Research

Family Demography Publications

Lundberg, Shelly (with Ziteng Lei). Forthcoming.
"Vulnerable Boys: Short-term and Long-term Gender Differences in the Impacts of Adolescent Disadvantage "
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Research Themes:
Berg V, Lawson DW, Rotkirch A. 2020. 
"Financial opportunity costs and deaths among close kin are independently associated with reproductive timing in a contemporary high-income society. "
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
Lawson DW. In press. 
"Parental care."
In Koster J, Scelza B, Shenk M (Eds). Human Behavioral Ecology.
Lawson DW & Gibson MA. In press. 
"Evolutionary Approaches to Population Health: Insights on Polygynous Marriage, ‘Child Marriage’ and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. "
Burger O, Lee R & Sear, R. (Eds). Human Evolutionary Demography.
Wikle, Jocelyn S., Elizabeth Ackert, and Alexander C. Jensen. 2019. 
"Companionship patterns and emotional states during social interactions for adolescents with and without siblings. "
Journal of Youth and Adolescence 48, no. 11: 2190-2206. 
Research Themes:
Hassan A, Schaffnit SB, Sear R, Urassa M & Lawson DW. 2019. 
"Fathers favour sons, mothers don’t discriminate: sex-biased parental care in north-western Tanzania. "
Evolutionary Human Sciences. 1, e13.
Schaffnit SB. Hassan A, Urassa M & Lawson DW. 2019. 
"Parent-offspring conflict unlikely to explain ‘child marriage’ in northwestern Tanzania. "
Nature Human Behaviour. 3:346-353. 
Hedges S, Lawson DW, Todd J, Urassa M & Sear R. 2019.
"Sharing the load: the influence of co-resident children on the allocation of work and schooling in north-western Tanzania. "
Demography. 
Schaffnit SB, Urassa M & Lawson DW. 2019. 
"‘Child marriage’ in context: Exploring local attitudes towards early marriage in rural Tanzania. "
Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. 27:1 
Hedges S, Sear R, Todd J, Urassa M & Lawson DW. 2019. 
"Earning their keep? Fostering, children’s education and work in north-western Tanzania. "
Demographic Research.
Lawson DW & Gibson MA. (2018)
"Understanding ‘Harmful Cultural Practices.’ "
Anthropology News 59: 3; e219-e222.
Lundberg, Shelly. 2018. 
"Non-Cognitive Skills as Human Capital."
Education, Skills, and Technical Change: Implications for Future U.S. GDP Growth, eds. Charles Hulten and Valerie Ramey, NBER/CRIW: University of Chicago Press.
Research Themes:
Yahirun, Jenjira, and Erika Arenas. 2018. 
"Offspring Migration and Parents' Emotional and Psychological Well-being in Mexico."
Journal of Marriage and Family, 80(4) 975-991.
Hedges S, Sear R ,Todd J, Urassa M, & Lawson DW. 2018.
"Trade-offs in children's time allocation: Mixed support for embodied capital models of the demographic transition in Tanzania."
Current Anthropology.
Lawson DW, Gibson MA. 2018.
"Polygynous marriage and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa: What is the evidence for harm?"
Demographic Research 39: 177-208.
Lawson DW, Núñez-de la Mora A, Cooper GD, Prentice AM, Moore SE, Sear R. 2017. 
"Marital status and sleeping arrangements predict salivary testosterone levels in rural Gambian men."
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology 3:221-240.
Lundberg, S (with Anne Ardila Brenøe). 2018.
"Gender Gaps in the Effects of Childhood Family Environment: Do They Persist into Adulthood?"
European Economic Review, 109: 42-62.
Research Themes:
Lawson DW, Schaffnit SB, Hassan A, Ngadaya E, Ngowi B, Mfinanga SGM, James S, Borgerhoff Mulder M. 2017. 
"Father absence but not fosterage predicts food insecurity, relative poverty and poor child health in northern Tanzania."
American Journal of Human Biology 29 e22938.
Erika Arenas, Hector Conroy, Jenna Nobles. Forthcoming.
"Recent Trends in Internal and International Mexican Migration: Evidence from the Mexican Family Life Survey, edited by Universidad Iberoamericana."
Forthcoming.
J. Yao and A.T. Murray. 2017.
"A spatial optimization approach for solving a multi-facility location problem with continuously distributed demand."
Innovations in Urban and Regional Systems - Contributions from GIS&T, Spatial Analysis and Location Modeling, edited by J.-C. Thill (Springer's Advances in Spatial Science Series), to appear.
Shelly Lundberg (with Katrine Løken and Julie Riise). 2017.
"Lifting the Burden: State Care of the Elderly and the Labor Supply of Adult Children."
Journal of Human Resources. 52(1): 247-271.
Research Themes:
Lundberg, S (with Aloysius Siow). 2017.
"Canadian Contributions to Family Economics"
Canadian Journal of Economics December 2017, 50(5): 1304-1323.
Research Themes:
Arenas, Erika. 2017. 
"Abuelos at home: Differential impact on children's education by family structure."
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 52, 36-48.
Jaeggi, A., Hooper, P., Beheim, B., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2016. 
"Supply and demand explain reciprocal exchange of multiple commodities and individual differences in cooperation in a small-scale society."
Current Biology 26:1-8. 
Grace, K. and S. Sweeney. 2016. 
"Ethnic dimensions of Guatemala's stalled transition: A parity- specific analysis of Ladino and indigenous fertility regimes."
Demography 53(1), 117-138.
Hedges S, Borgerhoff Mulder M, James S, Lawson DW. 2016. 
"Sending children to school: rural livelihoods and parental investment in education in northern Tanzania."
Evolution & Human Behavior 37:142-151.
Rossin-Slater, Maya. Forthcoming. 
"Signing Up New Fathers: Do Paternity Establishment Initiatives Increase Marriage, Parental Investment, and Child Well-Being"
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
Research Themes:
Witenko, V., Mireles-Rios, R. and Rios, V.M. 2016. 
"Networks of Encouragement: Who's encouraging Latino students and White students to enroll in honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses?"
Journal of Latinos and Education. 
Research Themes:
Lawson DW & Borgerhoff Mulder M. 2016. 
"The offspring quantity-quality trade-off and human fertility variation."
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 371, 20150145.
Erika Arenas, Bongoh Kye, Graciela Teruel and Luis Rubalcava. 2016.
"The impact of education and health heterogeneity on Generational Support Ratios in Mexico"
Ageing and Society, 1-38, doi:10.1017/S0144686X16000751
Rossin-Slater, Maya and Petra Persson. Forthcoming. 
"Family Ruptures, Stress, and the Mental Health of the Next Generation."
American Economic Review. 
Lawson DW, James S, Ngadaya E, Ngowi B, Mfinanga SGM, Borgerhoff Mulder M. 2016. 
"Reply to Rieger and Wagner: Context matters when studying purportedly harmful cultural practices."
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Shelly Lundberg (with Robert Pollak and Jenna Stearns). 2016.
"Family Inequality: Diverging Patterns in Marriage, Cohabitation, and Childbearing."
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2016, 30(2): 79-102.
Research Themes:
Blackwell, AD, Tamayo, M, Beheim, B, Trumble, BC, Stieglitz, J, Hooper, PL, Martin, M, Kaplan, H, Gurven, M. (2015)
"Infection with helminths affects fecundity and age of first pregnancy in human females, in submission."
M. Benza, JR Weeks, DA Stow, KC Clarke, D, López-Carr (2015). 
"Fertility and Urban Context: A Case Study from West Africa Using Remotely Sensed Imagery and GIS."
Papers of the 2012 Population Association of America Annual Conference. May 3-5, San Diego, CA 
Shelly Lundberg with Robert Pollak). 2015.
"The Evolving Role of Marriage: 1950-2010"
Future of Children. Fall 2015, 25(2): 29-50.
Research Themes:
Stearns, Jenna. 2015.
"The Effects of Paid Maternity Leave: Evidence from Temporary Disability Insurance."
Journal of Health Economics, 43: 85-102.
Research Themes:
Rossin-Slater, Maya. 2015. 
"Promoting Health in Early Childhood."
Future of Children, 25(2): 35-64
Research Themes:
Steiglitz, J, Trumble, B, Emery Thompson, M, Blackwell, AD, Kaplan, H, Gurven, M. (2015)
"Depression as sickness behavior? A test of the host defense hypothesis in a high pathogen population, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity."
in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.05.008
Maryam Alaeddini, David López-Carr (2015). 
"Why Has Iran's Family Planning Policy Been So Successful? Political, Demographic, Socio-economic, and Cultural-Geographical Underpinnings of a Dramatic Fertility Transition."
Rural Studies.(2)38: 111-128.
Shelly Lundberg. 2015.
"Tiger Parenting and American Inequality: An Essay on Chua and Rubenfeld's The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America"
Journal of Economic Literature. December 2015: 53(4): 945-960  
Research Themes:
Hooper, P.L., Gurven, M., Winking, J., Kaplan, H.S. 2015.
"Intergenerational transfers explained by inclusive fitness in a traditional human society."
Proceedings Royal Society B 282, 20142808. 
Lundberg, Shelly. 2015.
"Skill Disparities and Unequal Family Outcomes"
Research in Labor Economics. 41: 177-212.
Research Themes:
Urlacher, SS, Blackwell, AD, Liebert, MA, Madimenos, FC, Cepon-Robins, TJ, Gildner, TE, Snodgrass, JJ, Sugiyama, LS. (2015)
"Physical Growth of the Shuar: Height, Weight, and BMI Growth References for an Indigenous Amazonian Population,"
American Journal of Human Biology, in press.
Rossin-Slater, Maya, Janet Currie. 2015. 
"Early-life Origins of Lifecycle Wellbeing: Research and Policy Implications."
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 34(1): 208-242.
Shelly Lundberg. 2015.
"The Panel Study of Income Dynamics: Renew or Replace?"
Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, special issue 40(1-4): 433-436.  
Research Themes:
Veile, A., Martin, M., McAllister, L., Gurven, M.
"Modernization is associated with intensive breastfeeding patterns in the Bolivian Amazon."
Social Science and Medicine 100:148-158.
John R. Weeks. 2014. 
"Demographic Transition Theory, and Malthus, Thomas."
George Ritzer, ed., The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition (Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell Publishing Co.).
Winant, Howard. Forthcoming. 
"The Dark Matter: Race and Racism in the 21st-Century."
Critical Sociology.
Grace, Kathryn and Stuart Sweeney. 2014.
"Pathways to marriage and cohabitation in Central America."
Demographic Research, 30: 6 (187-226). 
Lundberg, Shelly and Robert Pollak. 2014.
"The Uneven Retreat from Marriage in the U.S., 1950-2010"
in Human Capital and History: The American Record, eds. Leah P. Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo.
Research Themes:
Walker, R., Beckerman, S., Flinn, M., Gurven, M., von Rueden, C., Cordoba, L., Villar, D., Hagen, E., Koster, J., Hill, K.
"Living with kin in lowland horticultural societies"
Current Anthropology, 54, 96-103. 2013.
Stieglitz, J., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Hooper, P.
"Household task delegation among high-fertility forager-horticulturalists of lowland Bolivia."
Current Anthropology 54(2):232-241.
Hopkins, Jason, Anna Sorensen, and Verta Taylor. 2013.
"Same-Sex Couples, Families, and Marriage: Embracing and Resisting Heteronormativity"
Sociology Compass 7(2): 97-110.
Charles, Maria. 2013. 
"Review of Conflict and Concord"
in Work and Family: Family Policies and Individuals' Subjective Experiences, by Ida Öun. Sociologisk Forskning. 
Bernstein, Mary and Verta Taylor.
"The Marrying Kind? Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Gay and Lesbian Movement"
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2013.
Rossin-Slater, Maya, Christopher Ruhm and Jane Waldfogel.
"Effects of California's Paid Family Leave Program on Mothers' Leave-Taking and Subsequent Labor Market Outcomes"
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32(2): 224-245, Spring 2013.
Gurven, M., C. von Rueden, M. Massenkoff, H. Kaplan, & M. Lero Vi.
"How universal is the Big Five? Testing the Five-Factor Model of personality variation among forager-farmers in the Bolivian Amazon"
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 354-370. 2013.
Winking, J., Stieglitz, J., Kurten, J., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H.
"Polygyny among the Tsimane: an improved method for testing the polygyny-fertility hypothesis."
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280.
Charles, Maria.
"The Local Joneses: Household Consumption and Income Inequality in Large Metropolitan Areas"
Forthcoming. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.
Rossin-Slater, Maya and Doug Almond. 
"Paternity Acknowledgement in 2 Million Birth Records from Michigan"
PLoS ONE, 8(7): e70042, July 2013. 
Research Themes:
Grace, Kathryn and Stuart Sweeney
"Understanding stalling demographic transition in high-fertility countries: A case study of Guatemala"
Journal of Population Research. March 2013, Volume 30, Issue 1, 19-37.
Rossin-Slater, Maya and Janet Currie.
"Weathering the Storm: Hurricanes and Birth Outcomes"
Journal of Health Economics, 32(3): 487-503, February 2013.
Lerner, A., H. Eakin, and S. Sweeney.
"Characterizing peri-urban households across a rural-urban gradient in the Toluca Metropolitan Area, Mexico"
Journal of Rural Studies 20, 52-63.2013.
Lundberg, Shelly.
"The College Type: Personality and Educational Inequality"
Journal of Labor Economics, July 2013, 31(3): 421-442.
Rahilly, Elizabeth. 2013.
"The Parental Transition: A Study of Parents of Gender Variant Children"
in Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices. Eds. Fiona Joy Green and May Friedman. Bradford, Ontario: Demeter Press.
Research Themes:
Lundberg, Shelly, Katrine Løken and Kjell Erik.
"Your Place or Mine? On the Location Decisions of Married Couples"
Demography, February 2013, 50(1), 285-310.
Lundberg, Shelly
"Psychology and Family Economics"
Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 2011 12 (Special Issue): 66-81
Research Themes:
Rios, V.M.
"Gunfire as Conflict Resolution."
Room for Debate. The Opinion Pages. New York Times. March 21, 2012.
McAllister, L., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Stieglitz, J.
"Why Do Women Have More Children Than They Want? Understanding Differences in Women's Ideal and Actual Family Size in a Natural Fertility Population"
American Journal of Human Biology 24: 786-799 (2012).
Gurven, M., Stieglitz, J., Hooper, P., Gomes, C., Kaplan, H.
"From the womb to the tomb: the role of transfers in shaping the evolved human life history."
Experimental Gerontology 47:807-813. 2012.
Gurven, Michael, Jonathan Stieglitz, Hillard Kaplan, Jeffrey Winking
"Infidelity, jealousy, and wife abuse among Tsimane forager-farmers: testing evolutionary hypotheses of marital conflict"
Evolution and Human Behavior, 33: 438-448. 2012.
Gurven, M.
"Human survival and life history in evolutionary perspective"
The Evolution of Primate Societies. Mitani, J., Call, J., Kappeler, P., Palombit, R., Silk, J. (Eds). 2012. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Pages 293-314.
Rossin-Slater, Maya and Christel Brellochs.
"Preconception Health and Health Care and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Opportunities for Collaboration"
National Center for Children in Poverty at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Report, May 2012.
Veile, A., Winking, J., Gurven, M., Greaves, R.D., Kramer, K.L. 2012.
"Infant growth and the thymus: data from two South American native societies."
American Journal of Human Biology 24:768-775. 2012.
Honzak, C., D. López-Carr.
"Conservation and Family Planning: What is the Value of Integrating Family Planning into Conservation Projects?"
Papers of the 2012 Population Association of America Annual Conference. May 3-5, San Francisco, CA.
Gurven, Michael, Stacey L. Rucas, Jeffrey Winking, and Hillard Kaplan
"Social Aggression and Resource Conflict Across the Female Life-Course in the Bolivian Amazon"
Aggressive Behavior. Volume 38, pages 194-207 (2012)
Lundberg, Shelly.
"Personality and Marital Surplus"
IZA Journal of Labor Economics, October 2012, 1:3.
John R. Weeks and Debbie L. Fugate.
"The Youth Bulge: Challenge or Opportunity?"
Editors, (New York: IDEBATE Press), 2012.
Research Themes:
Gurven, M.
"Infant and fetal mortality among a high mortality population in the Bolivian Amazon."
Social Science and Medicine 24:786-799.
An, L., D. López-Carr.
"Modeling Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Research Directions."
Ecological Modeling. (229)1-4. 2012.
Gurven, Michael, Jeffrey Winking.
"The Total Cost of Father Desertion"
American Journal of Human Biology 23:755-763 (2011).
Gurven, Michael, Jeffrey Winking, and Hillard Kaplan
"The Impact of Parents and Self-Selection on Child Survival among the Tsimane of Bolivia"
Current Anthropology 52(2):277-284. 2011
Rupp, Leila J. and Verta Taylor 
"Verta Taylor and Leila J. Rupp"
Pp. 217-230 in Sociologists Backstage:  Answers to 10 Questions About What They Do, eds. Sarah Fenstermaker and Nikki Jones.  New York:  Routledge. 2011
Gurven, Michael, Christopher von Rueden and Hillard Kaplan
"Why do men seek status? Fitness payoffs to dominance and prestige"
Proceedings of Royal Society B 278: 2223-2232. 2011
Gurven, Michael, Jeffrey Winking, and Hillard Kaplan
"Father death and adult success among the Tsimane: implications for marriage and divorce"
Evolution and Human Behavior 32:79-89. 2011
Charles, Maria
"A World of Difference: International Trends in Women's Economic Status"
Annual Review of Sociology 37:355-72. 2011
Gurven, Michael D., Jonathan Stieglitz, Hillard Kaplan, Jeffrey Winking, and Basilio Vie Tayo.
"Spousal Violence and Paternal Disinvestment Among Tsimane Forager-Horticulturalists"
American Journal of Human Biology 23:445-457 (2011).
Jacobson, Mireille, Heather Royer
"Aftershocks: The Impact of Clinic Violence on Abortion Services"
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2011, 3(1): 189-223.