The Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC) series contains papers by researchers at the PSC/PARC. It serves as an outlet for pre-prints, for papers under journal review, and for background papers (e.g., for technical materials for which journals lack space) written by PSC/PARC Research Associates. The series also publishes submissions from students affiliated with Research Associates at the PSC/PARC with Research Associate sponsorship. The PSC/PARC series combines works previously published in the Population Studies Center Working Paper Series and the Population Aging Research Center Working Paper Series. Papers can be submitted by emailing: psc_library@mailman.ssc.upenn.edu.

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Papers from 2017

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Cohort Profile: The Migration and Health in Malawi (MHM) Study, Philip Anglewicz, Mark VanLandingham, Lucinda Manda-Taylor, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Wealth Disparities for Early Childhood Anthropometrics and Skills: Evidence from Chilean Longitudinal Data, Jere R. Behrman, Dante Contreras, Isidora Palma, and Esteban Puentes

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Family Economics Writ Large, Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, and Guillaume Vandenbroucke

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The Role of Marriage in Fighting HIV: A Quantitative Illustration for Malawi, Jeremy Greenwood, Philipp Kircher, Cezar Santos, and Michéle Tertilt

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Health and Mortality Patterns Among Migrants in France, Myriam Khlat and Michel Guillot

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Up, Down and Reciprocal: The Dynamics of Intergenerational Transfers, Family Structure and Health in a Low-Income Context, Collin F. Payne, Luca Maria Pesando, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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The Contribution of Differences in Adiposity to Educational Disparities in Mortality in the United States, Yana Vierboom

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Recent Changes in US Mortality: Continued Deterioration Relative to Peers, Yana Vierboom and Samuel Preston

Papers from 2016

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Cognitive Health among Older Adults: Evidence from Rural Sub-Saharan Africa, Collin F. Payne, Iliana V. Kohler, Chiwoza Bandawe, Kathy A. Lawler, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Limited Common Origins of Multiple Adult Health-Related Behaviors: Evidence from U.S. Twins, Nikkil Sudharsanan, Jere R. Behrman, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Effects of Birth Control Policies on Women’s Age at First Birth in China, Menghan Zhao and Hans-Peter Kohler

Papers from 2015

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Demographic Transition Revisited: Low Fertility, Socioeconomic Development, and Gender Equity, Thomas M. Anderson and Hans-Peter Kohler

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It is Lower Than You Think it is: Recent Total Fertility Rates in Brazil and Possibly Other Latin American Countries, Helena Cruz Castanheira and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Africans in the American Labor Market, Irma T. Elo, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Romeo Gansey, and Duncan Thomas

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Africans in the American Labor Market, Irma T. Elo Professor, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duncan Thomas, and Romeo Gansey

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Lifetime risk of dementia in the United States, Ezra Fishman

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Variance Estimation for a Complex Life Table Quantity: Disease-free Life Expectancy, Ezra Fishman

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Homeownership of Immigrants in France: Selection Effects Related to International Migration Flows, Laurent Gobillon and Matthieu Solignac

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The Demography of Mental Health Among Mature Adults in a Low-Income High HIV-Prevalence Context, Iliana V. Kohler, Collin F. Payne, Chiwoza Bandawe, and Hans-Peter Kohler

Papers from 2014

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The Consequences of Abortion and Contraception Policies on Young Women's Reproductive Choices, Schooling and Labor Supply, Diego Amador

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The Impact of AIDS Treatment on Savings and Human Capital Investment in Malawi, Victoria Baranov and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Marry Your Like: Assortative Mating and Income Inequality, Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, Georgi Kocharkov, and Cezar Santos

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Growing Educational Differentials in the Retreat from Marriage among Korean Men, Hyunjoon Park and Jae Kyung Lee

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Lifetime Probability of Developing Diabetes in the United States, Samuel Preston, Ezra Fishman, and Andrew Stokes

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Natural Symptoms? The Intersection of Social, Biological, and Genetic Determinants of Depression in Later Life, Jason Schnittker

Papers from 2013

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Schooling has Smaller or Insignificant Effects on Adult Health in the US than Suggested by Cross-Sectional Associations: New Estimates Using Relatively Large Samples of Identical Twins, Vikesh Amin, Jere R. Behrman, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Narratives of Death in the Time of AIDS in Rural Malawi, Adam Ashforth and Susan C. Watkins

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Discrete Games in Endogenous Networks: Theory and Policy, Anton Badev

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Eliciting Maternal Subjective Expectations about the Technology of Cognitive Skill Formation, Flávio Cunha, Irma T. Elo, and Jennifer F. Culhane

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The Rise and Fall of Unions in the U.S., Emin Dinlersoz and Jeremy Greenwood

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The E ffects of Child-Bearing Policies in Remarriages: Evidence from China, Hanming Fang and Wanchuan Lin

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The Impact of Married Individuals Learning HIV Status in Malawi: Divorce, Number of Sexual Partners, Condom Use with Spouses, Theresa M. Fedor, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Jere R. Behrman

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An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Jeremy Greenwood, Philipp Kircher, Cezar Santos, and Michèle Tertilt

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American Studies: A Case Study of Interdisciplinarity, Jerry A. Jacobs

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Receptivity Curves: Educational Research and the Flow of Ideas: Expanded Version, Jerry A. Jacobs

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The Contribution of Sociology to the Emergence of Applied and Pre-professional College Majors, Jerry A. Jacobs

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The Social and the Sexual: Networks in Contemporary Demographic Research, Hans-Peter Kohler, Stéphane Helleringer, Jere R. Behrman, and Susan C. Watkins

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Cohort Profile: The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH), HANS-PETER KOHLER, Susan C. Watkins, Jere R. Behrman, Philip Anglewicz, Iliana V. Kohler, Peter Fleming, Rebecca L. Thornton, James Mkandawire, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Hastings Honde, Augustine Hawara, Ben Chilima, Chiwoza Bandawe, Victor Mwapasa, and MLSFH Study Team

Papers from 2012

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Education Fever and the East Asian Fertility Puzzle: A Case Study of Low Fertility in South Korea, Thomas M. Anderson and Hans-Peter Kohler

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The Indirect Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy, Victoria Baranov, Daniel Bennett, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Technology and the Changing Family: A Unified Model of Marriage, Divorce, Educational Attainment and Married Female Labor-Force Participation, Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, Georgi Kocharkov, and Cezar Santos

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Interdisciplinarity in Recently Founded Academic Journals, Jerry A. Jacobs and Rebecca Henderson

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Semiparametric Bayesian Modeling of Income Volatility Heterogeneity, Shane T. Jensen and Stephen H. Shore

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Copenhagen Consensus 2012: Challenge Paper on "Population Growth", Hans-Peter Kohler

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Evaluating Health and Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: Minimally Invasive Collection of Plasma in the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH), Iliana V. Kohler, Philip Anglewicz, Hans-Peter Kohler, John F. McCabe, Ben Chilima, and Beth J. Soldo

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Performance-Support Bias and the Gender Pay Gap among Stockbrokers, Janice F. Madden

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Causal Effects of Single-Sex Schools on College Entrance Exams and College Attendance: Random Assignment in Seoul High Schools, Hyunjoon Park, Jere R. Behrman, and Jaesung Choi

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Health Expenditure Risk and Annuitization: Evidence from Medigap Coverage, Daniel W. Sacks

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Identifying Idiosyncratic Career Taste and Skill with Income Risk, Stephen H. Shore, Daniel Barth, and Shane T. Jensen

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La causalité en sociologie et démographie. Retour sur le principe de l’action humaine, Herbert L. Smith

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Marriage as a Mechanism: Women’s Education and Wealth in Malawi, Sarah Spell, Philip Anglewicz, and Hans-Peter Kohler

Papers from 2011

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Do More-Schooled Women have Fewer Children and Delay Childbearing? Evidence from a Sample of U.S. Twins, Vikesh Amin and Jere R. Behrman

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First-Round Impacts of the 2008 Chilean Pension System Reform, Jere R. Behrman, Maria Cecilia Calderon, Olivia Mitchell, Javiera Vasquez, and David Bravo

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The Impact of the PROGRESA/Oportunidades Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Health and Related Outcomes for the Aging in Mexico, Jere R. Behrman and Susan W. Parker

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HIV/AIDS-related Expectations and Risky Sexual Behavior in Malawi, Adeline Delavande and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Estimating Smoking-attributable Mortality in the United States, Andrew Fenelon and Samuel H. Preston

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From Shame to Game in One Hundred Years: A Macroeconomic Model of the Rise in Premarital Sex and its De-Stigmatization, Jesus Fernández-Villaverde, Jeremy Greenwood, and Nezih Guner

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International Trade Openness and Gender Gaps in Pakistani Labor Force Participation Rates Over 57 Years, Asma Hyder and Jere R. Behrman

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Journal Rankings in Sociology: Using the H Index with Google Scholar, Jerry A. Jacobs

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Intergenerational Transfers in the Era of HIV/AIDS: Evidence from Rural Malawi, Iliana V. Kohler, Hans-Peter Kohler, Philip Anglewicz, and Jere R. Behrman

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High Development and Fertility: Fertility at Older Reproductive Ages and Gender Equality Explain the Positive Link, Mikko Myrskylä, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Francesco Billari

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Is the High Level of Obesity in the United States Related to Its Low Life Expectancy?, Samuel H. Preston and Andrew Stokes

Papers from 2010

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Inaccurate age and sex data in the Census PUMS files: Evidence and Implications, J. Trent Alexander, Michael Davern, and Betsey Stevenson

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Out of Sync? Demographic and Other Social Science Research on Health Conditions in Developing Countries, Jere R. Behrman, Julia A. Behrman, and Nykia M. Perez

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Financial Literacy, Schooling, and Wealth Accumulation, Jere R. Behrman, Olivia S. Mitchell, Cindy Soo, and David Bravo

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Perception of HIV risk and the quantity and quality of children: The case of rural Malawi, Ruben Castro, Jere R. Behrman, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Early Life Conditions and Cause-Specific Mortality in Finland, Irma T. Elo, Pekka Martikainen, and Mikko Myrskylä

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Women's Education and Family Behavior: Trends in Marriage, Divorce and Fertility, Adam Isen and Betsey Stevenson

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Social Science Methods for Twins Data: Integrating Causality, Endowments and Heritability, Hans-Peter Kohler, Jere R. Behrman, and Jason Schnittker

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Has the NFL’s Rooney Rule Efforts “Leveled the Field” for African American Head Coach Candidates?, Janice F. Madden and Matthew Ruther

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How High is Hispanic/Mexican Fertility in the U.S.? Immigration and Tempo Considerations, Emilio A. Parrado

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Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports, Betsey Stevenson

Papers from 2009

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Natural Selection in a Contemporary Human Population, Douglas Ewbank

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Social Change: The Sexual Revolution, Jeremy Greenwood and Nezih Guner

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US Mortality in an International Context: Age Variations, Jessica Y. Ho and Samuel H. Preston

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Pension Payouts in Chile: Past, Present, and Future Prospects, Olivia S. Mitchell and Jose Ruiz

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Low Life Expectancy in the United States: Is the Health Care System at Fault?, Samuel H. Preston and Jessica Y. Ho

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The US Health Care System and Lagging Life Expectancy: A Case Study, Samuel Preston and Jessica Y. Ho

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Double Sample to Minimize Bias Due to Non-response in a Mail Survey, Herbert L. Smith

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Portfolio Choice in Retirement: Health Risk and the Demand for Annuities, Housing, and Risky Assets, Motohiro Yogo

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Personal Attributes and the Financial Well-Being of Older Adults: The Effects of Control Beliefs, Karen A. Zurlo

Papers from 2008

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How Universal School Vouchers Affect Educational and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Chile, David Bravo, Sankar Mukhopadhyay, and Petra E. Todd

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How Beliefs about HIV Status Affect Risky Behaviors: Evidence from Malawi, Aureo de Paula, Gil Shapira, and Petra Todd

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Health of Native-born and Foreign-born Black Residents in the United States: Evidence from the 2000 Census of Population and the National Health Interview Survey, Irma Elo, Neil Mehta, and Cheng Huang

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Marriage and Divorce since World War II: Analyzing the Role of Technological Progress on the Formation of Households, Jeremy Greenwood and Nezih Guner

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Poverty and Proximate Barriers to Learning: Vision Deficiencies, Vision Correction and Educational Outcomes in Rural Northwest China, Emily Hannum and Yuping Zhang

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Mate Availability and Unmarried Parent Relationships, Kristen Harknett

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Educational differences in all-cause mortality Evidence from Bulgaria, Finland and the United States, Iliana Kohler, Pekka Martikainen, Kirsten P. Smith, and Irma T. Elo

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The Effects of Early Childhood Diseases on Young Adult Health in Guatemala, Rachel Margolis

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The Dynamics of Lifecycle Investing in 401(k) Plans, Olivia S. Mitchell, Gary Mottola, Stephen Utkus, and Takeshi Yamaguchi

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The More the Better? Characteristics and Efficiency of 401(k) Investment Menus, Ning Tang

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Reforms to an Individual Account Pension System and their Effects on Work and Contribution Decisions: The Case of Chile, Viviana Vélez-Grajales

Papers from 2007

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A New Method for Attributing Changes in Life Expectancy to Various Causes of Death, with Application to the United States, Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez and Samuel Preston

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The Behavioral Economics of Altruism, Reciprocity, and Transfers within Families and Rural Communities: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa, Li-wei Chao and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Time Preference and Its Relationship with Age, Health, and Longevity Expectations, Li-wei Chao, Helena Szrek, Nuno Sousa Pereira, and Mark V. Pauly

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The Marital Process and HIV/AIDS in Rural Malawi, Shelley Clark, Michelle Poulin, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Subjective Expectations in the Context of HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Adelin Delavande and Hans-Peter Kohler

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The Likoma Network Study: Context, Data Collection and Initial Results, Stephane Helleringer, Hans-Peter Kohler, Agnes Chimbiri, Praise Chatonda, and James Mkandawire

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Hidden Regret and Advantageous Selection in Insurance Markets, Rachel J. Huang, Alexander Muermann, and Larry Y. Tzeng

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Social Networks and HIV/AIDS Risk Perceptions, HANS-PETER KOHLER, Jere R. Behrman, and Susan Cotts Watkins