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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105579/measuring-residential-segregation-with-the-acs-how-the-margin-of-error-affects-the-dissimilarity-index
#1
Jeffrey Napierala, Nancy Denton
The American Community Survey (ACS) provides valuable, timely population estimates but with increased levels of sampling error. Although the margin of error is included with aggregate estimates, it has not been incorporated into segregation indexes. With the increasing levels of diversity in small and large places throughout the United States comes a need to track accurately and study changes in racial and ethnic segregation between censuses. The 2005-2009 ACS is used to calculate three dissimilarity indexes (D) for all core-based statistical areas (CBSAs) in the United States...
January 19, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105578/america-s-churning-races-race-and-ethnicity-response-changes-between-census-2000-and-the-2010-census
#2
Carolyn A Liebler, Sonya R Porter, Leticia E Fernandez, James M Noon, Sharon R Ennis
A person's racial or ethnic self-identification can change over time and across contexts, which is a component of population change not usually considered in studies that use race and ethnicity as variables. To facilitate incorporation of this aspect of population change, we show patterns and directions of individual-level race and Hispanic response change throughout the United States and among all federally recognized race/ethnic groups. We use internal U.S. Census Bureau data from the 2000 and 2010 censuses in which responses have been linked at the individual level (N = 162 million)...
January 19, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092073/erratum-to-quantifying-intrinsic-and-extrinsic-contributions-to-human-longevity-application-of-a-two-process-vitality-model-to-the-human-mortality-database
#3
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092072/public-sector-employment-inequality-in-the-united-states-and-the-great-recession
#4
Jennifer Laird
Historically in the United States, the public sector has served as an equalizing institution through the expansion of job opportunities for minority workers. This study examines whether the public sector continues to serve as an equalizing institution in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Using data from the Current Population Survey, I investigate changes in public sector employment between 2003 and 2013. My results point to a post-recession double disadvantage for black public sector workers: they are concentrated in a shrinking sector of the economy, and they are more likely than white and Hispanic public sector workers to experience job loss...
January 13, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092071/explaining-the-immigrant-health-advantage-self-selection-and-protection-in-health-related-factors-among-five-major-national-origin-immigrant-groups-in-the-united-states
#5
Fernando Riosmena, Randall Kuhn, Warren C Jochem
Despite being newcomers, immigrants often exhibit better health relative to native-born populations in industrialized societies. We extend prior efforts to identify whether self-selection and/or protection explain this advantage. We examine migrant height and smoking levels just prior to immigration to test for self-selection; and we analyze smoking behavior since immigration, controlling for self-selection, to assess protection. We study individuals aged 20-49 from five major national origins: India, China, the Philippines, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic...
January 13, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078621/is-stepfamily-status-associated-with-cohabiting-and-married-women-s-fertility-behaviors
#6
Karen Benjamin Guzzo
Children from prior relationships potentially complicate fertility decision-making in new cohabitations and marriages. On the one hand, the "value of children" perspective suggests that unions with and without stepchildren have similar-and deliberate-reasons for shared childbearing. On the other hand, multipartnered fertility (MPF) research suggests that childbearing across partnerships is often unintended. Using the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth and event-history models, I examine the role of stepfamily status on cohabiting and married women's fertility and birth intendedness, with attention to union type and stepfamily configuration...
January 11, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078620/education-and-the-transition-to-fatherhood-the-role-of-selection-into-union
#7
Alessandra Trimarchi, Jan Van Bavel
Although advanced education has been found to be consistently associated with a later transition to parenthood for women, findings about education and the transition to parenthood have been much less consistent for men, and no stylized fact has emerged from the literature. We argue that the inconsistency of findings for men is due to the fact that the selection process involved in union formation has been disregarded in earlier studies. We hypothesize that men's educational attainment consistently and positively affects the transition to fatherhood via higher rates of union formation...
January 11, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070855/place-and-child-health-the-interaction-of-population-density-and-sanitation-in-developing-countries
#8
Payal Hathi, Sabrina Haque, Lovey Pant, Diane Coffey, Dean Spears
A long literature in demography has debated the importance of place for health, especially children's health. In this study, we assess whether the importance of dense settlement for infant mortality and child height is moderated by exposure to local sanitation behavior. Is open defecation (i.e., without a toilet or latrine) worse for infant mortality and child height where population density is greater? Is poor sanitation is an important mechanism by which population density influences child health outcomes? We present two complementary analyses using newly assembled data sets, which represent two points in a trade-off between external and internal validity...
January 9, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070854/agency-in-fertility-decisions-in-western-europe-during-the-demographic-transition-a-comparative-perspective
#9
David Sven Reher, Glenn Sandström, Alberto Sanz-Gimeno, Frans W A van Poppel
We use a set of linked reproductive histories taken from Sweden, the Netherlands, and Spain for the period 1871-1960 to address key issues regarding how reproductive change was linked specifically to mortality and survivorship and more generally to individual agency. Using event-history analysis, this study investigates how the propensity to have additional children was influenced by the number of surviving offspring when reproductive decisions were made. The results suggest that couples were continuously regulating their fertility to achieve reproductive goals...
January 9, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070853/is-the-association-between-education-and-fertility-postponement-causal-the-role-of-family-background-factors
#10
Felix C Tropf, Jornt J Mandemakers
A large body of literature has demonstrated a positive relationship between education and age at first birth. However, this relationship may be partly spurious because of family background factors that cannot be controlled for in most research designs. We investigate the extent to which education is causally related to later age at first birth in a large sample of female twins from the United Kingdom (N = 2,752). We present novel estimates using within-identical twin and biometric models. Our findings show that one year of additional schooling is associated with about one-half year later age at first birth in ordinary least squares (OLS) models...
January 9, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063011/the-unequal-consequences-of-mass-incarceration-for-children
#11
Kristin Turney
A growing literature has documented the mostly deleterious intergenerational consequences of paternal incarceration, but less research has considered heterogeneity in these relationships. In this article, I use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 3,065) to estimate the heterogeneous relationship between paternal incarceration and children's problem behaviors (internalizing behaviors, externalizing behaviors, and early juvenile delinquency) and cognitive skills (reading comprehension, math comprehension, and verbal ability) in middle childhood...
January 6, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058636/short-term-and-long-term-educational-mobility-of-families-a-two-sex-approach
#12
Xi Song, Robert D Mare
We use a multigenerational perspective to investigate how families reproduce and pass their educational advantages to succeeding generations. Unlike traditional mobility studies that have typically focused on one-sex influences from fathers to sons, we rely on a two-sex approach that accounts for interactions between males and females-the process in which males and females mate and have children with those of similar educational statuses and jointly determine the educational status attainment of their offspring...
January 5, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054254/age-at-arrival-and-life-chances-among-childhood-immigrants
#13
Are Skeie Hermansen
This study examines the causal relationship between childhood immigrants' age at arrival and their life chances as adults. I analyze panel data on siblings from Norwegian administrative registries, which enables me to disentangle the effect of age at arrival on adult socioeconomic outcomes from all fixed family-level conditions and endowments shared by siblings. Results from sibling fixed-effects models reveal a progressively stronger adverse influence of immigration at later stages of childhood on completed education, employment, adult earnings, occupational attainment, and social welfare assistance...
January 4, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054253/women-s-short-term-employment-trajectories-following-birth-patterns-determinants-and-variations-by-race-ethnicity-and-nativity
#14
Yao Lu, Julia Shu-Huah Wang, Wen-Jui Han
Despite a large literature documenting the impact of childbearing on women's wages, less understanding exists of the actual employment trajectories that mothers take and the circumstances surrounding different paths. We use sequence analysis to chart the entire employment trajectory for a diverse sample of U.S. women by race/ethnicity and nativity in the first year following childbirth. Using data from the 1996-2008 panels of the Survey of Income and Program Participation and sample selection models, we find that women employed before childbirth show a high degree of labor market continuity...
January 4, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050705/do-immigrants-suffer-more-from-job-loss-unemployment-and-subjective-well-being-in-germany
#15
Liliya Leopold, Thomas Leopold, Clemens M Lechner
This study asks whether immigrants suffer more from unemployment than German natives. Differences between these groups in pre-unemployment characteristics, the type of the transition into unemployment, and the consequences of this transition suggest that factors intensifying the negative impact of unemployment on subjective well-being are more concentrated in immigrants than in natives. Based on longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (1990-2014; N = 34,767 persons aged 20 to 64; N = 210,930 person-years), we used fixed-effects models to trace within-person change in subjective well-being across the transition from employment into unemployment and over several years of continued unemployment...
January 3, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032264/the-effect-of-childhood-family-size-on-fertility-in-adulthood-new-evidence-from-iv-estimation
#16
Sara Cools, Rannveig Kaldager Hart
Although fertility is positively correlated across generations, the causal effect of children's experience with larger sibships on their own fertility in adulthood is poorly understood. With the sex composition of the two firstborn children as an instrumental variable, we estimate the effect of sibship size on adult fertility using high-quality data from Norwegian administrative registers. Our study sample is all firstborns or second-borns during the 1960s in Norwegian families with at least two children (approximately 110,000 men and 104,000 women)...
December 28, 2016: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032263/a-note-from-the-new-co-editors
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December 28, 2016: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928734/the-effects-of-college-on-weight-examining-the-freshman-15-myth-and-other-effects-of-college-over-the-life-cycle
#18
Charles L Baum
This study examines the effects of college on weight over much of the life cycle. I compare weights for college students with their weights before and after college and with the weights of noncollege peers using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). I also examine the longer-term effects of college measured almost three decades later. I find that college freshmen gain substantially less than the 15 pounds rumored to be typical for freshmen. Using difference models, individual-specific fixed-effects models, and instrumental variables models to control for various sources of potential bias, I find that freshman year college attendance is estimated to cause only about a one-pound increase...
December 7, 2016: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873223/assimilation-and-health-evidence-from-linked-birth-records-of-second-and-third-generation-hispanics
#19
Osea Giuntella
This study explores the effects of assimilation on the health of Hispanics in the United States, using ethnic intermarriage as a metric of acculturation. I exploit a unique data set of linked confidential use birth records in California and Florida from 1970-2009. The confidential data allow me to link mothers giving birth in 1989-2009 to their own birth certificate records in 1970-1985 and to identify second-generation siblings. Thus, I can analyze the relationship between the parental exogamy of second-generation Hispanic women and the birth outcomes of their offspring controlling for grandmother fixed effects as well as indicators for second generation's birth weight...
December 2016: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873222/young-children-s-developmental-ecologies-and-kindergarten-readiness
#20
Stefanie Mollborn
Children enter the crucial transition to school with sociodemographic disparities firmly established. Domain-specific research (e.g., on poverty and family structure) has shed light on these disparities, but we need broader operationalizations of children's environments to explain them. Building on existing theory, this study articulates the concept of developmental ecology-those interrelated features of a child's proximal environment that shape development and health. Developmental ecology links structural and demographic factors with interactional, psychological, and genetic factors...
December 2016: Demography
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