Spring 2005 Population News Archive

Many from the Population Program participated in the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of American in Philadelphia, PA, March 31 to Saturday, April 2.

Sangeetha Madhavan and Enid Schatz presented a poster "HIV/AIDS Mortality and Household Level Change in Rural South Africa."

Nizam Khan presented a poster "Measurement of Economic Contribution in a Rural Developing Country"

Jason D. Boardman, Jarron M Saint Onge, Richard G. Rogers, Justin T. Denney presented a poster "Segregation and Obesity Prevalence among U.S. Adults"

Erin Trapp and Jane Menken presented a paper "Adolescent Health and Sex-Bias in Nutrition in Bangladesh: Evaluating the Standards Used to Classify Malnutrition."

Samuel J. Clark presented a paper, "A General Temporal Data Model and the Structured Population Event History Register."

The Population Aging Center hosted the Third Annual Wits-Brown-Colorado-APHRC Colloquium on Emerging Population Issues, April 3-April 5, 2005.  (Program)

Several members of the Population Program participated in the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 5-9, 2005:

Rachel Silvey presented the paper "Alien Mothers: Uneven Geographies of Transnational Families" and she was a panelist at the session on Feminism and Social Theory in Geography II.

Lisa Jordan presented the paper "Geographies of Religious Pluralism in the United States."

Junwei Liu presented the paper "Indirect Estimation of Directional Migration Flow using Age-specific Net Migration Data."

Jani Little presented the paper "What Can the Age Composition of the Population Tell Us about the Age Composition of Migrants?"

Robert McNown has recently co-authored two articles with Cristobal Ridao-Cano, formerly a graduate student and research assistant in the Population Program, now working as an Economist at the World Bank. (see http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/POP/pubs/)
These two articles resulted from research funded by NSF grant # SES-9910662.

Jane Menken chairs the Panel on Aging in Africa of the Committee on Population at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. The Panel held a Workshop on Aging in Africa in South Africa July 26-29. Several participants were CU researchers or CU Population Aging Center (PAC) Associates. The Workshop began in Limpopo Province with a visit to the Agincourt Health and Population Program, run by the University of the Witwatersrand and headed by PAC Associate Steve Tollman. The afternoon session included presentations of current research, most of which is being carried out as collaborations between WITS and IBS researchers. Sam Clark presented a study of the survival of AIDS orphans; WITS research and PAC Associate Mark Collinson presented work with Clark and CU undergraduate Kyle Drullinger on the high mortality of return migrants, a phenomenon they refer to as "coming home to die." Enid Schatz discussed the study of older women and their experience with AIDS that she is conducting with a WITS PhD student. WITS researcher and PAC Research Associate Wayne Twine presented research he and Lori Hunter are conducting on the impact of AIDS on environmental resource use.

The Workshop continued its meeting, with Menken as Chair, in Johannesburg at the University of the Witwatersrand. Clark presented a paper on the HIV/AIDS simulation model he is developing, which includes modules to simulate the impact of various treatment strategies. A paper by Kuhn, Menken and PAC Associate Omar Rahman on self-reported and observed health measures as predictors of subsequent mortality was presented by Menken. PAC Research Associates Alex Ezeh and Kathy Kahn also gave papers, on health and aging in Nairobi and in the Agincourt study respectively.

The Panel on Aging met July 29-30 and is preparing a report to NIH on needs for research on Aging in Africa.