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Demography (2016) 53 (5): 1631–1656.
Published: 16 August 2016
...Sean A. P. Clouston; Marcie S. Rubin; Jo C. Phelan; Bruce G. Link Abstract Fundamental cause theory posits that social inequalities in health arise because of unequal access to flexible resources, including knowledge, money, power, prestige, and beneficial social connections, which allow people...
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Demography (2014) 51 (6): 2333–2336.
Published: 31 October 2014
... on identity studies” (p. 169) by providing racial classification categories with a concrete, “measurable,” and “logical” basis against which social construction should be analyzed. Instead, I argue that their main accomplishment is the “molecular reinscription of race” (Duster 2011 :104). In this article, I...
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Demography (2014) 51 (1): 141–172.
Published: 10 September 2013
...Guang Guo; Yilan Fu; Hedwig Lee; Tianji Cai; Kathleen Mullan Harris; Yi Li Abstract Self-reported race is generally considered the basis for racial classification in social surveys, including the U.S. census. Drawing on recent advances in human molecular genetics and social science perspectives...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 103–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
... as a selection process constrained by individuals’ sociality (propensity to make friends), selective mixing in dyads (friendships within race, grade, or sex categories are differentially likely relative to cross-category friendships), and closure in triads (a friend’s friends are more likely to become friends...
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Demography (2010) 47 (Suppl 1): S87–S109.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Linda Waite; Aniruddha Das Abstract As people age, many aspects of their lives tend to change, including the constellation of people with whom they are connected, their social context, their families, and their health—changes that are often interrelated. Wave I of the National Social Life, Health...
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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Robert J. Sampson; Patrick Sharkey Abstract In this paper, we consider neighborhood selection as a social process central to the reproduction of racial inequality in neighborhood attainment. We formulate a multilevel model that decomposes multiple sources of stability and change in longitudinal...
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Demography (2007) 44 (4): 849–863.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes; Kusum Mundra Abstract We examine the impact of different types of social networks on the wages earned by unauthorized and legal Mexican migrants during their last U.S. trip. Familial ties raise unauthorized and legal migrants’ hourly wages by an average of 2.6% and 8...
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Demography (2006) 43 (4): 747–769.
Published: 01 November 2006
... : Wiley . Brewster , K.L. , Billy , J.O.G. , & Grady. , W.R. ( 1993 ). Social Context and Adolescent Behavior: The Impact of Community on The Transition to Sexual Activity . Social Forces , 71 , 713 – 40 . 10.2307/2579892 Brown , J.D. , L’Engle , K.L. , Pardun...
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Demography (2000) 37 (2): 221–236.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Kathleen McGarry; Robert F. Schoeni Abstract The percentage of elderly widows living alone rose from 18% in 1940 to 62% in 1990, while the percentage living with adult children declined from 59% to 20%. This study finds that income growth, particularly increased Social Security benefits...
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Demography (2000) 37 (3): 395–399.
Published: 01 August 2000
...David A. Weaver Abstract Researchers have concluded that divorced persons often fail to report accurate marital information in surveys. I revisit this issue using surveys matched exactly to Social Security data. Older divorced persons frequently misreport their marital status, but there is evidence...
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Demography (2001) 38 (1): 43–58.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Hans-Peter Kohler; Jere R. Behrman; Susan C. Watkins Abstract Demographers have argued increasingly that social interaction is an important mechanism for understanding fertility behavior. Yet it is still quite uncertain whether social learning or social influence is the dominant mechanism through...
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Demography (2002) 39 (4): 587–616.
Published: 01 November 2002
... of the contemporary diversification of the population, provides several lessons about how to prepare for that future within a framework of social justice and how to realign recent demographic trends with cherished democratic principles. A review of historical and contemporary controversies about the representation...
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Demography (2002) 39 (4): 713–738.
Published: 01 November 2002
...Jere R. Behrman; Hans-Peter Kohler; Susan Cotts Watkins Abstract The impacts of social networks on changes in contraception in rural Kenya are investigated using special data from a longitudinal household survey. An analytic model, informed by detailed knowledge of the setting, yielded estimates...
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Demography (2003) 40 (2): 369–394.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Robert Haveman; Karen Holden; Kathryn Wilson; Barbara Wolfe Abstract We examine the economic status of a sample of new recipients of social security retired-worker benefits shortly after their first receipt of benefits (1982) and 10 years later (1991). The probability that these retired-worker...
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Demography (2001) 38 (4): 513–524.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Disability Prevalence Life Table Model References Bebbington , A.C. ( 1993 ). Regional and Social Variations in Disability-Free Life Expectancy in Great Britain . In J.M. Robine , C.D. Mathers , M.R. Bone , & I. Romieu (Eds.), Calculation of Health Expectancies...
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Demography (2002) 39 (2): 353–368.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Jason D. Boardman; Daniel A. Powers; Yolanda C. Padilla; Robert A. Hummer Abstract We used six waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-Child Data (1986–1996) to assess the relative impact of adverse birth outcomes vis-à-vis social risk factors on children’s developmental outcomes. Using...
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Demography (2002) 39 (3): 529–540.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Diane S. Lauderdale; Bert Kestenbaum Abstract We present sex- and age-specific death probabilities for the elderly of six Asian American subgroups— Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese—based on data from Social Security Administration files. We determined ethnicity...
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Demography (1999) 36 (4): 421–428.
Published: 01 November 1999
...Andrew J. Cherlin Abstract In this article I argue that public discussions of demographic issues are often conducted in a troubling pattern in which one extreme position is debated in relation to the opposite extreme. This pattern impedes our understanding of social problems and is a poor guide...
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Demography (1986) 23 (4): 489–508.
Published: 01 November 1986
... mobility among Siddiqui sheikhs of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh . In I. Ahmad (Ed.), Caste and Social Stratification Among Muslims in India (pp. 171 – 206 ). 2nd ed. New Delhi : Manohar . Ahmad , S. ( 1974 ). A village in Pakistani Panjab: Jalpana . In C. Maloney (Ed.), South...
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Demography (1982) 19 (4): 584.
Published: 01 November 1982
... 30 12 2010 © Population Association of America 1982 1982 584 DEMOGRAPHY, volume 19, number 4, November 1982 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS SOCIAL SCIENCE HISTORY ASSOCIATION 1983 MEETING Co-Chair: Barbara A. Anderson Department of Sociology Box 1916 Brown University Providence, RI...