Category Archives: Population

Fertility incentives

An example of a positive relationship between number of children and their education level. People really do respond to incentives! Her parents were true pioneers and moved from Minnesota to Alaska in 1925 with Dolores (4) and 4 other children, … Continue reading

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XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference

Just back from the XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, held in Busan, Korea. I presented my paper on family planning in Ethiopia (joint with Kathleen Beegle and Luc Christaensen) and a poster on my work on sex selective abortions in … Continue reading

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New paper on the link between parental and offspring longevity in the US

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

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New version of paper on family planning in Ethiopia available.

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

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Talks on income shocks and timing of fertility

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

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New version of paper on the causal effects of dropping out of high school

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

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Shamma Alam named 2012 Hewlett Foundation / IIE Dissertation Fellow

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

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Family planning paper mentioned in Chicago Policy Review

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.

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Visit to Bergen

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

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Presented Gone with the Wind? paper at the CSAE Conference 2012: Economic Development in Africa

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

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