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MPC Seminar Series

MPC is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research. Weekly seminars are held during both the fall and spring semesters.

Unless otherwise noted, all MPC seminars are held from 12:15 to 1:15 PM on Mondays in the MPC Seminar Room (50 Willey Hall)

Spring 2016 Schedule

Monday, January 25

Gender Inequality in the Life Cycle: The Effect of Parenthood on the Division of Unpaid Work

Joan Garcia Roman, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota


Monday, February 1

White Shoes and Happy Cows: Social Networks and Human-Environment Dynamics in Agriculture

Steve Manson, Geography, Environment, and Society,University of Minnesota

Monday, February 8

Commuter Couples and Careers: Gender Asymmetric Correlates of a Shared Personal Sacrifice

Marta Murray-Close, Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Presentation Slides


Monday, February 15

What’s Not on The Map (and What That Means for Intelligent Technologies)

Brent Hecht, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Monday, February 22

Adapting the Own-Children Method for Estimating Fertility Using IPUMS-International Census Microdata Without Model Life Tables

Bob McCaa, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota

Presentation Slides



Monday, February 29

Plant and Animal Migration Under Climate Change and Opportunities for Adaptation through Natural Resource Management

Jessica Hellmann, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Monday, March 7

Integrating the Demographic and Health Surveys: Past Achievements and Future Prospects

Elizabeth Boyle and Miriam King, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota

Monday, March 21

Population Association of America Paper Presentations

Minnesota Population Center Members and Staff, University of Minnesota

Monday, March 28

The Impact of Population and Economic Growth on the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals

Iñaki Permanyer, Center for Demographic Studies, University of Barcelona

Monday, April 4

Naming the Precious Child: New Approaches to Measuring Child Quality, with Applications to Historical U.S. Censuses

Josh Goldstein, Demography,University of California, Berkeley

Monday, April 11

Estimating the Effect of Education on Mortality in the Presence of Migration: Evidence from the Jim Crow South

Bhash Mazumder, Chicago Census Research Data Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Monday, April 18

Declines in Marriage: The Importance of Socioeconomic Inequality

Kelly Raley, Sociology,University of Texas, Austin

Monday, April 25

Move Up or Move Back? The Impact of Non-Employment Duration and Reason on Women’s Workforce Reentry

Anne Kaduk, Sociology, University of Minnesota

Monday, May 2

Well-being in Same-Sex Couples and Families

Wendy Manning, Sociology, Bowling Green State University