Demography Brown Bag seminars are held in the Fall and Spring semesters. They take place in the Demography Department seminar room at 2232 Piedmont Avenue, on (most) Wednesdays from 12:10 to 1:00, although the discussion often continues for a few minutes past 1:00. Please try to arrive before 12:10 so that we can start promptly at the scheduled time. Papers are occasionally available in advance. Regular and decaffeinated coffee, hot water for tea, and cookies are provided for refreshment.
Administrative inquiries, including requests to be added to the department's "Brown Bag Announcements List", may be addressed to the Demography Office at (510) 642-9800, or to monique(at)demog.berkeley.edu. If you would like to ask about presenting a seminar yourself, or have suggestions for other potential speakers, please contact Josh Goldstein at josh(at)demog.berkeley.edu.
Video recordings of past presentations can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience, and on the home page of this website. Demography Brown Bag Talks receive support from the Berkeley Population Center, the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, and the Department of Demography.
Spring Semester 2019
Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves, The Oasis Initiative, UC Berkeley: Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?
Ron Lee, Demography, UC Berkeley: Production and reproduction: life history strategies for females in humans and other species
Jennifer Van Hook, Sociology, Penn State University: Educational Integration Across Generations among Mexicans and Other Origin Groups
Jennifer Karas Montez, Sociology, Syracuse University: Have U.S. States Contributed to the Growing Inequalities in Life Expectancy?
Janet Currie, Economics, Princeton University: Life, Death, and Mental Health: How Access to Care Helps Children Succeed
Margaret Frye, Sociology, University of Michigan, and Sara Lopus, Social Science, Cal Poly: Compositional constraints and social conventions in African assortative mating
Jesse Rothstein, Public Policy & Economics, UC Berkeley: The Lost Generation? Scarring After the Great Recession
Will Dow, Public Health, UC Berkeley: Determinants of Parental Leave-Taking: A Quasi-Experimental Study of San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance
PAA Practice Talks--CANCELLED
Spring Break: No talk this week
Diederik Boertien, Centre for Demographic Studies, University of Barcelona: Diverging destinies? Changing family structures and inequality of opportunity in the United States
PAA Meetings in Austin, TX: No talk this week
Anne Solaz, Institut National D'études Démographiques (INED), Paris: Diversity in post-separation living arrangements and educational outcomes in adolescence
Ziad Obermeyer, Public Health, UC Berkeley: Are we over-testing? Using machine learning to understand physician decisions
Kevin Thomas, Sociology, Demography, African Studies, Penn State University: Foreign student emigration to the United States: pathways of entry, demographic antecedents, and origin-country contexts