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Seminar on Poverty, Programs and Demographic Outcomes

Organized by the IUSSP Committee on Population and Poverty
in collaboration with Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
Mexico City, 21-22 November 2003

Preliminary Programme

Friday, November 21

08:30-09:00: Opening
Hania Zlotnik or John Casterline, Graciela Teruel, John Strauss

Early Childhood Development in the Philippines: Family Background - Service Provider Interactions
Jere Behrman, Elizabeth King, Judith Borja, Sharon Ghuman, and Socorro Gultiano
Discussant - Paul Schultz

Impacts of an Expansion of a Health Insurance Program on Child Mortality in Costa Rica
Will Dow, Luis Rosero-Bixby and Kristy Gonzales
Discussant- David Lam

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Pathways Associated with Child Mortality in Rural Mexico: Did Progresa Enhance an Improvement in Nutritional Status?
Carmen Huerta
Discussant: Jere Behrman

12:30-14:00 Lunch

The Effect of Progresa on the Demographic Composition of Households
Graciela Teruel and Luis Rubalcava
Discussant: Susan Parker

Using a Social Experiment to Validate a Dynamic Behavioral Model of Child Schooling and Fertility: Assessing the Impact of a School Subsidy Program in Mexico
Petra Todd and Kenneth Wolpin
Discussant: Paul Schultz

16:00-16:30 Tea break

Effects of Education and Family Planning Programs on Fertility in Indonesia
Tom Mroz, Gustavo Angeles and David Guilkey
Discussant- John Strauss

19:00 Dinner

Saturday, November 22

Targeted Food Programs and Wealth Disparities in the Incidence of Child Morbidity
Anjini Kochar
Discussant- Murray Leibbrandt

Child Growth, Shocks and Food Aid in Ethiopia
Harold Alderman, Takashi Yamano and Luc Christeansen
Discussant- John Strauss

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Fertility, Child Work, and Schooling Consequences of Family Planning Programs: Evidence from an Experiment in Rural Bangladesh
Nistha Sinha
Discussant- Jere Behrman

12:00-13:30 Lunch

The Impact of a School Incentive Program on Marriage in Bangladesh
Mary Arends-Kuenning and Sajeda Amin
Discussant- David Lam

Fertility Responses to Changes in the Gender Distribution of Household Assets From a Land Titling Program
Erica Field
Discussant: Murray Leibbrandt

15:30-16:00 Tea break

An Experimental Evaluation of the Impacts of the Planfor Training Program on Demographic Outcomes in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Eduardo Rios-Neto and Ana Maria Oliveira
Discussant: John Casterline

17:00 Closing