Special ICPSR Summer Program Course:
Longitudinal Analysis of Historical Demographic Data
July 24–August 18, 2006
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Application deadline: April 28, 2006
Applications are competitive. Participants will be selected on the basis of their interest in the topical areas, prior methodological training, and potential for research contributions that promote longitudinal analysis. Those who need preparation in statistics are advised to attend quantitative courses during the June–July session of the ICPSR Summer Program. A limited number of stipends (approximately $1,500 US) will be awarded to cover travel and other expenses. For those admitted to the workshop, no fee will be charged to attend the course.
Apply at www.icpsr.umich.edu/training/summer
Effective use of individual-level longitudinal data. Genealogies and population registers raise fundamental issues about censoring and incomplete information that can be applied to all kinds of life histories.
The many uses of life histories derived from genealogies, population registers, probate records, hospital lists, pensions, military records, and other sources of nominative data. Problems of linking information on individuals named in different sources.
Classic and recent issues, such as household and family dynamics in Europe and Asia, the transition to small families, preindustrial population dynamics, protoindustrialization, and demographic responses to economic stress.
Current debates, such as gender differences in mortality, Barker’s “fetal programming” hypothesis, the link between reproduction and longevity, adaptation and acculturation of migrants, and the diffusion of birth control.
Classic methods and recent developments in event history analysis.
Longitudinal data management, constructing time-varying covariates, contextual Variables, and other data structures required for event history analysis.
Myron P. Gutmann, University of Michigan
George Alter, Indiana University
Cameron Campbell, University of California at Los Angeles
Glenn Deane, State University of New York at Albany
J. David Hacker, Binghamton University
James Z. Lee, University of Michigan
Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, University of Michigan
Katherine A. Lynch, Carnegie Mellon University
Ken R. Smith, Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah
Support provided by a Science Education Partnership
Award, National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development, and the ICPSR Summer Program
Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
University of Michigan
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
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