Fall 2010 Colloquia

All colloquia take place on Thursdays at noon in the PSTC Seminar Room in Mencoff Hall, unless otherwise noted.

September 9: Crystal Linkletter, Community Health, Brown University. Social network analysis: Practical and statistical challenges.

September 16: Edmund Ramsden, Research Fellow, University of Exeter. Challenging the stigma of eugenics: Population surveys and the genetic demography of mental ability.

September 23: Florencia Torche, Sociology, New York University. Early origins of disadvantage: Maternal stress, birth weight, and educational outcomes.

October 7: Rosa Cho, Education, Brown University. Are there peer effects associated with having English language learner (ELL) classmates? Evidence from the early childhood longitudinal study kindergarten cohort (ECLS-K).

October 14: Sylvia Chant, Geography, London School of Economics. Feminisation of poverty as a global concept? Reflections from Costa Rica, the Philippines, and the Gambia.

October 21: Eric Loucks, Community Health, Brown University. Does education influence health? A critical evaluation of the evidence.

October 28: Mark Rosenzweig, International Economics, Director of the Economic Growth Center, Yale University. Human capital investment and the gender division of labor in a brawn-based economy.

November 4: Peter Brandon, Social Demography, Carleton College. Did Welfare Reform end Welfare As We Knew it? A Demographic Analysis.

November 11: Lori Leonard, Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Experiments in “Development”: Notes from a decade of fieldwork on a “model” pipeline project in Chad.

November 18: Andrew Cherlin, Sociology and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University. The casualization of employment and family life among the American working class.

December 2: James Walker, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The racial convergence of mortality.