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....
- Postinfancy growth, schooling, and cognitive achievement: Young LivesBenjamin T Crookston
Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT BTC the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA WS the Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo, Lima, Peru SC the Boston University Department of International Health and Center for Global Health and Development, Boston, MA KAD the Department of Psychology and Child Development, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA PE the Young Lives study, Department of International Development, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom AG the Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA EAL the Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Lima, Peru MEP the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA ADS and the Economics and Sociology Departments and Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA JRB
Am J Clin Nutr 98:1555-63. 2013..Early life growth failure and resulting cognitive deficits are often assumed to be very difficult to reverse after infancy...
- Periods of child growth up to age 8 years in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam: key distal household and community factorsWhitney B Schott
Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 19104, USA Electronic address
Soc Sci Med 97:278-87. 2013....
- 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...
- Intergenerational transfers in the era of HIV/AIDS: Evidence from rural MalawiIliana V Kohler
Frederick J Warren Professor of Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Demogr Res 27:775-834. 2012..Intergenerational transfer patterns in sub-Saharan Africa are poorly understood, despite the alleged importance of support networks to ameliorate the complex implications of the HIV/AIDS epidemic for families...
- Height-for-age z scores increase despite increasing height deficits among children in 5 developing countriesElizabeth A Lundeen
From Nutrition and Health Sciences program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences EAL, and Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health ADS and RM, Emory University, Atlanta, GA Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC LSA Economics, Sociology and Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA JRB Sunderlal Jain Hospital, New Delhi, India SKB the Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, and Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, MA KAD the Developmental Pathways to Health Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa EAL, ADS, San, and LMR Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa LMR the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom CHDF Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi, India HSS and Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sol, Brazil DG and CGV
Am J Clin Nutr 100:821-5. 2014..The interpretation of changes in mean height-for-age z scores (HAZs) over time to define catch-up growth has been a subject of debate. Most studies of child growth have been cross-sectional or have focused on children through age 5 y...
- 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...
- Cohort Profile: The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH)Hans Peter Kohler
Department of Sociology and Population Studies Center and Department of Economics and Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA, Population Aging Research Center PARC and PSC Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Invest in Knowledge IKI, Zomba, Malawi, Community Health Sciences Unit, Ministry of Health and Population, Lilonge, Malawi, Department of Mental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi
Int J Epidemiol 44:394-404. 2015..The MLSFH public use data can be requested on the project website: http://www.malawi.pop.upenn.edu/. ..
- Adult consequences of growth failure in early childhoodJohn Hoddinott
Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC JH and ARQ the Departments of Economics and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA JRB the Department of Economics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT JAM The Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, Guatemala City, Republic of Guatemala PM and MR Z and the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health ADS, KMY, and RM, and the Department of Sociology KMY, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Am J Clin Nutr 98:1170-8. 2013..Growth failure is associated with adverse consequences, but studies need to control adequately for confounding...
- Maternal mental health, and child growth and development, in four low-income and middle-income countriesIan M Bennett
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
J Epidemiol Community Health 70:168-73. 2016..Extend analyses of maternal mental health and infant growth in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to children through age eight years, and broaden analyses to cognitive and psychosocial outcomes...
- The Impact of Married Individuals Learning HIV Status in Malawi: Divorce, Number of Sexual Partners, and Condom Use With SpousesTheresa M Fedor
University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, 266 McNeil Building, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 6298, USA
Demography 52:259-80. 2015..Some limitations of this study are a small sample size for those who are HIV-positive and dependence on self-reported sexual behaviors. ..
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...