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  • Predicting Survival of Older Adults | DuPRI
    time 5 00 PM Speaker Noreen Goldman Abstract ABSTRACT This talk explores various non conventional predictors of short term survival Social scientists have been arguing that a simple question asking respondents to rate their overall health in several categories a question often labeled self rated health is a strong predictor of downstream health and survival But can external assessors such as physicians or interviewers provide as good or perhaps better

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/predicting-survival-older-adults (2016-02-13)
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  • Mickey's got the measles: The causes and consequences of nonmedical exemptions from school-entry immunization mandates in California | DuPRI
    The causes and consequences of nonmedical exemptions from school entry immunization mandates in California Mickey s got the measles The causes and consequences of nonmedical exemptions from school entry immunization mandates in California Fall 2015 10 15 2015 Start time 3 30 PM End time 5 00 PM Speaker Alison Buttenheim University of Pennyslvania Abstract ABSTRACT Nonmedical exemptions from school entry immunization mandates have increased dramatically in the past decade

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/mickeys-got-measles-causes-and-consequences-nonmedical-exemptions-school-entry-immunization (2016-02-13)
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  • One Half Century of American Marriage and Divorce | DuPRI
    COS Scholars Duke News Events News Events In the Media Announcements Conferences and Workshops Duke Events Calendar Contact Fulltext search Home Training DuPRI Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series One Half Century of American Marriage and Divorce One Half Century of American Marriage and Divorce Fall 2015 10 22 2015 Start time 3 30 PM End time 5 00 PM Speaker Arun Hendi Duke University Abstract This study traces out the evolution of American marriage between 1960 and 2010 First I attempt to reconcile conflicting conclusions in the literature about recent trends in marriage and divorce I then develop and extend two sex models of the marital life cycle to quantify how changes in marriage divorce mortality assortative mating and the education distribution have shaped marital life cycles over the past half century I show that while the probability of ever marrying has continued to decline between the 1980s and 2010 the probability that a first marriage ends in divorce has increased only slightly over the same period There has been an educational divergence in marriage and divorce which has become especially pronounced since 1988 I demonstrate that much of the truncation since 1960 in length of first marriage can be

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/one-half-century-american-marriage-and-divorce (2016-02-13)
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  • Anthony Bardo - What Makes Life Good? A Life Course Analysis of Life Satisfaction | DuPRI
    Duke Events Calendar Contact Fulltext search Home Training DuPRI Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Anthony Bardo What Makes Life Good A Life Course Analysis of Life Satisfaction Anthony Bardo What Makes Life Good A Life Course Analysis of Life Satisfaction Fall 2015 11 05 2015 Start time 3 30 PM End time 5 00 PM Speaker Anthony Bardo Duke University Abstract ABSTRACT How does life improve and or worsen with age On the one hand there is a rich gerontological literature that documents age related declines in objective components of life quality such as health and wealth On the other hand the relationship between age and subjective well being SWB is relatively unknown For example how is SWB distributed across age across society over time and across birth cohorts Domain satisfaction is a particularly useful measure to examine life course patterns in SWB because it can reflect both domain specific satisfaction e g satisfaction with family friends place of residence health and hobbies and overall life satisfaction Nationally representative data i e GSS 1973 1994 and hierarchal age period cohort analysis Yang and Land 2006 are utilized to examine life course patterns in overall domain satisfaction and domain specific satisfaction

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/anthony-bardo-what-makes-life-good-life-course-analysis-life-satisfaction (2016-02-13)
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  • Consumption Smoothing, Frequency of Benefit Payments, and Effectiveness of Social Programs | DuPRI
    Social Programs Consumption Smoothing Frequency of Benefit Payments and Effectiveness of Social Programs Fall 2015 11 12 2015 Start time 3 30 PM End time 5 00 PM Speaker Arie Kapteyn University of Southern California Abstract ABSTRACT We study the effect of differences in payment frequencies monthly and bimonthly across two noncontributory pension programs in Yucatan Mexico Compared to the bimonthly program the monthly program increased doctor visits reduced the

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/consumption-smoothing-frequency-benefit-payments-and-effectiveness-social-programs (2016-02-13)
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  • "The Meaning of #BlackLivesMatter: The Evolution of a Social Media Identity." | DuPRI
    19 2015 Start time 3 30 PM End time 5 00 PM Speaker Rashawn Ray University of Maryland Abstract Following the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012 BlackLivesMatter exploded into the social media sphere As evidence by protests and unrest in Ferguson MO and Baltimore MD the hashtag social movement to curtail racial profiling and police brutality is still progressing three year later Social scientists public health scholars and activists have documented the severity of police brutality particularly for Blacks and Latinos Missing however is a social psychological analysis that simultaneously combines the utility of sociological and humanist methodologies grounded in content analysis and quantitative analysis This article takes up this challenge by analyzing data from a Twitter database on Ferguson Drawing upon social identity theory which has links to social movements and collectivist action we analyze 31 65 million tweets on Ferguson across four meaningful time periods the death of Michael Brown the non indictment of police officer Darren Wilson the Department of Justice report on Ferguson and the one year aftermath of Brown s death In showcasing the most popular Twitter hashtags tweeted images and narratives results show that social media activism is directly linked to boots on

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/meaning-blacklivesmatter-evolution-social-media-identity (2016-02-13)
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  • Lifecourse and intergenerational health in the Philippines: The Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey | DuPRI
    DuPRI Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Lifecourse and intergenerational health in the Philippines The Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey Lifecourse and intergenerational health in the Philippines The Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey Fall 2015 12 03 2015 Start time 3 30 PM End time 5 00 PM Location Gross Hall 270 Speaker Linda Adair University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abstract The Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey CLHNS is a multi purpose pregnancy and birth cohort study that has now spanned more than 3 decades Conducted by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the US and the Philippines the CLHNS has followed a cohort of Filipino women who gave birth between May 1 1983 and April 30 1984 The CLHNS was designed with the Mosely and Chen health determinants framework as an anchoring theoretical perspective Originally conceptualized as a study of infant feeding patterns with the goal of analyzing how infant feeding decisions by the household interact with various social economic and environmental factors to affect health nutritional demographic and economic outcomes The cohort of children and their mothers have been followed in subsequent surveys through 2015 For the offspring generation research is now focused on

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/lifecourse-and-intergenerational-health-philippines-cebu-longitudinal-health-and-nutrition (2016-02-13)
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  • Climate variability and migration in Mexico | DuPRI
    Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Climate variability and migration in Mexico Climate variability and migration in Mexico Spring 2015 02 19 2015 Location SSRI Gross Hall 230E Speaker Leah VanWey PhD Associate Professor Brown University Abstract ABSTRACT Recent years have seen dramatic changes in the debate about the impacts of weather and weather shocks on human migration Earlier demographic work and research focusing on likely impacts of climate change suggested that climate shocks prompted out migration as individuals faced income loss from failed crops or crop related employment More recently work in a variety of settings has shown mixed impacts of weather shocks on migration including adverse weather sometimes decreasing and sometimes increasing migration and adverse weather having varying impacts on short or long distance and short or long term migration This paper builds on this existing work by examining impacts of climate variability and shocks on both short term and long term migration and on the theoretically linked interhousehold transfers We merge two waves of MxFLS data with gridded weather data covering the last 65 years allowing us to test the impacts of long term average climate and short term deviations from long term averages Results show that both

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/climate-variability-and-migration-mexico (2016-02-13)
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