Jere R Behrman
Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
- Social networks and changes in contraceptive use over time: evidence from a longitudinal study in rural KenyaJere R Behrman
Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, McNeil 160, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
Demography 39:713-38. 2002....
- Is health of the aging improved by conditional cash transfer programs? Evidence from MexicoJere R Behrman
Economics Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
Demography 50:1363-86. 2013..For a number of health indicators, the program appears to significantly improve health, with larger effects for recipients with a greater time receiving benefits from the program. Most of these health effects are concentrated on women. ..
- Correlates and determinants of child anthropometrics in Latin America: background and overview of the symposiumJere R Behrman
Population Studies Center, Economics Department, McNeil 160, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
Econ Hum Biol 2:335-51. 2004....
- Nutritional supplementation in girls influences the growth of their children: prospective study in GuatemalaJere R Behrman
Department of Economics and Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
Am J Clin Nutr 90:1372-9. 2009..Better early childhood nutrition improves schooling, adult health, skills, and wages, but there is little evidence regarding its effect on the next generation...
- Social networks and HIV/AIDs risk perceptionsHans Peter Kohler
Department of Sociology, 3718 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6299, USA
Demography 44:1-33. 2007..The most important empirical result is that social networks have significant and substantial effects on risk perceptions and the adoption of new behaviors even after we control for unobserved factors...
- Causal effects of single-sex schools on college entrance exams and college attendance: random assignment in Seoul high schoolsHyunjoon Park
Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Demography 50:447-69. 2013....
- Learning to do well or learning to do good? Estimating the effects of schooling on civic engagement, social cohesion, and labor market outcomes in the presence of endowmentsJason Schnittker
Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, United States Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Soc Sci Res 41:306-20. 2012..Schooling may, indeed, induce some pro-social behaviors, but schooling allows individuals choices of whether to pursue more personal interests as well...
- On what diseases and health conditions should new economic research on health and development focus?Jere R Behrman
Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Health Econ 18:S109-28. 2009..Careful consideration must, of course, be given to other demands, but on the basis of these two criteria, potential contributions are likely to be greatest from research with such a focus...
- Social science methods for twins data: integrating causality, endowments, and heritabilityHans Peter Kohler
Department of Sociology and Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6299, USA
Biodemography Soc Biol 57:88-141. 2011..We apply this integrative ACE-beta approach to an illustrative investigation of the impact of schooling on several demographic outcomes such as fertility and nuptiality and health...
- Does more schooling reduce hospitalization and delay mortality? New evidence based on Danish twinsJere R Behrman
Economics and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, McNeil 160, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
Demography 48:1347-75. 2011..We find strong, significantly negative associations between schooling and hospitalization and mortality, but generally no causal effects of schooling...
- The human capital study 2002-04: tracking, data collection, coverage, and attritionRuben Grajeda
Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, INCAP, P O Box 1188, Guatemala, Carretera Roosevelt, Zona 11 Guatemala, Central America
Food Nutr Bull 26:S15-24. 2005..We conclude that data collection was successful and data quality is high, facilitating the successful undertaking of our planned investigation of important study hypotheses...
- Fertility behavior and reproductive outcomes among young Guatemalan adultsUsha Ramakrishnan
Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Food Nutr Bull 26:S68-77. 2005..Differences in reproductive behaviors by parental SES and current residence suggest the role of social transitions in determining family formation in Guatemala...
- Levels, correlates, and differences in human, physical, and financial assets brought into marriages by young Guatemalan adultsAgnes R Quisumbing
Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Food Nutr Bull 26:S55-67. 2005..Given conflicting directions of change in spousal gaps in human, physical and financial assets, their net effect on changes over time in the bargaining power of husbands and wives is uncertain and deserves further investigation...
- Schooling, educational achievement, and cognitive functioning among young Guatemalan adultsAryeh D Stein
Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Food Nutr Bull 26:S46-54. 2005..Migrants to Guatemala City have completed more years of school and scored higher on the tests of educational achievement and cognitive functioning than have cohort members who have remained in the study villages...
- Effect of a nutrition intervention during early childhood on economic productivity in Guatemalan adultsJohn Hoddinott
International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
Lancet 371:411-6. 2008..We investigated the direct effect of a nutrition intervention in early childhood on adult economic productivity...