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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
Epidemiological Paradox or Immigrant Vulnerability? Obesity Among Young Children of Immigrants Michael S. Rendall, University of Maryland; Elizabeth Baker, University of Alabama; Margaret M. Weden, RAND Corporation; 2013-023 Nov 25, 2013 10:55 AM
Mexican-American Married and Cohabiting Couples and Their Patterns of Dual Earning Julie Park, University of Maryland // Keywords: Mexican, dual-earning, married, cohabiting, interracial, immigrant assimilation; 2013-022 Oct 25, 2013 10:50 AM
Perverse Reverse Price Competition: Average Wholesale Prices and Medicaid Pharmaceutical Spending Judith Hellerstein, University of Maryland; Mark Duggan, University of Pennsylvania; Abby Alpert, University of California Irvine; 2013-021 Oct 25, 2013 10:45 AM
How Firms Respond to Business Cycles: The Role of Firm Age and Firm Size John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland, et al.; 2013-020 Oct 25, 2013 10:45 AM
Private Equity, Jobs, and Productivity John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland, et al.; 2013-019 Sep 25, 2013 10:40 AM
Heterogenous Economic Returns to Postsecondary Degrees: Evidence from Chile Sergio Urzua, University of Maryland; Loreto Reyes, Ministry of Finance, Chile; Jorge Rodriguez, University of Chicago; 2013-018 Sep 25, 2013 10:40 AM
Loans for Higher Education: Does the Dream Come True? Sergio Urzua, University of Maryland; Tomás Rau, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Eugenio Rojas, Chilean Budget Office; 2013-017 Aug 25, 2013 10:40 AM
Education, Birth Order, and Family Size Sergio Urzua, University of Maryland, et al.; 2013-016 Aug 25, 2013 10:35 AM
The Long-Term Effects of Early Lead Exposure: Evidence from a Case of Environmental Negligence Sergio Urzua, University of Maryland; Tomás Rau, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Loreto Reyes, Ministry of Finance, Chile; 2013-015 Jul 25, 2013 10:30 AM
Do Labor Market Networks Have an Important Spatial Dimension? Judith Hellerstein, University of Maryland; Mark J. Kutzbach, U.S. Census Bureau; David Neumark, University of California Irvine; 2013-014 Jul 25, 2013 10:30 AM
Do Lottery Payments Induce Savings Behavior? Evidence from the Lab Melissa Kearney, University of Maryland, et al. // Keywords: prize linked savings, lotteries, risk preferences, Prelec weighting; 2013-013 Jul 25, 2013 10:25 AM
More Trusting, Less Trust? An Investigation of Early ECommerce in China Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland, et al.; 2013-012 Jun 25, 2013 10:25 AM
Gaming in Air Pollution Data? Lessons from China Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland, et al.; 2013-011 Jun 25, 2013 10:20 AM
Inspection Technology, Detection and Compliance: Evidence from Florida Restaurant Inspections Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland, and Jungmin Lee, Sogang University; 2013-010 Jun 24, 2013 05:00 PM
The Reverse Matthew Effect: Catastrophe and Consequence in Scientific Teams Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland, et al.; 2013-009 May 24, 2013 04:55 PM
Two Decades of Negative Educational Selectivity of Mexican Migrants to the United States Michael S. Rendall, University of Maryland and Susan W. Parker, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico; 2013-008 Apr 24, 2013 04:55 PM
Parenthood and Leaving Home in Young Adulthood Frances Goldscheider, University of Maryland // Keywords: Nestleaving, parent-child relationships, parenthood, transition to adulthood; 2013-007 Apr 24, 2013 04:55 PM
Racial-Ethnic Differences in Children’s Activity Patterns: Class, Capital and Cultural Explanations Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland; U.J. Moon, Lyndonville State College // Keywords: extracurricular activities, ethnic minorities, socioeconomic status, social capital, culture, children; 2013-006 Mar 24, 2013 04:50 PM
Race-Gender Inequality across Residential and School Contexts: What can Federal Policy Do? Odis Johnson Jr., University of Maryland; 2013-005 Mar 24, 2013 04:45 PM
Expressive Cool and the Paradox of Black and White Males’ Neighborhood Socialization toward Education Odis Johnson Jr., University of Maryland; 2013-004 Mar 24, 2013 04:45 PM
Parental Expectations and Childhood Activities in Immigrant Transitions to Adulthood Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland and U.J. Moon, Lyndonville State College // Keywords: Immigrants, youth, education, work, delinquency; 2013-002 Feb 24, 2013 04:40 PM
"Missing Girls" in China and India: trends and policy impacts Monica Das Gupta, University of Maryland; Guo Zhen, Xi'an Jiaotong University; Li Shuzhuo, Xi'an Jiaotong University; 2013-001 Feb 24, 2013 04:40 PM
How Does the Amount of Time Mothers Spend with Children Matter? Melissa Milke and Kathleen Denny, University of Maryland; Kei M. Nomaguchi, Bowling Green State University; 2012-015 Jul 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Mothers, Kin, and Father Involvement in Urban South Africa Sangeetha Madhavan, University of Maryland, et al. // Keywords: fathers, mothers, kin, South Africa; 2012-014 Jul 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Parental age and cognitive disability among children in the United States Philip N. Cohen, University of Maryland; 2012-013 Jul 27, 2012 12:00 AM
When and Where Does Achievement Inequality Grow? Ecology, the City and Social Disorganization Odis Johnson Jr., University of Maryland; 2012-012 Jul 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Revisiting Swidler, Again: Brain, Self, and Culture in Action Christine Bachrach, University of Maryland and Duke University; 2012-011 Jul 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Epidemiological Paradox or Immigrant Vulnerability ? Obesity Among Young Children of Immigrants Michael S. Rendall, University of Maryland; Elizabeth H. Baker and Margaret M. Weden, RAND Corporation; 2012-010 Jul 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Tiger Mothers and Child Achievement: Do Activity Patterns explain the Achievement of Children of Immigrants? Sandra Hofferth and U.J. Moon, University of Maryland; 2012-009 Jul 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Recession and Divorce in the United States: Economic Conditions and the Odds of Divorce, 2008-2010 Philip N. Cohen, University of Maryland; 2012-008 Jul 27, 2012 12:00 AM