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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
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
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
Women’s Sequencing of First Births Relative to First Substantial Employment Before and After the 1990’s Welfare Reforms Michael S. Rendall, University of Maryland and Rachel Shattuck, U.S. Census Bureau; 2016-002 Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM
Does Development Aid Undermine Political Accountability? Leader and Constituent Responses to a Large-Scale Intervention Raymond P. Guiteras and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak // Keywords: General Equilibrium Effects of Interventions, Political Economy, Sanitation. JEL Codes: O43, Q56, P16; 2016-001 Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM
Supplementary Materials: Eliciting and Utilizing Willingness-to-Pay: Evidence from Field Trials in Northern Ghana Guiteras, et al.; 2015-017s Jul 20, 2015 12:00 AM
Eliciting and Utilizing Willingness-to-Pay: Evidence from Field Trials in Northern Ghana Raymond Guiteras, University of Maryland; James Berry, Cornell University; Greg Fischer, London School of Economics // Keywords: price mechanism, heterogeneous treatment effects, health behavior, Becker-DeGroot-Marschak, field experiments; 2015-017 Jul 20, 2015 12:00 AM
Does it Matter if She’d Rather Marry? The Role of Individual Preferences in Young Women’s Likelihood of a Nonmarital First Birth Rachel Shattuck, University of Maryland; 2015-016 Jul 20, 2015 12:00 AM
Retrospective Reporting of First Employment in the Life Courses of U.S. Women Michael S. Rendall and Rachel Shattuck, University of Maryland; 2015-015 Jul 20, 2015 12:00 AM
Maternal Age and Infant Mortality for White, Black, and Mexican Mothers in the United States Philip N. Cohen, University of Maryland; 2015-014 Jul 20, 2015 12:00 AM
Black People Don’t Exercise in my Neighborhood: Relationship between Perceived Racial Composition and Leisure-time Physical Activity among Middle Class Blacks and Whites Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland; 2015-013 Jul 20, 2015 12:00 AM
Working Paper Supplement: Randomized Trials Raymond Guiteras: seq-rand-web.7z file - click to download; 2015-012-supplement Sep 02, 2015 03:05 PM
Working Paper: The Pursuit of Balance in Sequential Randomized Trials Raymond Guitaras, University of Maryland; Daniel I. Levin, UC Berkeley Haas; Thomas H. Polly, Duke University. 2015-012 Sep 01, 2015 12:00 AM
Measuring Social Well Being (SWB) in Real Time: 1975-2013 Trends in U.S. Diary SWB Ratings John P. Robinson, University of Maryland; 2015-011 Jul 20, 2015 12:00 AM