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  • Seminar Series: Education and Fertility: Experimental Evidence from Kenya | DuPRI
    Michael Kremer Harvard University Abstract This paper provides experimental evidence on the relationship between education and early fertility in a developing country We exploit experimental variation in the cost of education for a cohort of 18 000 students in Western Kenya In 163 schools randomly selected from among 328 students enrolled in grade 6 at baseline 2003 received free uniforms for the last three years of primary schools from 2003

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/seminar-series-education-and-fertility-experimental-evidence-kenya (2016-02-13)
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  • Seminar Series: Yong Cai, UNC | DuPRI
    DuPRI Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Seminar Series Yong Cai UNC Seminar Series Yong Cai UNC Spring 2010 02 25 2010 Location Perkins Library Breedlove Room Speaker Yong Cai UNC Abstract This study challenges the conventional wisdom that attributes fertility and its local variation in China as functions of government s birth planning policy The study compares fertility in Jiangsu and Zhejiang two of the most developed provinces in China

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/seminar-series-yong-cai-unc (2016-02-13)
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  • Seminar Series: Manoj Mohanan, Duke University | 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 Seminar Series Manoj Mohanan Duke University Seminar Series Manoj Mohanan Duke University Spring 2010 03 04 2010 Location Perkins Library Breedlove Room Speaker Manoj Mohanan Duke University Abstract The first project develops and implements an innovative method of

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  • Seminar Series: Jennifer Beam Dowd, Hunter College (CUNY) | DuPRI
    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 Seminar Series Jennifer Beam Dowd Hunter College CUNY Seminar Series Jennifer Beam Dowd Hunter College CUNY Spring 2010 03 25 2010 Location Perkins Library Breedlove Room Speaker Jennifer Beam Dowd Abstract While socioeconomic gradients in health are

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  • Seminar Series: William Whipple Neely, University of Washington | DuPRI
    Spring 2010 04 01 2010 Location Perkins Library Breedlove Room Speaker William Whipple Neely University of Washington Abstract Respondent Driven Sampling is an innovative sampling technique that has recently gained considerable popularity as a method for studying hidden and hard to reach populations Furthermore the RDS methodology comes with strategies that it is claimed make it possible to compute estimates of population level characteristics and for constructing confidence intervals for

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/seminar-series-william-whipple-neely-university-washington (2016-02-13)
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  • Seminar Series: Susan Alberts, Duke University | DuPRI
    Duke University Abstract The pace of aging in human societies has been of considerable interest to scientists and social scientists and although some captive animal models for aging have been developed no comprehensive studies of aging in wild animals have ever been conducted Here we use data for both sexes from a 37 year longitudinal study of a wild baboon population to document patterns aging and place them within a

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/seminar-series-susan-alberts-duke-university (2016-02-13)
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  • Seminar Series: Assessing the Significance of Period and Cohort Effects in Hierarchical Age-Period-Cohort Models, with Applications to Trends in Verbal Ability, Voting in Presidential Elections, and Health | DuPRI
    Period and Cohort Effects in Hierarchical Age Period Cohort Models with Applications to Trends in Verbal Ability Voting in Presidential Elections and Health Seminar Series Assessing the Significance of Period and Cohort Effects in Hierarchical Age Period Cohort Models with Applications to Trends in Verbal Ability Voting in Presidential Elections and Health Fall 2009 09 03 2009 Location Perkins Library Breedlove Room Speaker Ken Land Duke University Abstract Assessing the

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  • Seminar Series: Causes of Lagging Life Expectancy at Older Ages in the United States | DuPRI
    in the United States Fall 2009 09 10 2009 Location Perkins Library Breedlove Room Speaker Sam Preston University of Pennsylvania Abstract Causes of Lagging Life Expectancy at Older Ages in the United States Life expectancy in the United States fares poorly in international comparisons primarily because of high mortality rates above age 50 One explanation is a poor performance by the health care system We find that by standards of

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