CPIP Seminar Series

CPIP invites external speakers to give talks on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year. CPIP affiliates can send suggestions for speakers to the seminar planning committee.


Seminar Schedule

All seminars during the 2022-2023 academic year will be held from 12:30-1:30 PM in Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway 1517.


June 6, 2023
Reshaping gender attitudes in India through schools: An 8-year follow-up study
Seema Jayachandran, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

We evaluate the long-run effects of an intervention in India that engaged adolescent girls and boys in classroom discussions about gender equality for two years during secondary school, aiming to reduce their support for societal norms that restrict women’s and girls’ opportunities. In prior work, we found that the program made attitudes more supportive of gender equality. In this follow-up paper, we estimate longer-run effects, when the study participants are, on average, 20 years old. We also surveyed younger siblings and parents to assess spillover effects of the program. First, we find no effects of the intervention on female participants' educational attainment, employment, or age of marriage. Second, the program has a persistent effect on gender attitudes only among male participants, though female participants report having more personal autonomy. Third, we find sizeable spillovers to younger siblings; siblings of those in the treatment group have more progressive attitudes. Finally, we also find evidence of upward spillovers from boys who participated in the program to their fathers, who express more progressive gender attitudes.

Seema Jayachandran is a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Her research focuses on environmental conservation, gender equality, health, and other microeconomic topics in developing countries. She serves on the board of directors of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and leads J-PAL's gender sector. She is also co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research's program in Development Economics and co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. In addition, she serves on CARE's board of directors.


Past Seminars


CPIP Seminar Schedule, 2022-2023 


October 4, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30PM

CPIP Seminar: Welcome back lunch
Social Sciences Plaza Lower  


November 1, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30PM
Economic Inequality and Social and Demographic Outcomes in China
Yu Xie
Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and Director of Center on Contemporary China, Princeton University
Visiting Chair Professor of Center for Social Research, Peking University

Co-sponsored with the Long US-China Institute


December 6, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30PM
Structural Racism: The Rules and Relations of Inequity
Gilbert Gee, Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Co-sponsored with UCI's Program in Public Health


January 10, 2023

Excess Mortality in U.S. Prisons During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Naomi F. Sugie, Associate Professor, UCI's Department of Criminology, Law & Society
Kristin Turney, Dean's Professor, UCI's Department of Sociology
Keramet Reiter, Vice Chair & Professor, UCI's Department of Criminology, Law & Society



February 7, 2023
Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Generosity and Labor Supply from 2002-2020: Evidence from California UI records
Till von Wachter, Professor of Economics, Faculty Director of the California Policy Lab’s UCLA site, Director of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center, and Associate Dean for Research for the Social Science Division, UCLA


March 7, 2023
The Effect of COVID Infection on Infant Health: Trends over the Course of the Pandemic
Florencia Torche, Dunlevie Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University


April 4, 2023
Adolescent Gender Beliefs in India: Does Mothers’ Empowerment Matter?
Feinian Chen, Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University


May 2, 2023 
Racial Disparities in Urban Mobility and Real-time Social Context
Erin York Cornwell, Associate Professor of Sociology, Cornell University



CPIP Seminar Schedule, 2021-2022



October 5, 2021, 12:30 - 1:30PM
Generating insights into the origins of health inequalities at the interface of the biological and social sciences
Thomas McDade, Carlos Montezuma Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University


November 2, 2021, 12:30 - 1:30PM
Early life experiences and health across the life course: risks and opportunities
Natalie Slopen, Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health


December 7, 2021
COVID, Racism and Critical Race Theory
Chandra Ford, Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA: Founding Director, Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, & Health


February 1, 2022
Immigration policy and Latinx family wellbeing: Immigration socialization and children's legal awareness
Cecilia Ayón, Professor, Public Policy, University of California Riverside


March 1, 2022
Couple Relationship Functioning and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from the National Couples’ Health and Time Study
Claire Kamp-Dush, Professor, Sociology, University of Minnesota



April 5, 2022
Socioeconomic Decline and Death: Midlife Impacts of Graduating In a Recession
Hannes Schwandt, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University


May 3, 2022
How educational inequities in the U.S. South pre and post Brown shape dementia risk for Black and White older adults
Katrina Walsemann, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Marylan



June 7, 2022
Hard Times: Routine Schedule Unpredictability, Worker Wellbeing, and What to Do About it
Daniel Schneider, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School


CPIP Seminar Schedule, 2020-21


October 6, 2020

Diversions: How the Underrepresentation of Research on Advantaged Groups Leaves Explanations for Health Inequalities Incomplete
Bruce G. Link, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of California, Riverside


November 3, 2020
Antigenic Imprinting and Age-Specific Susceptibility to Influenza ...and Maybe to Covid-19?
Alain Gagnon, Professor, Department of Demography, University of Montreal


February 2, 2021
The Clean Air Acts and Racial Inequality in Exposure to PM2.5: New Evidence from Satellite Data
Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Policy Affairs Co-Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Princeton University


March 2, 2021
Mothers, Children, and Early Child Care and Education in the U.S
Robert Crosnoe, Rapoport Centennial Professor of Sociology, UT Austin


April 6, 2021
"Duck tape your underpants:" Reflections on the Covid Pandemic after Sixteen Months
Andrew Noymer, Associate Professor, Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine


May 4, 2021
What is a Good School, and Can Parents Tell? Evidence on the Multidimensionality of School Output
Kirabo Jackson, Abraham Harris Professor of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University


June 1, 2021 (Joint with CDASA)
Carl Schmertmann, William J. Serow Professor of Economics, Florida State University




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