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Abigail Weitzman, University of Texas at Austin

Neighborhood Homicides and Young Women’s Reproductive Lives during the Transition to Adulthood
When Oct 31, 2022
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Online via Zoom
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation

Socially marginalized populations are disproportionately exposed to neighborhood violence and tend to have pregnancies at younger ages than do others. In this study, I investigate a potential causal link between exposure to nearby homicides and young adult pregnancy, and further explore a range of underlying behavioral and psychosocial pathways. To overcome the issue of endogeneity, I draw on georeferenced weekly survey data from a panel of young women in Flint, Michigan and compare the same women to themselves in weeks when homicides did and did not occur within a quarter-mile of their homes.

About the Speaker

Abigail Weitzman

Dr. Abigail Weitzman is a sociologist who investigates how socio-demographic circumstances shape social psychological processes and how social psychological processes, in turn, shape the nature and timing of important events in people’s lives. She received her PhD from NYU in 2015 before completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. 

Seminar Format

Location ONLINE VIA ZOOM:   Online via Zoom - Zoom Link to Register  Upon registration you will receive an automatically generated email with the direct link for the seminar.

COVID-19 Information

MPRC public events for Spring 2022 will be a mix of in person and online via Zoom.  For in person events, all event attendees must follow current protocols

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