Friday Luncheon Seminars

The Harvard Pop Center and the Program on the Global Demography of Aging are pleased to sponsor a Friday Luncheon Seminar series focused on salient issues in population health, demography, and economics. These informal gatherings serve as opportunities for researchers to garner important feedback from others working in similar areas.

We offer a mix of presentations – from standard research dissemination from Pop Center members to work-in-progress sessions by junior scholars to research methodology seminars by our staff.

Sessions are scheduled on Fridays from 12:30 – 1:30 at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, unless otherwise noted. Lunch is provided.

All faculty and students are invited to attend. If you would like to present at a Friday lunch session, please contact Panka Deo at pdeo@hsph.harvard.edu

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Winter/Spring 2015 Schedule

February 6 — “Environment and Human Capital: The Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Pollutants in the Philippines,” presented by Evan Peet, Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

February 13  — “A Social Vaccine? HIV Infection, Fertility, and the Non-Pecuniary Returns to Secondary Schooling in Botswana,” presented by Jan-Walter De Neve, Doctoral Student, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

February 20 — “Fertility, Development and Inequality in Districts of India,” presented by Sanjay K. Mohanty, Visiting Scientist, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; Professor, International Institute for Population Sciences, India

February 27 — “The Building of the Latin American Human Mortality Database and Under-Registration Issues,” presented by Piedad UrdinolaAssociate Professor, Department of Statistics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Bogotá

March 6 — “The Impact of Packaging and Messaging on Adherence to Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda,”  presented by Jessica Cohen, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

March 13  “Public Pension and Elderly Depression: Evidence from South Korea,”  presented by Sujin Kim, Research Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

March 27  “Alcohol Outlets and Sexual Risk in Rural South Africa,” presented by Molly Rosenberg, Bell Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

April 10 —  “The Impact of Early Childbearing on Schooling and Cognitive Skills among Young Women in Madagascar,” presented by Catalina Herrera Almanza, Assistant Professor in Economics and International Affairs, Northeastern University

April 17 “Health Insurance and Intergenerational Economic Mobility,”  presented by Rourke O’Brien, RWJF Health & Society Scholar, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

April 24 — “Missing Persons: Addressing Issues of Residential Mobility in DHS Sites (The Case of DUCS),” presented by Germana Leyna, Spiegelman Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

May 15 — “The Effects of Non-Contributory Pensions on Mortality in Brazil,” presented by Philipp Hessel, Bell Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies