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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 2015 Schedule

Monday, February 2:
Integrating the World's Census Data: IPUMS International
Matt Sobek, Minnesota Population Center

Monday, February 9:
Crafting an MPC Institutional History: Findings and Recommendations
Diana Magnuson, History, Bethel University

Monday, February 16:
The Heterogeneous Long-Run Health Consequences of Rural-Urban Migration
Janna Johnson, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Monday, February 23:
Youth Debt: Opportunity and Risk in the Transition to Adulthood
Rachel Dwyer, Sociology, The Ohio State University
Co-sponsored with the Life Course Center

Monday, March 2:
Risky Business – Challenges in Addressing Young Worker Safety
Carol Runyan, Epidemiology, University of Colorado

Monday, March 9 (POSTPONED):
Judith Seltzer, Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Monday, March 23:
Using Restricted National Health Interview Survey Data to Examine Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access within the State Context
Donna Spencer, State Health Data Access Assistance Center
Co-sponsored with the Minnesota Census Research Data Center

Monday, March 30:
Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow Presentations
Jack Lam, Sociology
jim saliba, Sociology
Carrie Henning-Smith, Health Policy and Management

Monday, April 6:
2015 PAA Presidential Address Preview
Steve Ruggles, History, University of Minnesota and Director, Minnesota Population Center

Monday, April 13:
Inconsistent Policy Evaluation: A Case Study for a Large Workfare Program
Martin Ravallion, Economics, Georgetown University

Monday, April 20:
Neighborhood Inequality after the Crime Decline
Patrick Sharkey, Sociology, New York University
Co-sponsored with the Life Course Center

Monday, April 27:
Ready, Willing, and Able? Impediments to the Onset of Marital Fertility Decline in the United States
J. David Hacker, History, University of Minnesota

Monday, May 4:
Father Involvement and the Gender Revolution
Frances Goldscheider, Sociology, Brown University