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MPRC Working Papers Series

Comprehensive list

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
Rethinking marriage metabolism: The declining frequency of marital events in the United States Philip N. Cohen, University of Maryland - 2022-002 Nov 23, 2022 12:00 AM
Addressing Abortion Underreporting in Surveys with the List Experiment: Lifetime and Five-Year Abortion Incidence with Multivariate Estimation of Socio-demographic and Health Associations in two U.S. States Heide M Jackson, Michael S Rendall, University of Maryland - 2022-001 Nov 21, 2022 03:40 PM
Are Educationally Hypogamous Marriages More Likely to End in Divorce in the United States? New Estimates from 1996-2017 Data Polina Zvavitch and Michael S Rendall, University of Maryland; 2021-007 Dec 20, 2021 12:00 AM
Men’s Employment and Women’s Sleep in South Africa Seung Wan Kim and Sangeetha Madhavan, University of Maryland; 2021-006 Nov 16, 2021 12:00 AM
Women’s employment and first birth in Europe Angela Greulich, Sciences Po, Paris; Michael S. Rendall, University of Maryland; 2021-005 Jun 16, 2021 12:00 AM
Estimation, Simulation, and Validation of a Two-sex Model of Intergenerational Reproduction of Education Michael S Rendall, Heide Jackson, Polina Zvavitch, University of Maryland; Shuchi Goyal, Mark S Handcock, University of California Los Angeles; Margaret M Weden, RAND Corporation; 2021-004 Apr 16, 2021 12:00 AM
Time Use of Youth during a Pandemic: Evidence from Mexico Cynthia Boruchowicz, University of Maryland; Susan W. Parker, University of Maryland / CIDE; Lindsay Robbins, University of Maryland; 2021-003 Mar 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Gender Asymmetry in the Role of Racial / ethnic Exogamy in U.S. Couples’ Fertility Margaret M. Weden, RAND Corp.; Michael S. Rendall and Joey Brown, University of Maryland; 2021-002 Mar 16, 2021 12:00 AM
Profiles of Mothering and Effects on Children’s Immunization in West Africa Sangeetha Madhavan and Michael Wagner, University of Maryland; 2021-001 Feb 16, 2021 12:00 AM
More Choices for Men? Marriage Patterns after World War II in Italy Erich Battistin, University of Maryland; Sascha O. Becker, Monash University; Luca Nunziata, University of Padua & IZA; 2020-002 May 16, 2020 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 02:50 PM
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
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
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