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MPRC Working Papers Series

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The MPRC Working Paper series focuses on topics relevant to the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch population studies mandate. A complete list of papers appears below in reverse chronological order.

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Title Description Effective Date
Women’s use of long-acting reversible contraception for birth timing and birth stopping Mieke C.W. Eeckhaut, University of Delaware; Michael S. Rendall and Polina Zvavitch, University of Maryland; 2019-010 Dec 20, 2019 12:00 AM
“Neglected, Ignored, and Abandoned”? The Working Class in Popular U.S. Culture Reeve Vanneman, University of Maryland; 2019-009 Dec 12, 2019 01:45 PM
Contraceptive Consistency and Poverty after Birth Polina Zvavitch, Michael S. Rendall, Constanza Hurtado, and Rachel M. Shattuck, University of Maryland; 2019-008 Aug 29, 2019 01:30 PM
Does Rural-Urban Connectivity Buffer against Food Insecurity?: A Longitudinal Study of Informal Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya Sangeetha Madhavan, University of Maryland; John W. Curtis, Independent Consultant; Blessing Mberu and Marylene Wamukoya, African Population and Health Research Center; 2019-007 Aug 28, 2019 12:00 AM
The role of weight perception in race differences in body mass index by education among women Caryn N. Bell University of Maryland: Loneke T. Blackman Carr Duke University: 2019-006 Jul 22, 2019 11:14 AM
Self-rated Health and Structural Racism Indicated by County-level Racial Inequalities in Socioeconomic Status: The Role of Urbanization Caryn N. Bell University of Maryland: Jessica L. Owens-Young American University: 2019-005 Jul 22, 2019 11:13 AM
Racial Non-equivalence of Socioeconomic Status and Health among African American and White College Graduates Caryn N. Bell, University of Maryland; Tina K. Sacks, University of California Berkeley; Courtney S. Thomas Tobin, University of California Los Angeles; Roland J. Thorpe, Jr. Johns Hopkins University; 2019-004 Jul 17, 2019 02:45 PM
School Punishment and Interpersonal Exclusion: Rejection, Withdrawal, and Separation from Friends Wade C. Jacobsen, University of Maryland; 2019-003 Jul 11, 2019 02:05 PM
Restrictions to Abortion Access and Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Contraceptive Use among US Teenagers Mónica Caudillo and Michel Boundreaux, University of Maryland; 2019-002 Mar 25, 2019 10:30 AM
Intentionally or Ambivalently Risking a Short Inter-pregnancy Interval: Reproductive Readiness Factors in Women’s Postpartum Non-Use of Contraception Michael S. Rendall, Eowna Young Harrison, Mónica Caudillo, University of Maryland; 2018-003 Nov 21, 2018 12:00 AM
Why are so many American children born into poverty? Differences in Hispanic and Black new mothers’ sources of disadvantage Michael S. Rendall, University of Maryland; Margaret M. Weden, RAND Corp.; Joey Brown, Polina Zvavitch, University of Maryland; 2018-002 May 14, 2018 10:35 AM
Overweight and Obesity and Romantic Relationship Racial Composition among White Dating, Cohabiting, and Married Young Adults Lucia Lykke, Unversity of Maryland; 2018-001 Feb 14, 2018 10:20 AM
Are Children Barriers to the Gender Revolution? International Comparisons Laurie F. DeRose, Frances Goldscheider, University of Maryland; Javiera Reyes Brito, Universidad delos Andes, Chile; Andrés Salazar-Arango, Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia; Montserrat Gas-Aixendri, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain; Paúl Corcuera, Universidad de Piura, Peru // Keywords: male role, female role, labour force, housework, child care, family policy, gender revolution. 2017-010 Nov 09, 2017 12:00 AM
Interracial and Inter-ethnic Marriage and Cohabitation and Self-Rated Health Lucia C. Lykke, U.S. Census Bureau; Michael S. Rendall, University of Maryland; 2017-009 Nov 01, 2017 12:54 PM
Labor Market Networks and Recovery from Mass Layoffs: Evidence from the Great Recession Period Judith K. Hellerstein, University of Maryland and NBER; Mark Kutzbach, U.S. Census Bureau and NBER; David Neumark, University of California Irvine and NBER; NBER Working paper 21262; 2017-008 Oct 23, 2017 10:45 AM
Social Capital and Labor Market Networks Brian Asquith, NBER; Judith K. Hellerstein, University of Maryland; Mark Kutzbach, FDIC; David Neumark, UCI, NBER, and IZA; 2017-007 Oct 23, 2017 10:40 AM
Assessing the Impact of Local Violence on Teenage Fertility: The Case of Mexico Mónica Caudillo, Maryland Population Research Center // Key words: Adolescents, Crime, Violence, Demography, Fertility; 2017-006 Oct 11, 2017 10:25 AM
Flies Without Borders: Lessons from Chennai on improving India’s municipal public health services Monica Das Gupta, University of Maryland, et al. // Keywords: Public health, Sanitation, Urban, Local government, India, Governance, Devolution; 2017-005 Sep 08, 2017 12:00 AM
"Missing Girls" in the South Caucasus Countries: Trends, Possible Causes, and Policy Options Monica Das Gupta, University of Maryland // Keywords: Gender, Poverty, Economic Shocks, Social Protection, Governance, Health, Population; JEL codes: D13, H31, H55, J13, J16, P31; 2017-004 Sep 08, 2017 11:51 AM
Is banning sex-selection the best approach for reducing prenatal discrimination ? Monica Das Gupta, University of Maryland // Keywords: Son preference, abortion bans, gender, policy measures, China, India; 2017-003 Sep 08, 2017 12:00 AM
College Attainment, Income Inequality, and Economic Security: A Simulation Exercise Brad Hershbein, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; Melissa Schettini Kearney and Luke W. Pardue, University of Maryland; 2020-001 Feb 13, 2020 02:49 PM
Wage Inequality in Latin America: Learning from Matched Employer-Employee Data Inequality in Latin America fell substantially in the early 2000s. In this paper, we take advantage of administrative matched employee-employed data in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador to examine whether these inequality trends held in the formal sector, as well. We document a significant decrease in the log variance of earnings in Brazil and Ecuador in the early 2000s, whereas inequality in Chile between 2008 and 2015 remained largely flat. In this context, we find that inequality among salaried workers is largely a between-firm phenomenon across these three countries. We expand on our descriptive analysis and estimate an additive worker and firm fixed effects model to understand the driving factors behind inequality in the region. We find a significant decline in between-firm inequality in Brazil and a modest one in Chile. We last focus our attention on the commodities and manufacturing sectors, which were directly exposed to two large external shocks, the commodity-boom and the ''China Shock". We find an increase in inequality in the former sector accompanied by an reduction in inequality in the latter across the region. Apr 27, 2020 03:14 PM
Working Paper: Father Absence and the Reverse Gender Gap in Latin American Education Laurie DeRose, University of Maryland; Gloria Huarcaya, Universidad de Piura; Andrés Salazar-Arango, Universidad de La Sabana; 2017-002; updated June 2018 May 31, 2017 10:55 AM
Racial Disparities in Residential Mobility and Long-term Population Displacement from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina Michael S. Rendall, University of Maryland; Narayan Sastri, RAND Corp., and Lori Reeder, University of Maryland; 2017-001 Feb 20, 2017 01:35 PM
Double Burden for Women in Mid and Later Life: Evidence from Time Use Profiles in Cebu, Philippines Feinian Chen, University of Maryland, et al.; 2016-008 Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM
Household Structure and Gendered Outcomes for Children in South Africa: A Conceptual and Methodological Examination of an Understudied Issue Sangeetha Madhavan, University of Maryland, et al. // Keywords: co-residence, extended kin, children, South Africa, education; 2016-007 Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM
Parental involvement, child effort, and the development of immigrant boys’ and girls’ reading and mathematics skills: A latent difference score growth model U.J. Moon and Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland // Keywords: academic achievement, gender differences, immigrant children, parent involvement, longitudinal study; 2016-006 Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM
Towards a Deeper Understanding of Female Competitiveness and the Gender Gap: Evidence from Patrilocal and Matrilocal Cultures Kenneth Leonard, et al.; 2016-005 Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM
How Do They Do It? The Immigrant Paradox in the Transition to Adulthood Sandra Hofferth and U.J. Moon, University of Maryland // Keywords: Immigrants, children, transition to adulthood, education, employment, extracurricular activities, culture; 2016-004 Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM
Microcredit and Willingness to Pay for Environmental Quality: Evidence from a Randomized-Controlled Trial of Finance for Sanitation in Rural Cambodia Raymond Guiteras, University of Maryland, et al. // Keywords: Willingness to pay, sanitation, microcredit, Becker-DeGroot-Marschak, randomization inference; 2016-003 Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM