To show the breadth and scope of research conducted at the Population Studies Center/Population Aging Research Center (PSC/PARC) all series associated with the PSC/PARC are combined in chronological order here by most recent paper/dissertation to oldest. This page displays content from the following series: Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC), Population Center Research Briefs, PSC Dissertations, A Forum on Interdisciplinarity, Asia-Pacific Education, Language Minorities and Migration (ELMM) Network Working Paper Series, Korean Millennials Working Paper Series, Gansu Survey of Children and Families, Grand Challenges Canada, Economic Returns to Mitigating Early Life Risks Project, Malawi Dissertations, and the two archival series PSC African Demography Working Paper Series and PSC Analytical and Technical Report Series.

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Papers from 2020

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Multigenerational Social Mobility: A Demographic Approach, Xi Song

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The Selective Impact of Changes in Age-at-Marriage Laws on Early Marriage: Policy Challenges and Implications for Women’s Higher-Education Attendance, Ewa Batyra and Luca Maria Pesando

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Poverty Transitions, Health, and Socio-Economic Disparities in India, Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment, Vikesh Amin, Jere R. Behrman, Jason M. Fletcher, Carlos A. Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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A Sequence-Analysis Approach to the Study of the Transition to Adulthood in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Maria Sironi, Nicola Barban, Luca Maria Pesando, and Frank F. Furstenberg

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Rural Poverty and Disability in LMICs, Raghav Gaiha, Shantanu Mathur, and Vani S. Kulkarni

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Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: What Is It Good For?, Herbert L. Smith

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The Labor Force Trajectories of Immigrant Women: Intersecting Personal Characteristics and Migration Dynamics, Sandra Florian, Chenoa Flippen, and Emilio A. Parrado

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Know Your Epidemic, Know Your Response: COVID-19 in the United States, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Iliana V. Kohler, Daniel Bennett, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Jill Darling, Arie Kapteyn, Jürgen Maurer, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Changing Gender Gaps in the Timing of Partnership Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ewa Batyra, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Frank F. Furstenberg

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Changes in Couples’ Earnings Following Parenthood and Trends in Family Earnings Inequality, Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Christine R. Schwartz, and Kelly Musick

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Health Screening for Emerging Disease Burdens Among the Global Poor, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana V. Kohler

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The Effects of Negative Economic Shocks at Birth on Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa, Fabrice Kämpfen

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Mortality Risk Information, Survival Expectations and Sexual Behaviors, Alberto Ciancio, Adeline Delavande, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana V. Kohler

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The Causal Effects of Parents' Schooling on Children's Schooling in Urban China, Jere R. Behrman, Yuan Hu, and Junsen Zhang

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After-School Tutoring, Household Substitution and Student Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Rural China, Jere R. Behrman, C. Simon Fan, Xiangdong Wei, Hongliang Zhang, and Junsen Zhang

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The State of Mental Health Among the Elderly Chinese, Yi Chen and Hanming Fang

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The Mature Adults Cohort of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH-MAC), Iliana V. Kohler, Chiwoza Bandawe, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Collin F. Payne, James Mwera, James Mkandawire, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Marital Dissolutions and Changes in Mental Health: Evidence from Rural Malawi, Tyler W. Myroniuk, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana V. Kohler

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The Wife's Protector: A Quantitative Theory Linking Contraceptive Technology with the Decline in Marriage, Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, and Karen A. Kopecky

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Mental Health, Schooling Attainment and Polygenic Scores: Are There Significant Gene-Environment Associations?, Vikesh Amin, Jere R. Behrman, Jason M. Fletcher, Carlos A. Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler

Papers from 2019

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Does Sorting Matter for Learning Inequality? Evidence from East Africa, Paul Anand, Jere R. Behrman, Hai-Anh H. Dang, and Sam Jones

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The Long-Term Consequences of Family Planning in Old Age: Evidence from China's "Later, Longer, Fewer" Campaign, Yi Chen and Hanming Fang

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Family Change and Variation Through the Lens of Family Configurations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Andrés Felipe Castro Torres, Luca Maria Pesando, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Frank F. Furstenberg

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Persistence of Non-Communicable Diseases, Affluence and Inequality in India, Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Employment, Aging and Disease in India, Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Trust in Hospitals-Evidence from India, Vani S. Kulkarni, Veena S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Assessing (and Addressing) Reporting Heterogeneity in Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) with an Application to Gender Difference in Quality of Life, Zhiyong Huang and Fabrice Kämpfen

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Non-communicable Diseases and Depression: Evidence from South Africa, Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Family Change in Global Perspective: How and Why Family Systems Change, Frank F. Furstenberg

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Research Factsheet: Domestic Workers in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, Pilar Gonalons-Pons

Papers from 2018

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A Pilot Study of Uncertainty in Income Tax Forecasts, Andrew Joung, Benjamin Lockwood, and Alex Rees-Jones

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Aging, Disability and Disease in India, Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Growing Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in India, Pratima Yadav, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Intergenerational Effects of Maternal Exposure to Drought in Utero on Newborn Size: Evidence from a Retrospective Cohort Study in Malawi, Thokozani Hanjahanja-Phiri

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American Kinship Reconsidered, Frank F. Furstenberg

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Aging, Depression, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disabilities in South Africa, Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-generational Investment, Nava Ashraf, Natalie Bau, Corinne Low, and Kathleen McGinn

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Household Determinants of Teen Marriage and Childbearing: Sister Effects Across Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Luca Maria Pesando and Alejandra Abufhele

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Global Family Change: Persistent Diversity with Development, Luca Maria Pesando, Andrés F. Castro, Liliana Andriano, Julia A. Behrman, Francesco Billari, Christiaan Monden, Frank Furstenberg, and Hans-Peter Kohler

Papers from 2017

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The Impact of Extended Reproductive Time Horizons: Evidence from Israel's Expansion of Access to IVF, Naomi Gershoni and Corinne Low

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Betting the House: How Assets Influence Marriage Selection, Marital Stability, and Child Investments, Jeanne Lafortune and Corinne Low

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

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

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

Submissions from 2016

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Essays on aging-related disease in the U.S. population, Ezra Fishman

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School violence in China: A multi-level analysis of student victimization in rural middle schools, Jennifer Adams and Emily C. Hannum

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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

Submissions from 2015

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Three essays on the social, economic, and demographic causes and consequences of low fertility, Thomas Markley Anderson

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Religion and son preference in India and Bangladesh: Three essays on comparing Hindus and Muslims on son preference and sex differentials in child health, Abhijit Visaria

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Health and aging in low-resource contexts: Three essays on healthy life expectancy in the developing world, Collin Frederick Payne

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Interrelations between religiosity, mental health, and children, Stephen Cranney

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Social and demographic consequences of health insurance, Heeju Sohn

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Three essays on the impact of behavioral risk factors on health and mortality in the United States, Christopher J Tencza

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Social and demographic determinants of low fertility in Brazil, Helena Cruz Castanheira

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The demography of modern social transformations, Arun S Hendi

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Assessing the impacts of smoking and obesity on mortality and morbidity in the United States, Bochen Cao

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Family determinants of early childhood well-being: Three studies from Chile, Daniela Marshall

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Child labour and academic achievement: Evidence from Gansu Province in China, Huajing He

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Parenting, Education, and Social Mobility in Rural China: Cultivating dragons and phoenixes, Peggy Kong

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Maternal bargaining power, parental compensation and non-cognitive skills in rural China, Jessica Leight and Elaine Liu

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The Impact of Early Childhood Rainfall Shocks on the Evolution of Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills, Jessica Leight, Paul Glewwe, and Albert Park

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Sibling Rivalry: Ability and Intrahousehold Allocation in Gansu Province, China, Jessica Leight

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Centralized Deployment and Teacher Incentive: Evidence from Reforms in Rural China, Li Han

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Ready for school? Impacts of delayed primary school enrollment on children's educational outcomes in rural China, Qihui Chen

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Professional Learning Communities and the Diffusion of Pedagogical Innovation in the Chinese Education System, Tanja Sargent

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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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It’s Not Just about the Money: Gender and Youth Migration from Rural China, Yilin Chiang, Emily C. Hannum, and Grace Kao

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Lifetime risk of dementia in the United States, Ezra Fishman

Submissions from 2014

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Social determinants and international comparisons of health and mortality, Andrew Currier Stokes

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Reproductive health disparities in Latin America, Emily Vala-Haynes

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Urbanization and demographic change in sub-Saharan Africa: Three essays on fertility and child mortality differentials in a rapidly-urbanizing context, Jamaica Corker

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Linkages among fertility, migration, and aging in India, Apoorva Jadhav

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Social networks, social support, and mental health in cross-national comparative perspective, Ning Hsieh

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Changes in HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and behaviors in Malawi, Theresa M Fedor

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Measuring racial self-identification over the life course in Brazil, 1940-2013, Vitor Miranda

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Home environment and educational transitions on the path to college in rural northwest China, Tanja Sargent, Peggy Kong, and Yuping Zhang

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

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Educational expectations, school experiences and academic achievements: A longitudinal examination, Yuping Zhang

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Review of Maternal Effects on Early Childhood Stunting, Thokozani Phiri

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Saving Brains: Literature review of reproductive, neonatal, child and maternal health and nutrition Interventions to mitigate basic risk factors to promote child development, Carol Levin and Elizabeth Brouwer

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Does Mother’s Schooling Matter Most in Rural Bangladesh? Re-contextualizing an Old Debate in a New Era of School Reform, Julia Andrea Behrman

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The Effect of Increased Primary Schooling on Adult Women's HIV Status in Malawi and Uganda: Universal Primary Education as a Natural Experiment, Julia Andrea Behrman

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Learning and Earning: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in India, Pushkar Maitra and Subha Mani

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Early-Childhood Growth Faltering, Post-Infancy Recovery and Educational Outcomes in Late Childhood: Evidence from Vietnam, Jere R. Behrman and Le Thuc Duc

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Gender targeting of unconditional income transfers and child nutritional status: Experimental evidence from the Bolivian Amazon, Eduardo Undurraga, Ariela Zycherman, Julie Yiu, Jere R. Behrman, William R. Leonard, and Ricardo A. Godoy

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Wealth Gradients in Early Childhood Cognitive Development in Five Latin American Countries, Norbert Schady, Jere R. Behrman, Maria Caridad Araujo, Rodrigo Azuero, Raquel Bernal, David Bravo, Florencia Lopez-Boo, Karen Macours, Daniela Marshall, Christina Paxson, and Renos Vakis

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Linguistic Capital, Information Access and Economic Opportunity among Rural Young Adults in Western China*, Emily C. Hannum and Huayu Sebastian Cherng

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Impact of the NREGS on Schooling and Intellectual Human Capital, Subha Mani, Jere R. Behrman, Shaikh Galab, and Prudhvikar Reddy

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Height and Calories in Early Childhood, Andrew S. Griffen

Submissions from 2013

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Essays on family structure and marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sophia Y Chae

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Comparative studies of health and mortality, Jessica Y Ho

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The economic lives of black immigrants: An analysis of wages, homeownership, and locational attainment in the United States, Rebbeca Tesfai

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Three essays on health inequalities, Ameed Saabneh