Seminar Series

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Gross Hall 270

Demography of Aging Training Seminar

Christina Kamis, PhD in Sociology

Date
12/05/2019
Venue
270 Gross Hall
World population ageing patterns are changing, with older people (i.e. 65 years old and over) now being the fastest growing segment. As populations around the globe are rapidly ageing, their health and well-being have become a growing public health concern. Muscle and fat mass are strongly related with ageing process, are changing progressively with advance age and are related with a variety of chronic disease.
Date
11/21/2019
Venue
270 Gross Hall
Duke University operates a secure computer lab that provides approved research projects access to use the non-public (raw) data collected by the Federal government, including Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, and many other agencies.
Date
11/14/2019
Venue
Gale Boyd
Titles: Disparities in cardiovascular disease and the Great Recession: Did disparities in heart disease narrow or widen since the Great Recession? and Consequences of ignoring seemingly ignorable competing risks: Some interesting differences between hazard model and multistate life table results.
Date
11/07/2019
Venue
Gross Hall 270
India is home to one-sixth of all people, one-fifth of all births, and one-fourth of all neonatal deaths. Why is death so likely at the beginning of life in India — even more so than in many poorer countries? This talk explores the evidence for one important reason: poor maternal nutrition.
Date
10/31/2019
Venue
270 Gross Hall
Nearly twenty-five years ago, Susan Watkins asked, “How do women appear on the pages of Demography?...what does Demography indicate about the way we as a scientific community, as authors, reviewers, and readers, understand women?” Her questions were about women, but also about gender, and they led her to conclude, among other things, that “a more general implication is that we should be more attentive to the fit between gender as it is constructed in the pages of Demography and gender as it is constructed in the societies we study.”
Date
10/24/2019
Venue
270 Gross Hall
Whether older adults reside in their long-term communities or move to other locations, the characteristics of the places where they experience the aging process likely have profound consequences for their abilities to adapt to changes such as bereavement, retirement, and ill health, as well as to maintain independence. The Chicago Health and Activity Space in Real Time (CHART) study will provide one example of the use of new technology to address fundamental questions in social capital accumulation, urban sociology and in life course studies of older adult health. CHART employs innovative smartphone-based methods for the identification of older adults’ activity spaces (i.e., locations of routine activities in daily life).
Date
10/17/2019
Venue
270 Gross Hall
The social and symbolic boundaries that define rural America are highly ambiguous. Paradoxically, the majority of rural Americans today live in metropolitan areas—at the periphery of big cities and suburbs. Since 1990, 746 or nearly 25 percent of all U.S. counties were redefined by OMB as metropolitan, shifting nearly 70 million residents from nonmetropolitan to metropolitan America.
Date
10/10/2019
Venue
270 Gross Hall
Self-harm is a critical health risk in adolescence, a life course stage when peers are important for healthy development. Theory suggests adolescents self-harm to quell mental distress and to meet explicitly social objectives, both functions that can be shaped by peer networks. To date, however, no study has systematically examined how self-harm relates to social integration.
Date
10/03/2019
Venue
270 Gross Hall
This talk presents results from four separate papers, which illustrate the importance of intimate relationships as the immediate context of whether young women get what they want in terms of their reproductive behaviors. The analyses are based on the Relationship Dynamics and Social Life (RDSL) study, conducted by Jennifer Barber, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Heather Gatny. The four papers compare a woman's desires and expectations across different times within a relationship using fixed-effects models. 
Date
9/26/2019
Venue
270 Gross Hall