PSC Working Paper Series

 

The Population Studies Center (PSC) Working Paper Series is open to PSC research associates. 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). The series will also entertain submissions from students affiliated with PSC research associates. In such cases, the submission should be accompanied by a letter from a PSC research associate stating that she or he has read the paper, that it conforms to high professional standards, and that she or he wishes to sponsor its appearance in the series. Papers can be submitted to psc_library@mailman.ssc.upenn.edu.

The PSC is also home to the Population Aging Research Center (PARC) which also has a working paper series available, the PARC Working Paper Series.

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Papers from 2014

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

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Papers from 2008

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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

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 Marital Process and HIV/AIDS in Rural Malawi, Shelley Clark, Michelle Poulin, 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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Divorce-Law Changes, Household Bargaining, and Married Women's Labor Supply Revisited, Betsey Stevenson

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Marriage and Divorce: Changes and their Driving Forces, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers

Papers from 2006

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What Determines Adult Cognitive Skills? Impacts of Pre-Schooling, Schooling and Post-Schooling Experiences in Guatemala, Jere R. Behrman, John F. Hoddinott, John A. Maluccio, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Emily L. Behrman, Reynaldo Martorell, Manuel Ramirez-Zea, and Aryeh D. Stein

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Black-White Differentials in Cause-Specific Mortality in the United States during the 1980s: The Role of Medical Care and Health Behaviors, Irma T. Elo and Greg L. Drevenstedt

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The Impact of Nutrition during Early Childhood on Education among Guatemalan Adults, John A. Maluccio, John F. Hoddinott, Jere R. Behrman, Reynaldo Martorell, Agnes R. Quisumbing, and Aryeh D. Stein

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Mortality of American Troops in Iraq, Samuel H. Preston and Emily Buzzell

Papers from 1995

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'Circle No Bicycle': Fieldwork in Nyanza Province, Kenya, 1994-1995, Susan C. Watkins