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This is a list of OPR dissertations since 1951.


Kristin Bietsch. Men and Contraception in sub-Saharan Africa.

Takudzwa Sayi. Relationship between Marriage and Fertility Changes in Six sub-Saharan African Counties.


Naomi Sugie. Finding Work: A Smartphone Study of Job Searching, Social Contact & Wellbeing After Prison.


Erik Vickstrom. The Production and Consequences of Migrant Irregularity: Senegalese in France, Italy, and Spain.

Jayanti Owens. Habits that Make, Habits that Break: Gender, Children's Behavior Problems, and Educational Attainment Across Two Decades.

John Palmer. Activity-Space Segregation: Understanding Social Divisions in Space and Time.

Julia Gelatt. Immigration Status and Child Well-being in the United States.

LaTonya J. Trotter. Medical Work/Nursing Work: Negotiating the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care.

Laura Blue. Body Weight, Weight Change, and Mortality Risk.

Michelle Phelps. The Paradox of Probation: Understanding the Expansion of an "Alternative" to Incarceration during the Prison Boom.

Wendy Sheldon. The Correlates of Postpartum Blood Loss: Examination of Means and Markers for Risk Reduction.


Audrey Dorelien. Birth Seasonality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Its Determinants and Implications For Child Health.

Daniel J. Schneider. Wealth and the Propensity to Marry.

Emily A. Marshall. Population Problems? Demographic Knowledge and Fertility in Great Britain and France, 1945-2005.


Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya. Migration and Remittances During the Period of Civil Conflict in Nepal.

Gummerson, Elizabeth A. In Sickness and Wealth: Three Essays on Health, Human Capital and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

Lin, Tin-chi. Essays on Fertility Preference, Social Change, and Living Arrangements.

O'Neil, Kevin. Challenging Change: Local Policies and the New Geography of American Immigration.

Salem, Rania. Economies of Courtship: Matrimonial Transactions and the Construction of Gender and Class Inequalities in Egypt.

Ullmann, Silvia Heidi. Perspectives on Social Inequality, Migration, and Health: Three Essays on Mexico.


Aptekar, Sofya. Immigrant Naturalization and Nation-Building in North America.

Ehrmann, Nicholas. Yellow Brick Road. The Roots of Academic Underperformance in Washington D.C.

Nahmias, Petra. The Social Epidemiology of Maternal Obesity in Egypt.

Olgiati, Analia S. Health, Mortality and Migration in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Bzostek, Sharon H. Social Fathers in Fragile Families: Prevalence, Predictors and Influence.

Lewis, Valerie. Slums and Children's Disadvantage: The Case of India.

Smith, Kimberly. Essays on the Determinants of Health and Mortality.


Casciano, Rebecca. "By Any Means Necessary": The American Welfare State and Machine Politics in Newark's North Ward.

Hackett, Conrad Peter. Religion and Fertility in the United States: The Influence of Affiliation, Region, and Congregation.

Moiduddin, Emily M. Understanding the Sources of Racial and Gender Disparities in Early Childhood Aggression.

Percheski, Christine. Women's Employment, Family Structure, and Social Inequality.

Potere, David. Mapping the World's Cities: An Examination of Global Urban Maps and Their Implications for Conservation Planning.

Soneji, Samir S. Aging, Disability, and Continuous Time Demographic Methodology.

Wildeman, Christopher James. Parental Incarceration, the Prison Boom, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Stigma and Disadvantage.


Kleykamp, Meredith Alyce. Military Service and Minority Opportunity.

Rosenfeld, Jake. What Unions No Longer Do: Economic and Political Consequences of Union Decline in the Post-Accord Era.


Agarwala, Rina. From Work to Welfare: Informal Workers Organizations and the State in India.

Badgaiyan, Gyanendra Dhar. Revisiting the Leslie Matrix.

Frost, Michelle Bellessa. Texas High Schools and Precursors to Students' College Attendance.

Gerland, Patrick. Effects of Social Interactions on Individual AIDS-Prevention Attitudes and Behaviors in Rural Malawi.

Zajacova, Anna. Sociodemographic Factors and Health: Examination of Selected Pathways over the Lifecourse.


Cassels, Susan Lynn. Population Dynamics, Health, and Labor Migration in Micronesia during the Japanese Occupation, 1919-1945.

Guzman, Juan Carlos. Three Essays on High-School Educational Outcomes in Colombia.

Katz, Rebecca Lynn. Yellow Rain Revisited: Lessons Learned for the Investigation of Chemical and Biological Weapons Allegations.

Kimbro, Rachel Tolbert. Intergenerational Differences in Health Behaviors for Mexican-Americans: The Role of Culture and Cohesion.

Lu, Ying. Ecological Inference Problem Revisited: Statistical Modeling in a Not so Ideal World.

Rivero-Fuentes, Maria Estela. Three Essays on Migration and Inequality in Mexico.


Dowd, Jennifer Beam. Socioeconomic Status and Health: Testing the Pathways.

Knab, Jean Marie Tansey. The Form and Function of Unmarried Families.

Morning, Ann Juanita. The Nature of Race: Teaching and Learning about Human Difference.

Usdansky, Margaret L. Public Discourse, Public Opinion and Private Behavior: The Evolution of Popular and Scholarly Views of Single-Parent Families in the Twentieth-Century United States.


Hale, Lauren Elizabeth. Healthy Aging: Physiological Correlates of Cumulative Psychosocial Experiences.

Hedley, Allison Ann. A New Approach to Estimating the Efficacy of Medical Abortion.

Osborne, Cynthia Anne. Investigating Family Structure and Mothering Behaviors as Pathways to Child Well-Being.

Scully, James Michael. The Economic Impact of Child Support Enforcement on Payment and Receipt, Remarriage, and Female Labor Supply.


Carter, Marion Wigby. Do "Macho" Men Visit the Midwife? Husband Involvement in Maternal and Child Health in Rural Guatemala.

Castro, Marcia Caldas de. Spatial Configuration of Malaria Risk on the Amazon Frontier: The Hidden Reality behind Global Analysis.

Harknett, Kristen Sue. Single Parents and the Rationale for Marriage.

Kenney, Catherine Taft. Household Economics: Money Management in Resource Allocation among Married and Cohabiting Parents.

Ramakrishnan, S. Karthick. Voters from Different Shores: Electoral Participation in Immigrant America.

Vere, James Patrick. Labor Market Effects of Demographic and Institutional Change in Taiwan: Returns to Education, Wage Inequality and Women.


Glei, Dana Ann. The Integration of Traditional and Biomedical Care during Pregnancy and Birth in Rural Guatemala.


Fritzen, Scott Andrew. Decentralization and Local Government Performance: A Comparative Approach with Application to Social Policy Reform in Vietnam.

Garvey, Deborah Lynn. Quantitative Studies in Labor and Public Economics: Applications to Education, Finance and Immigration.


Baraka, Jessica Lil. The Impact of Education and Gender on the Labor Market in Taiwan.

Clark, Shelley Dawn. Demographic Outcomes of Son Preference: Evidence from India.

Diers, Judith Ann. Efficacy of a Stage-Based Counseling Intervention to Reduce the Risk of HIV in Women.

Gragnolati, Michele. Children's Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala: A Multilevel Statistical Analysis.

Jagannathan, Radha. New Jersey's Family Cap and Fertility Behavior: Are Impacts Racially Conditioned?.

Pettit, Becky Marie. Navigating Networks and Neighborhoods: An Analysis of the Residential Mobility of the Urban Poor.


Greene, Diana Lauren. Contraceptive Use for Birth Spacing in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Weinstein, Rachel Beth. The Medical and Economic Determinants of Cesarean Delivery in California.

Zhao, Hongxin. Children of Teenage Mothers: What Determines Their Resilience?.


Acevedo-Garcia, Dolores. Has Residential Segregation Shaped the Epidemiology of Tuberculosis among United States Minorities? The Case of New Jersey, 1985--1992.

Harper, Cynthia Channing. From Playpen to Federal Pen: Family Instability and Youth Crime.


Fu, Haishan. Health-Related Behavior and Marriage Selection: New Perspectives on an Old Question.


Sastry, Lakshminarayan. Community Characteristics, Individual Attributes and Child Survival in Brazil: A Multilevel Hazard Model Analysis.


Ellertson, Charlotte. Mandatory Parental Involvement in Minors' Abortions: Effects of the Laws in Minnesota, Missouri and Indiana.

Rutenberg, Naomi. The Estimation of Fecundability from Survey Data on Coital Frequency.

Strickler, Jennifer. Contraceptive Risk-Taking and Contraceptive Failure Among Users of Female Barrier Methods.

VanLandingham, Mark. Two Perspectives on Risky Sexual Practices Among Northern Thai Males: The Health Belief Model and the Theory of Reasoned Action.

Zhu, Jun. A Model of Age Patterns of Births by Parity in Natural Fertility Populations.


Li, Rose. An Assessment of the Preceding Birth Technique Using Birth History Data from the World Fertility Surveys.

Okun, Barbara. How Much Can Indirect Estimation Techniques Tell Us About Marital Fertility Control.

Rudkin-Miniot, Laura Louise. Gender Differences in Well-Being among the Elderly of Java, Indonesia.

Velkoff, Victoria. Trends and Differentials in Infant Mortality in the Soviet Union for the Years 1970-1988.


Grummer-Strawn, Laurence. A Cross-National Comparison of Breast-Feeding Differentials in Low-Income Countries.

Guo, Guang. A Multivariate Proportional Hazards Model for Correlated Risks, with an Application to Child Survival in Guatemala.

Hu, Yuanreng. Mortality Differentials by Marital Status: A Comparative Analysis.


Elo, Irma. Female Education and the use of Maternal and Child Health Care Services in Peru.

Kost, Kathryn. Contraceptive Discontinuation in Peru: Patterns and Demographic Implications.


Fein, David Jeremy. The Social Sources of Census Omission: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Omission Rates in Recent U.S. Censuses.

Li, Shaomin. China's Population Policy: A Model of a Constant Stream of Births.

Reinis, Kia Inta. The Impact of the Proximate Determinates of Fertility: Evaluating the Bongaarts and Hobcraft-Little Methods of Estimation.


Amin, Sajeda. The Impact of Health Interventions on Socio-Economic Differentials in Infant and Child Mortality in Punjab, India.

Mauldon, Jane. The Effect of Marital Disruption on Children's Health.

Wilmoth, John Richard. On the Statistical Analysis of Large Arrays of Demographic Rates.


Bos, Eduard R. The Demographic Characteristics of Children of Divorce.

Hammerslough II, Charles Rohr. Correcting Survey-Based Contraceptive Failure Rates for Abortion under-Reporting.


Chahnazarian, Anouch. Determinants of the Sex Ratio at Birth.

Garson, Lea Keil. The Centenarian Question: Old-Age Mortality in the Soviet Union, 1897 to 1970.

Makinson, Carolyn. Sex Differentials in Infant and Child Mortality in Egypt.

Stupp, Paul W. A General Procedure for Estimating an Intercensal Age Schedule.


Blanc, Ann Klimas. The Effect of Nonmarital Cohabitation on Family Formation and Dissolution: A Comparative Analysis of Sweden and Norway.

Feldman, Robert Adam. An Examination of Health Status Measurement in Empirical Models of Retirement Behavior.

Larsen, Ulla Margrethe. Measures of Sterility: A Comparative Study of the Levels and the Differentials of Sterility in Cameroon, Kenya and Sudan.


John, Ann Meredith. The Slave Population of Nineteenth Century Trinidad: A Demographic Analysis.

Kane, Thomas T. The Fertility of Guestworker Populations in the Federal Republic of Germany.


Grigsby, Jill Spencer. The Use of Contraception for Delaying and Spacing Births in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Korea.

Holland, Bart Keith. Breast-Feeding and Infant Mortality: A Hazards Model Analysis of the Case of Malaysia.

Kalwat, Janet S. Divorce, Remarriage, and Childbearing: A Study of Fertility Differences between Women in First and Second Marriages.

Mensch, Barbara Sena. The Effect of Child Mortality on Contraceptive Use and Fertility in Colombia, Costa Rica and Korea.


Florez-Valderrama, Carmen Elisa. Destabilized Population Techniques for Analyzing Adult Mortality Data: The Case of Chile and Argentina.

Grenier, Joseph Alponse Gilles. Language as Human Capital: Theoretical Framework and Application to Spanish-Speaking Americans.

Smith, Claudette Yvonne. Age at First Birth and Fertility Decline in Costa Rica: An Examination of the First Birth and the Related Pattern of Subsequent Fertility.


Bennett, Neil G. Estimation Techniques Derived from Structural Relations in Destabilized Populations.

Goldberg, Howard Irving. Marital Fertility in Sri Lanka: An Assessment of World Fertility Survey Data.

Tan, Jee Peng. A Comparative Study of the Marital Fertility of Older Women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Weinstein, Maxine A. Childbearing and Marital Separation: Evidence Form the 1970 National Fertility Study.


Bloom, David Elliot. Essays in Labor Economics and Demography.

Flemming, Margaret E. White Ethnic Fertility in the U.S.: Convergence: 1890- 1975.

Leppel, Karen. The Relations among Child Quality, Family Structure, and the Value of the Mother's Time.

Watkins, Susan Cotts. Variation and Persistence in Nuptiality: Age-Patterns of Marriage in Europe, 1870-1960.


Dobson, Wendy K. The Economic Determinants of Rising Age at Marriage: A Case Study of South Korea.

Massey, Douglas S. Residential Segregation of Spanish Americans in United States Urbanized Areas.

McQuillan, Kevin F. Modernization and Internal Migration: The Case of Nineteenth Century England and France.

Vasantkumar, Nallamotu J.C. Age Patterns of Mortality of American Blacks, 1940 to 1970.


Brinkley-Carter, Christina. Demographic and Sociological Determinants of Marital Fertility.

Martin, Linda G. Measuring Completeness of Death Registration in Destabilized Populations.

McCarthy, James F. Patterns of Marriage Dissolution in the United States.

Zlotnik, Hania. Cohort Fertility in the United States: 1901-1930.


Breckenridge, Mary Barber. Time Series Model of Age-Specific Fertility: An Application of Exploratory Data Analysis.

Erder, Leila Thayer. From Trade to Manufacture in Bursa: The Structure of a Turkish City 1835-1975.

Hogan, Howard Ross. Age Patterns of Infant Mortality.


Boulier, Bryan L. Two Essays in the Economics of Dentistry: A Production Function for Dental Services and an Examination of the Effects of Licensure.

Ewbank, Douglas C. An Examination of Several Applications of the Standard Pattern of Age at First Marriage.

Forrest, Jacqueline Eileen Darroch. Fertility Decline in Austria, 1880 to 1910.

Grinblat, Joseph Alfred. A Dynamic Demographic Theory of Cohort Age-Specific Fertility.

Menken, Jane A. Estimating Fecundability.

Nordberg, Olivia Schieffelin. Reproductive Behavior of the American Birth Cohort of 1911-20.

Nosseir, Nazek Khalil. Measures of Fertility and Mortality in the Governorates of Egypt 1947-1960.

Potter, Joseph E. The Validity of Measuring Change in Fertility by Analyzing Birth Histories Obtained in Survey.


Polissar, Lincoln. Parameterizing Age Distributions of Death by Cause.

Toros, Aykut. Tarsus-II: A Social Experiment in Fertility Regulation.

Trussell, T. James. Selected Applications of Model Fertility Schedules.


Anderson, Barbara A. Internal Migration in a Modernizing Society: The Case of Late Nineteenth Century European Russia.

Hill, Robert Nelson. Interprovincial Migration and Its Effects on Settlement Patterns in Iran for the Intercensal Period 1956-1966.

Page, Hilary. Age, Marriage Duration and Fertility: An Analysis of Cross-Sectional Data.

Rindfuss, Ronald R. Measurement of Personal Fertility Preferences.


Caldwell, J. Alexander. American Economic Assistance to Thailand: A Case Study in Bilateral Foreign Aid.

Cuca-Tolosa, Luis Roberto. Demography of Brazil: A Regional Study.

Espenshade, Thomas J. The Cost of Children in Urban United States.

Macura, Miroslav. Estimates of the Completeness of Registration of Births and Infant Deaths in Yugoslavia and Its Main Provinces from the Late 1940s to 1961.

Shapiro, David. Three Aspects of the Economics of Education in Alberta.

Visaria, Leela. Religious and Regional Differences in Mortality and Fertility in the Indian Subcontinent.


Annable, James Edward Jr. The Transfer of Technology, Industrialization and the Urban Employment Problem in Low-Income Countries.

D'Souza, Stanislaus. A Statistical Model for Interlive Birth Intervals of Non-Contraceptive Populations.


Phillips, David Pokras. Dying as a Form of Social Behavior.

Sullivan, Jeremiah M. Estimation of Childhood Mortality Conditions from Childhood Survival Statistics.


Comay, Peter Yochanan. International Migration of Professional Manpower: the Canada - United States Case.

Hermalin, Albert Isaac. The Homogeneity of Siblings on Education and Occupation.

Isbister, John W. The Growth of Employment in Mexico.

Preston, Samuel H. Analysis of a Change in Western Mortality Patterns.

Schmookler, Martin Stanley. Queueing Models for Computer Storage Problems.

Wells, Robert Vale. A Demographic Analysis of some Middle Colony Quaker Families of the Eighteenth Century.


Malt, Richard Alan. Population and the Fisc: the Effect of Demographic Change on Public Expenditures and Revenues.

Williams, John Skelton. The Single Female Population in the United Sta1tes: A Demographic Analysis with Primary Emphasis on the White Population.


Chang, Yunshik. Population in Early Modernization: Korea.

Chen, Pi-Chao. The Politics of Population in Communist China: a Case Study of Birth Control Policy, 1949-1965.


Knodel, John E. Demographic Components of the Recent Recovery in Fertility in Selected Industrialized Countries.


Visaria, Pravin M. The Sex Ratio of the Population of India.


Burch, Thomas K. Internal Migration in Venezuela: A Methodological Study.

Leasure, James William. Factors Involved in the Decline of Fertility in Spain, 1900-1950.


Demeny, Paul G. Investment Allocation and Population Growth.

Lopez, Alvaro. Problems in Stable Population Theory.


Krotki, Karol J. Estimating Vital Rates from Peculiar and Inadequate Age Distributions (Sudanese Experience).


Rizk, Hanna. Fertility Patterns in Selected Areas in Egypt.

Robinson, Warren Clayton. Rural-Urban Fertility Differentials in Lesser Developed Countries.

Udis, Bernard. Technology, Worker Mobility and Local Wage Differentials.


Zelnik, Melvin. Estimates of Annual Births and Birth Rates for the White Population of the United States from 1855 to 1934.


Agarwala, Shri Narayan. The Mean Age at Marriage in India as Ascertained from Census Data.

Mair, George, F. The Projection of National Populations: A Report on the State of an Art.


Barclay, George Watson. Colonial Development and Population in Taiwan.


Leibenstein, Harvey. Toward a Theory of Demographic - Economic Development.

Ryder, Norman Burston. The Cohort Approach: Essays in the Measurement of Temporal Variations in Demographic Behavior.

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