Category Archives: Population
My latest paper is on the relationship between how long your parents’ live/lived and your expected survival. Turns out that even with improve medical care, health knowledge, etc, you still cannot be too careful in choosing your parents. The longer … Continue reading
A new version of my paper with Kathleen Beegle and Luc Christiaensen on the effectiveness of family planning programs in Ethiopia is now available. You can find it here. The abstract is below. Although reproductive health advocates consider family planning … Continue reading
I presented preliminary results from Shamma Alam and my work on “Income Shocks, Contraceptive Use, and Timing of Fertility” at University of Oregon in Eugene on 16 November and I will be presenting at the UW labor and development brown … Continue reading
Mark Anderson and I just finished revising our paper on high school dropouts and sexually transmitted infections. It has a new title: “High School Dropouts and Sexually Transmitted Infections”. You can find the new version here. People who drop out … Continue reading
Shamma Alam has been named as one of the seven 2012 Hewlett Foundation / IIE Dissertation Fellows. These fellowships support dissertation research on topics that examine how population dynamics, family planning and reproductive health influence economic development, including economic growth, … Continue reading
This came out a little while ago, but has a nice summary of my work with Kathleen Beegle and Luc Christiaensen on the effectiveness of family planning programs in Ethiopia. You can read the post here.
I was in Bergen in June and presented my work with Kathleen Beegle and Luc Christiaensen on the effects of family planning on fertility at CMI and my work with Shamma Alam on income shocks and timing of fertility at … Continue reading
I was in Oxford in March for the 2012 CSAE Conference: Economic Development in Africa. I presented my paper on the impact of hurricane risk on fertility and education decisions. The conference was great and the quality of the papers … Continue reading
It is World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5812 and you can find it either through SSRN or the World Bank. If you pick SSRN I can keep track of the interest, which is always nice.
New version of “Family Planning and Fertility: Estimating Program Effects using Cross-sectional Data”
We (Kathleen Beegle, Luc Christiaensen and I) have just finished revising our paper on the effects of family planning on fertility in Ethiopia. You can find the new version, which has been submitted to a journal, here. The abstract is: … Continue reading