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  • Weathering the Storm: The Effects of Hurricanes on Birth Outcomes in Texas | DuPRI
    Events DuPRI Seminar Series Weathering the Storm The Effects of Hurricanes on Birth Outcomes in Texas Weathering the Storm The Effects of Hurricanes on Birth Outcomes in Texas Spring 2012 03 22 2012 Location Sanford Rhodes Conference Room Speaker Janet Currie Princeton University Abstract A growing literature suggests that stressful events in pregnancy can have negative effects on birth outcomes Some of the estimates in this literature may be affected by small samples omitted variables endogenous mobility in response to disasters and errors in the measurement of gestation as well as by a mechanical correlation between longer gestation and the probability of having been exposed We use millions of individual birth records from Texas to examine the effects of exposure to hurricanes during pregnancy The data allow us to measure outcomes precisely and to follow the same mother over time we also suggest estimation methods that correct for omitted unobserved fixed characteristics of the mother endogenous moving in response to storms and the above mentioned correlation between gestation length and exposure We find that exposure to a hurricane during pregnancy increases the probability of complications of labor and delivery and of abnormal conditions of the newborn such as being on

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/weathering-storm-effects-hurricanes-birth-outcomes-texas (2016-02-13)
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  • Exploring the Construct of Allostatic Load within a Social/Psychological Model of Health | DuPRI
    Load within a Social Psychological Model of Health Spring 2012 03 29 2012 Location Perkins Library Breedlove Room Speaker Teresa Seeman UCLA Abstract This presentation will focus on a program of research that seeks to identify and better understand the multiple biological pathways through which social factors impact on trajectories of aging Major social factors of interest include the broad impact of socio economic status as well as the influence

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/exploring-construct-allostatic-load-within-socialpsychological-model-health (2016-02-13)
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  • Credit Constraints and the Racial Gap in Post-Secondary Education in South Africa | DuPRI
    Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Credit Constraints and the Racial Gap in Post Secondary Education in South Africa Credit Constraints and the Racial Gap in Post Secondary Education in South Africa Spring 2012 04 05 2012 Location Perkins Library Breedlove Room Speaker David Lam University of Michigan Abstract This paper analyzes the impact of baseline household income and scholastic ability on post secondary enrollment in South Africa Using longitudinal data

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/credit-constraints-and-racial-gap-post-secondary-education-south-africa (2016-02-13)
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  • Building Healthy Communities: The Built Environment and Social Relations | DuPRI
    Awards Major Data Collections Data Use Agreements Publications Training General Training Demography of Aging Training Resources Resources Administrative 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 Building Healthy Communities The Built Environment and Social Relations Building Healthy Communities The Built Environment and Social Relations Spring 2012

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/building-healthy-communities-built-environment-and-social-relations (2016-02-13)
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  • Throwing the Baby out with the Drinking Water: Unintended Consequences of Arsenic Mitigation Efforts in Bangladesh | DuPRI
    Mitigation Efforts in Bangladesh Throwing the Baby out with the Drinking Water Unintended Consequences of Arsenic Mitigation Efforts in Bangladesh Spring 2012 04 19 2012 Location Sanford Rhodes Conference Room Speaker Erica Field Duke Economics Abstract The 1994 discovery of arsenic in ground water in Bangladesh prompted a massive public health effort to test all tubewells in the country and convince nearly one quarter of the population to switch to

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/throwing-baby-out-drinking-water-unintended-consequences-arsenic-mitigation-efforts-bangladesh (2016-02-13)
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  • PAA Annual Meeting: Practice Presentation Session | DuPRI
    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 2012 04 26 2012 Location Rubenstein Hall 200 Speaker Sarah Fuller PubPol Sowmya Rajan Soc and Poh Lin Tan PubPol Abstract We have reserved the last DuPRI slot on Thursday April 26 for a practice session

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/paa-annual-meeting-practice-presentation-session-0 (2016-02-13)
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  • Immigration Enforcement Policies, the Economic Recession, and the Size of Local Mexican Immigrant Populations | DuPRI
    Local Mexican Immigrant Populations Immigration Enforcement Policies the Economic Recession and the Size of Local Mexican Immigrant Populations Fall 2011 09 08 2011 Location Sanford Rhodes Conference Room Speaker Emilio Parrado Univ of Pennsylvania Abstract There is growing evidence that local conditions particularly economic considerations shape the geographic dispersion of immigrant groups Yet our understanding of the impact of local variation in public policies on immigrants internal settlement patterns remains

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/immigration-enforcement-policies-economic-recession-and-size-local-mexican-immigrant (2016-02-13)
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  • Diverging Longevity: the Relative State of U.S. Health and Mortality | DuPRI
    Health and Mortality Fall 2011 09 15 2011 Location Sanford Rhodes Conference Room Speaker Eileen Crimmins Univ of Southern California Abstract In 1950 men and women in the United States had a combined life expectancy of 68 9 years the 12th highest life expectancy at birth in the world Today life expectancy is up to 79 2 years yet the country is now 28th on the list behind the United

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/diverging-longevity-relative-state-us-health-and-mortality (2016-02-13)
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