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  • Novel Cognitive Skill Measures in a Population-based Survey | DuPRI
    News Events In the Media Announcements Conferences and Workshops Duke Events Calendar Contact Fulltext search Home Training DuPRI Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Novel Cognitive Skill Measures in a Population based Survey Novel Cognitive Skill Measures in a Population based Survey Spring 2015 03 19 2015 Location SSRI Gross Hall 230E Speaker Amar Hamoudi PhD Duke University Abstract In recent years technological change has presented a valuable opportunity for innovation in the measurement of cognitive skills in large population based samples We developed a suite of laboratory validated cognitive skills assessments administered on touch screen tablet PCs and deployed them in a clinic based sample of 130 children aged 7 12 in the city of Boston and then on population based samples comprising a total of about 5800 children in Peru and Ethiopia Assessments were based on paradigms that are well established in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology and were specifically designed to be domain general that is to require no prior exposure to knowledge from any specific subject area For example one set of cognitive skills that has received increasing attention in the empirical social sciences is executive function EF these skills underlie an individual s capacity to direct

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/novel-cognitive-skill-measures-population-based-survey (2016-02-13)
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  • The Genetics of Success: How SNPs associated with educational attainment shape the course of our lives | DuPRI
    DuPRI Seminar Series The Genetics of Success How SNPs associated with educational attainment shape the course of our lives The Genetics of Success How SNPs associated with educational attainment shape the course of our lives Spring 2015 03 26 2015 Location SSRI Gross Hall 230E Speaker Dan Belsky Abstract In 2013 scientists reported the first successful genome wide association study of a social science outcome educational attainment Their analysis of millions of genetic variants in over 100 000 individuals revealed a molecular blueprint for success in schooling written in the alphabet of DNA Rather than a gene for education this study revealed a continuum of genetic predisposition with some individuals carrying very few attainment associated variants the bulk of the population carrying some and a lucky few carrying many This genetic continuum measured as a polygenic score has since been shown to predict educational attainments in cohorts on three continents and even differences in educational attainments between siblings in the same family But few data exist to shed light on how the genetic association with educational attainment comes about or what it means for life beyond the completion of formal schooling We followed 1000 individuals from birth through their fourth

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/genetics-success-how-snps-associated-educational-attainment-shape-course-our-lives (2016-02-13)
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  • Redirected Lives: The Role of Women's Health in the Intergenerational Transmission of Socioeconomic Status | DuPRI
    in the Intergenerational Transmission of Socioeconomic Status Spring 2015 04 09 2015 Location SSRI Gross Hall 230E Speaker Sarah Mustillo Abstract Drawing on cumulative theory this study examines whether health limitations over the life course mediate the effects of parent socioeconomic status on the socioeconomic status of women Using merged data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Mature Women and Young Women n 1848 we estimate a multiple process growth

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/redirected-lives-role-womens-health-intergenerational-transmission-socioeconomic-status (2016-02-13)
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  • CANCELLED: Race/Ethnicity, Poverty, Urban Stressors and Telomere Length in a Detroit Community-Based Sample | DuPRI
    Community Based Sample Spring 2015 04 16 2015 Speaker Jay Pearson Instructor Bowes Vickie Abstract Residents of distressed urban areas suffer early aging related disease and excess mortality Using a community based participatory research approach in collaboration between social researchers and cellular biologists we collected a unique data set of black white or Mexican adults from a stratified multi stage probability sample of three Detroit neighborhoods We drew venous blood

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/cancelled-raceethnicity-poverty-urban-stressors-and-telomere-length-detroit-community-based (2016-02-13)
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  • PAA Annual Meeting: Practice Presentation Session | DuPRI
    Services Funding Opportunities Pivot 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 PAA Annual Meeting Practice Presentation Session PAA Annual Meeting Practice Presentation Session Spring 2015 04 23 2015 Location SSRI Gross Hall 230E Abstract We have reserved the last DuPRI slot on Thursday April 23rd for a practice session

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/paa-annual-meeting-practice-presentation-session (2016-02-13)
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  • Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Inequality: Parental Resources and Schooling Attainment and Children's Human Capital in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam* | DuPRI
    Conferences and Workshops Duke Events Calendar Contact Fulltext search Home Training DuPRI Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Inequality Parental Resources and Schooling Attainment and Children s Human Capital in Ethiopia India Peru and Vietnam Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Inequality Parental Resources and Schooling Attainment and Children s Human Capital in Ethiopia India Peru and Vietnam Fall 2014 09 11 2014 Location Gross Hall 103 Speaker Jere Behrman PhD Professor University of Pennsylvania Abstract ABSTRACT Academic and policy literatures on intergenerational transmissions of poverty and inequality suggest that improving schooling attainment and income for parents in poor households will lessen poverty and inequality in their children s generation through increased human capital accumulated by their children However magnitudes of such effects are unknown We use data on children born in the 21st century in four developing countries to simulate how changes in parents schooling attainment and consumption would affect poverty and inequality in both the parent s and their children s generations We find that increasing minimum schooling or income substantially reduces poverty and inequality in the parent s generation but does not carry over to reducing poverty and inequality substantially in the children s

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/intergenerational-transmission-poverty-and-inequality-parental-resources-and-schooling (2016-02-13)
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  • Wiki Surveys | DuPRI
    Contact Fulltext search Home Training DuPRI Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Wiki Surveys Wiki Surveys Fall 2014 09 18 2014 Location Gross Hall 103 Speaker Matthew Salganik PhD Professor Princeton University Abstract ABSTRACT In the social sciences there is a longstanding tension between data collection methods that facilitate quantification and those that are open to unanticipated information Advances in technology now enable new hybrid methods that can combine some of the benefits of both approaches Drawing inspiration both from online information aggregation systems like Wikipedia and from traditional survey research we propose a new class of research instruments called wiki surveys Just as Wikipedia evolves over time based on contributions from participants we envision an evolving survey driven by contributions from respondents We develop three general principles that underlie wiki surveys they should be greedy collaborative and adaptive Building on these principles we develop methods for data collection and data analysis for one type of wiki survey a pairwise wiki survey We then present results from www allourideas org a free and open source website we created that enables groups all over the world to deploy wiki surveys To date more than 4 000 wiki surveys have been created and

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/wiki-surveys (2016-02-13)
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  • Socioeconomic position over the life course, infectious pathways and chronic health outcomes. | DuPRI
    Events In the Media Announcements Conferences and Workshops Duke Events Calendar Contact Fulltext search Home Training DuPRI Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Socioeconomic position over the life course infectious pathways and chronic health outcomes Socioeconomic position over the life course infectious pathways and chronic health outcomes Fall 2014 09 25 2014 Location Gross Hall 103 Speaker Allison Aiello PhD MS Professor UNC Chapel Hill Abstract ABSTRACT This presentation will discuss

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/socioeconomic-position-over-life-course-infectious-pathways-and-chronic-health-outcomes (2016-02-13)
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