Donald J. Bogue Demography Workshop

The Donald J. Bogue Demography Workshop is held on Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. at the Keller Center of the Harris School of Public Policy in Room 2112. Students, faculty, and all interested researchers are encouraged to attend.

Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule

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October 6, 2022 (2nd Week) Salvador Navarro, The University of Western Ontario (coauthor Jin Zhou, The University of Chicago) Human Capital and Migration: a Cautionary Tale
October 13, 2022 (3rd Week) Jin Zhou, The University of Chicago (coauthor James Heckman, The University of Chicago) The Impacts of a Prototypical Home Visiting Program on Child Skills
October 27, 2022 (5th Week) Ziyuan Yang, University of Virginia The IUD Spread in China, the 1980s-90s: Population Program, Industrial Policy, and International Relations
November 3, 2022 (6th Week) Yong Cai, University of North Carolina China’s Population at the Crossroads –Learning from the 2020 Census
November 10, 2022 (7th Week) Xi Song, University of Pennsylvania Understanding Subjective Inequality in China
November 17, 2022 (8th Week) Jia Miao, NYU Shanghai Building cohesive neighborhoods in Shanghai
December 1, 2022 (10th Week) Ashton Verdery, Pennsylvania State University The Parable of the Little Emperors: The Changing Contours of Grandparenthood in China and the Dangers of Armchair Demography

Since the 1984-85 academic year, the weekly Demography Workshop has played a unique and central role in integrating advanced graduate students into the intellectual life of the demography program of the Committee on Demographic Training (CDT), training graduate students in demographic studies, preparing them for the public presentations of their work which they will face at professional meetings and colloquia, and exposing them to the interdisciplinary intellectual exchange that is central to the practice of contemporary American demography. No other teaching activity at the University of Chicago provides students with intense, regular exposure to interdisciplinary debate about contemporary demographic research.

This workshop series has been named in honor of Donald Bogue. One cannot capture the influence of his career in these pages, but as someone who did groundbreaking work in both demography and urban sociology, and founded the journal Demography in 1964, we thought it fitting to remind each presenter and audience member of his impact on the field. We also note that Professor Bogue was a regular participant in the workshop until his 95th birthday; his collegiality and commitment to our program was evident.

Contact the student coordinator, Claire Kurgan, for any questions: