sweeney, UCLA
“Inequality and the U.S. Contraceptive Revolution”
Thursday, November 72013. 4:00 PM
4240 Public Affairs Building

Nathan Hendren, Harvard University
“Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States”
Tuesday, November 122013. 3:30pm to 5:00pm
9383 Bunche Hall
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Economics

Heidi Williams, MIT
“Why is Infant Mortality Higher in the U.S. than in Europe?”
Wednesday, November 202013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Mark Stabile, University of Toronto
“Do Stimulant Medications Improve Educational and Behavioral Outcomes for Children with ADHD?”
Wednesday, December 42013. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

WINTER QUARTER, 2014

David Grusky, Stanford University
“Is the President Right that Social Mobility is Declining?”
Wednesday, January 8, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Grusky (1/8/14)

Jessica Metcalf, Oxford/Princeton
“Human Demography Shapes the Dynamics and Burden of Rubella: Implications for Vaccination Policy”
Wednesday, January 15, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Jessica Metcalf (1/15/14)

Sean Reardon, Stanford University
“Inequality, Segregation, and Spatial Variation in Racial Academic Achievement Gaps”
Wednesday, January 22, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Reardon (1/22/14)

Jennifer Beam Dowd, CUNY – Hunter College
“Population Immunology and Health Disparities”
Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Dowd (1/29/14)

Nora Cate Schaeffer, University of Wisconson
“Rapport in Calls to Recruit Survey Participants: The Role of Responsiveness and Engagement”
Monday, February 3, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
279 Haines Hall
Co-sponsored with the Family Working Group and Conversation Analysis Working Group (UCLA Sociology)
(The Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Ray Ross in memory of his wife)

Till von Wachter, University of California – Los Angeles
Discussant: Jennie Brand
“The Lifetime Cost of Job Displacement”
Wednesday, February 5, 2014. 12:30pm to 2:00pm
5391 Public Affairs Building
Co-sponsored with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Jacob Foster, University of California – Los Angeles
“Science as Social Learning.”
Wednesday, February 12, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Andreas Georgiadis, Oxford University
“The Sooner The Better But It’s Never Too Late: The Impact of Child Growth At Different Stages of Infancy and Childhood on Cognitive Development”
Wednesday, February 19, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Georgiadis (2/19/14)

Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania
“The Reproduction of Inequality.”
Meier Lecture – Dept. of Sociology
Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 3pm
279 Haines Hall

Perspectives on Health and Aging – Mini-Conference
Friday, March 7, 2014. 9:00am – 3:20pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg
Co-sponsored with the Von Gremp Seminar in Entrepreneurial and Economic History

David Card, University of California – Berkeley
“Bargaining and the Gender Wage Gap: A Direct Assessment”
Wednesday, March 12, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Franklin Wilson, University of Wisconson-Madison
“Generational Changes in Racial Inequality”
Wednesday, March 14, 2014. 3:00pm to 5:00pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

SPRING QUARTER, 2014

Alison Buttenheim, University of Pennsylvania
“Who’s Calling the Shots? The Demography of Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal.”
Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Allison Buttenheim (4/2)

Paulina Oliva, University of California – Santa Barbara
“Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City.”
Wednesday, April 9,2014.  12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Michael Kremer, Harvard University
“Educational, Labor Market, and Fiscal Impacts of Scholarships for Private Secondary School: Evidence from Colombia”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014. 03:30pm to 05:00pm
9383 Bunche Hall
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Economics

Steven Cole, University of California – Los Angeles
“Social Genomics”
Wednesday, April 16,2014.  12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Mieke Eeckhaut, University of California – Los Angeles
“Sterilization Patterns in the United States: A Comparative Perspective.”
Wednesday, April 23,2014.  12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

PAA Practice Talk
Friday, April 25, 2014.  12:00pm to 2:00pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Michael Lens and Paavo Monkkonen, University of California – Los Angeles
“Land Use Regulation and Income Segregation.”
Wednesday, May 7, 2014.   12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Elizabeth Bruch, University of Michigan
“All Things Considered? Cognitively Plausible Models of Neighborhood Choice.”
Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Patrick Sharkey, New York University
“The Effects of Local Violence on Children and the Impact of the Crime Decline.”
Wednesday, May 21, 2014.  12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Patrick Sharkey (5/21/14)

Jesse Rothstein, University of California – Berkeley
“Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance in the Great Recession.”
Wednesday, May 28, 2014.  12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“What Can Biodemography Tell Us about Longevity?”
Wednesday, May 29, 2014.  12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Jenna Nobles, University of Wisconsin – Madison
“The Effects of Mortality on Fertility: Population Dynamics after a Natural Disaster.”
Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building