Brown Bag Seminar Recordings

[1] Apr 14, 2017

Elizabeth Ackert, The University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center

Educational Disadvantages among Mexican-Origin Youth: The Role of New Destinations

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[2] Mar 13, 2017

Jenny Trinitapoli, The University of Chicago

A Moveable Feast: The Flexibility of Fertility Preferences in a Transitioning Malawian Community

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[3] Feb 24, 2017

Robert Hummer, The University of North Carolina

Leveling the Playing Field? Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality among Low Risk Women in the United States

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[4] Feb 17, 2017

Junfeng Jiao, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

Better Understand AirBnB Rentals with Webscraping

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[5] Feb 10, 2017

Scott Lynch, Duke University

Rethinking the Role of Childhood SES in Adult Health: Integrating Existing Theories with a Life Course Perspective on the Disablement Process

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[6] Feb 3, 2017

Mariano Sana, Vanderbilt University

Eight Decades of Public Opinion on Refugee Admissions

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[7] Jan 27, 2017

Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland

Police Compliance, Body Cams, and Black Lives: Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System

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[8] Dec 2, 2016

Jason Schnittker, The University of Pennsylvania

The Legal Determinants of Health: The Case of Incarceration

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[9] Nov 16, 2016

Mike Mueller-Smith, University of Michigan

Punishment and (non-)Deterrence: Evidence on First-Time Drug Offenders from Regression Discontinuities.

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[10] Oct 28, 2016

Julie Maslowsky, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin

Adolescent Health Risk Behavior: Population to Policy

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[11] Oct 21, 2016

Sigal Alon, Tel Aviv University

Race, Class, and Affirmative Action

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[12] Oct 7, 2016

Michael Geruso, The University of Texas at Austin, Economics Department

How Plans Choose Their Patients: Design-for-Discrimination in Marketplace Formularies

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[13] Sep 9, 2016

Ling Zhu, The University of Houston

Voices from the Frontline: Network Participation and Local Hospitals' Support for the National Health Care Reform

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[14] May 6, 2016

Allen J. LeBlanc, Department of Sociology, San Francisco State University

Minority Stress and Mental Health among Same-Sex Couples

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[15] Feb 26, 2016

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, Department of Government

Medicaid Wars: Business vs. Conservatives in Republican States

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[16] Feb 19, 2016

James Pustejovsky, The University of Texas at Austin, Population Research Center and Educational Psychology

When Large Samples Act Small: Approaches for cluster-robust standard errors and hypothesis tests with few clusters

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[17] Feb 12, 2016

Anna Zajacova, University of Wyoming, Department of Sociology

Anomalies in the Education-Health Gradient: Patterns, Explanations, and Implications

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[18] Feb 5, 2016

Christine Bachrach, University of Maryland, Maryland Population Research Center

The Science of Population Health

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[19] Jan 22, 2016

Aliya Saperstein, Department of Sociology, Stanford University

Racial Mobility: The Dynamics of Race and Inequality in the United States

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[20] Nov 20, 2015

Catherine Cubbin, Population Research Center and School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

Neighborhood Selection: Latest Findings from the Geographic Research on Wellbeing (GROW) Study

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[21] Nov 13, 2015

Bruce Western, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy and Department of Sociology, Harvard University

Study Retention as Bias Reduction in a Hard-to-Reach Population

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[22] Nov 6, 2015

Youngjoo Cha, Department of Sociology, Indiana University

Are Some Occupations More Family-Friendly than Others? The Effects of Occupational Contexts on Using Leave and Flexible Work Policies

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[23] Oct 23, 2015

Eric McDaniel, Population Research Center and Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin

Minority Representation and Minority Health Outcomes

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[24] Oct 16, 2015

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Department of Sociology, UMass Amherst

The Organizational Production of National Earnings Inequalities, Germany 1995-2010

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[25] Oct 9, 2015

John Casterline, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University

Fertility Desires and the Course of Fertility Decline in Africa

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[26] Oct 2, 2015

David Pedulla, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

Race, Gender, and Unemployment Scarring

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[27] Sep 25, 2015

David Shapiro, Department of Economics, The Pennsylvania State University

Education and Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Do We Really Know?

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[28] Sep 11, 2015

Esther Calzada, School of Social Work and Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Risk and Protective Factors for Academic and Mental Health Problems in Young Latino Children

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[29] Mar 6, 2015

Tetyana Pudrovska, Department of Sociology and Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

The 'Women in Leadership: Linking Stress, Health, & Equality' (​WILLSHE) Project: An Overview and Early Findings

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[30] Feb 20, 2015

Yasmiyn Irizarry, African and African Diaspora Studies and Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Utilizing Multidimensional Measures of Race in Quantitative Research: The Case of Teacher Perceptions

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[31] Feb 13, 2015

Michele Forman, Human Development and Family Studies and Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

The Forman Lab: Through the Looking Glass at Early Life Exposures and Health.

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[32] Feb 6, 2015

Rene Almeling, Department of Sociology, Yale University

The Bodily Experience of Medical Technology: Comparing Women Who Do IVF for Pregnancy or for Profit

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[33] Jan 30, 2015

Deb Umberson, Department of Sociology and Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Gender, Marriage, and Health for Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples: The Future Keeps Arriving

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[34] Jan 23, 2015

David Almeida, Population Research Institute and Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University

The Speedometer of Life: The Health Effects of Exposure and Reactivity to Daily Stressors

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[35] Oct 31, 2014

Greg Duncan, School of Education, University of California, Irvine

Optimal Early Childhood Education Policies

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[36] Oct 24, 2014

Giuseppina Valle Holway, Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Deviations from Age at First Marriage Among Young Adults: Does Deviating Matter, to What Degree, and For Whom?

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[37] Oct 17, 2014

Catherine Cubbin, Population Research Center and Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

The Geographic Research on Wellbeing (GROW) Study: Design & Methodology, Lessons Learned, & Preliminary Results

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[38] Oct 10, 2014

Ken Land, Sociology, Duke University

Fifty Years After the Social Indicators Movement: Has the Promise Been Fulfilled? What Needs to be on the Agenda Now?

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[39] Sep 26, 2014

Robert Crosnoe, Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

The Short- and Long-Term Inequality of Good Looks in High School

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[40] Sep 24, 2014

Dean Spears, Research Institute for Compassionate Economics

Sanitation and Population Density: A Double Threat for Early-Life Health, Nutrition, and Mortality in India

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[41] Apr 18, 2014

Rhiannon Kroeger, Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

"Blame it on My ADD: The Implications of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for Marital and Cohabiting Relationships in Young Adulthood"

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[42] Apr 4, 2014

Jennifer Barber, Population Studies Center, and Department of Sociology, University of Michigan

"Romantic Relationships, Pregnancy Desire, and Pregnancy: Some Insights from Dynamic Prospective Data"

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[43] Mar 28, 2014

Kelly Raley, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

"Race-ethnic Differences in Non-marital Fertility"

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[44] Mar 21, 2014

Derek Kreager, Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University

"Toward a Sociology of Inmate Networks"

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[45] Mar 30, 2017

Robert Hummer, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

"De-Mystifying the Epidemiologic Paradox: Toward a Better Understanding of Older Adult Health and Mortality Patterns among the Hispanic Population"

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[46] Feb 28, 2014

Paul Eastwick, School of Human Ecology - Human Development and Family Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

"The Predictive Validity of Ideal Partner Preferences"

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[47] Feb 21, 2014

Robert Crosnoe, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

"Mexican Immigrants and the Early Health and Education of their Children"

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[48] Feb 14, 2014

Jennifer Glass, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

"Work-Family Reconciliation Policies and Parental Happiness: Evidence from Cross-National Data"

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[49] Jan 31, 2014

Paige Harden, Population Research Center and Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

"An Integrated Framework for Candidate Gene and Twin Studies of Gene x Environment Interaction"

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[50] Nov 8, 2013

Jessica Cance, Population Research Center and Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin

"Exploring the Co-occurring Patterns of Cigarette Smoking and Alcohol Use Throughout Emerging Adulthood"

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[51] Nov 1, 2013

Javier Auyero, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

"Disconnected (and Ethnographic) Thoughts on Violence and its Concatenations"

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[52] Oct 11, 2013

Leigh Linden, Population Research Center and Department of Economics, University of Texas at Austin

"Leveraging the Private Sector to Improve Primary School Enrollment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Pakistan"

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[53] Sep 20, 2013

Joseph E. Potter, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

"Contraceptive Access in Austin Texas after the 2011 Funding Cuts: Results from a Prospective Study"

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[54] Sep 13, 2013

Daniel Hamermesh, Population Research Center and Department of Economics, University of Texas at Austin

"Endophilia or Exophobia: Beyond Discrimination"

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[55] May 3, 2013

Jacquelynne Eccles, School of Education, Department of Psychology and Research Center for Group Dynamics, University of Michigan

"How Should We Think about Developmental Contexts?"

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[56] Apr 19, 2013

Cynthia Osborne, Population Research Center and LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

"Family Instability, Multipartner Fertility, and Behavior in Middle Childhood"

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[57] Apr 5, 2013

Steven Austad, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, UT Health Science Center San Antonio

"The Future of Human Health and Longevity"

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[58] Mar 29, 2013

Daniel Grossman, Ibis Reproductive Health

"The Impact of Recent Restrictions on Abortion Care in Texas"

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[59] Mar 22, 2013

Deborah Carr, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University

"We Don't Die Alone: The Role of Families in End-of-Life Planning and Bereavement Processes"

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[60] Mar 1, 2013

Christine Schwartz, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin at Madison

"The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and Marital Dissolution"

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[61] Feb 15, 2013

Adam Gamoran, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin at Madison

"Causal Effects of Social Capital on Child Outcomes"

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[62] Jan 25, 2013

Becky Pettit, Department of Sociology, University of Washington

"Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress"

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[63] Jan 18, 2013

Michael Hout, Department of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley

"The Social Recession: The Immediate and Lasting Effects of the Lagging Economy, 2006-2010"

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[64] Oct 10, 2012

Kelley Crews, Population Research Center and Department of Geography, The University of Texas at Austin

Scale, Pattern, and Process: Functional Implications of Pattern Metric Analysis for Demographic Research

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[65] Sep 29, 2012

Marcus Feldman, Department of Biological Sciences and Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, Stanford University

Cultural Contingency: a Framework for Modeling Social Evolution

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[66] Apr 20, 2012

Alberto Palloni, Department of Sociology and Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Smoke and Mirrors: Longevity in Latin America and the Caribbean

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[67] Apr 13, 2012

Emilio Parrado, Department of Sociology, Population Studies Center, and Latin American and Latino Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania

Immigration Enforcement Policies, the Economic Recession, and the Size of Local Mexican Immigrant Populations

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[68] Apr 6, 2012

Carolyn Heinrich, Population Research Center and LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

The Efficacy of Private Sector Providers in Improving Public Educational Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students

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[69] Mar 30, 2012

Paul von Hippel, Population Research Center and LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Why Are Educated Adults Thin? Body Mass Index and Selection into College

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[70] Mar 23, 2012

Elaine Hernandez, Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

The Unintended Consequences of Medical Advances: Educational Gradients in Prenatal Behaviors During First Pregnancy

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[71] Mar 2, 2012

Lingxin Hao, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

Income Inequality among American Children during the Great Recession

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[72] Feb 10, 2012

Rebeca Wong, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, The University of Texas Medical Branch

Modeling Old-Age Wealth with Endogenous Early-Life Outcomes: The Case of Mexico

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[73] Jan 20, 2012

Jim House, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan

Beyond Health Care Reform: Social Determinants and Disparities in Health & America's Paradoxical Crisis of Health Care and Health

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[74] Dec 2, 2011

Rob Warren, University of Minnesota

The Impact of Childhood Sickness on Adult Socioeconomic Outcomes: Evidence from Late 19th Century America

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[75] Nov 18, 2011

Brian Finch, San Diego State University

Temporal Trends for Health Disparities Research: Assessing Modern Approaches

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[76] Nov 11, 2011

Eileen Crimmins, University of Southern California

Diverging Longevity in the U.S.: Putting the U.S. in an International Perspective

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[77] Oct 14, 2011

Howard Silver, Consortium of Social Science Associations

Science Funding in an Age of Austerity

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[78] Oct 7, 2011

Fred Pampel, University of Colorado at Boulder

Cohort Change, Diffusion, and Support for Environmental Spending

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[79] Sep 30, 2011

Daniel Hamermesh, University of Texas at Austin

Beauty is the Promise of Happiness?

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[80] Sep 23, 2011

Mark Fossett, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University

The Texas Census Research Data Center: A Resource for Research and Scholarship

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[81] Sep 16, 2011

Marlene Lee, Population Reference Bureau

Building a Cross-National Index of Well-Being for Older Populations

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[82] Sep 9, 2011

Justin Denney, Department of Sociology, Rice University

Families, Resources, and Adult Health: Where Do Sexual Minorities Fit?

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[83] Sep 2, 2011

Charles Hirschman, Department of Sociology, University of Washington

The Correspondence Between Race/Ethnic Identities and Observed Race

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[84] Apr 29, 2011

Kathryn Paige Harden, Population Research Center and Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

Early Pubertal Timing and Psychopathology in Adolescent Girls: Genetic versus Environmental Mechanisms

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[85] Apr 22, 2011

Sarah Kendig, Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Girls' Self-Concepts and the Transition to Adolescent Pregnancy

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[86] Mar 3, 2011

Shannon Cavanagh, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

Family Instability and Child Development

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[87] Feb 18, 2011

Carlos A. Costa Ribeiro, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ)

Wealth and Stratification Processes in Brazil

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[88] Feb 11, 2011

Leticia Marteleto, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

From Racial Democracy to Affirmative Action: Race and Educational Inequality in Brazil

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[89] Jan 28, 2011

Shelley Clark, Department of Sociology, McGill University

Dating, Sex, and Schooling in Urban Kenya

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[90] Dec 3, 2010

Keith Robinson, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

Raising Learners: Why Parental Involvement might Matter (For Some) but is Insufficient for Closing Racial Achievement Gaps

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[91] Oct 29, 2010

Andres Villarreal, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Stratification by Skin Color in Contemporary Mexico

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[92] Oct 15, 2010

Kenneth C. Land, Department of Sociology, Duke University

DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS: Monthly Time Series Analyses of Executions, Short-term Deterrence and Displacement of Homicides in Texas

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[93] Oct 14, 2010

Jean-Marie Robine, Research Director at INSERM, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research

The Longevity Revolution and its Possible Impact on the Functional Health Status of the Adult Population

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[94] Sep 10, 2010

Florencia Torche, Department of Sociology, New York University

Early Origins of Disadvantage: Maternal Stress, Birth Weight and Educational Outcomes

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[95] Sep 3, 2010

Mark Hayward, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Fall 2010 Brown Bag Kickoff

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[96] May 7, 2010

Alex Weinreb, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Ethnic Politics and Inequality in Africa: Does It Matter if Your Guy is in Power?

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[97] Apr 9, 2010

David Kirk, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Cumulative Disadvantage in the Transition to Adulthood: The Case of Juvenile Arrest and Later Educational Attainment

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[98] Apr 2, 2010

Jennifer Glass, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa

The Truth About Telecommuting: Distribution and Earning Effects of Flexible Work Practices in the NLSY

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[99] Mar 12, 2010

Bridget Goosby, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Adolescent Loneliness and Health in Early Adulthood

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[100] Mar 5, 2010

Noreen Goldman, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

SES, Stress and Health: The Physiological Linkages

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[101] Feb 26, 2010

Mignon R. Moore, Department of Sociology, University of Califorian, Los Angeles

Invisible Families: A Mixed-Methods Study of Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women

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[102] Feb 19, 2010

Guy Steklov, Department of Population Studies; Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University

When Bad Data Happens to Good Evaluations: Experimental Evidence on Incentives in Developing Countries

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[103] Feb 5, 2010

Catherine Cubbin, Population Research Center and School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Recommending Feasible Measures of Wealth for Health Research: Findings from Two Nationally-representative Surveys

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[104] Jan 29, 2010

David Baker, Department of Education and Sociology, Pennsylvania State University

Social Vaccine or Risk Factor? The Underappreciated Education Effect on the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa

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[105] Jan 22, 2010

Tetyana Pudrovska, Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Status Attainment as a Health Risk? A Causal Analysis of Social Etiology of Breast Cancer in a 50-Year Panel Study

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