Population Association of America 2018 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Population Association of America brings together demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field.

Please join the Population Council at the sessions listed in the calendar below or visit our booth (no. 314) in the Exhibit Hall.


BOOTH EVENT—Meet the Editors

Friday, 27 April
9:45–11:00 am
Exhibit Hall, Booth no. 314


Population Council Speakers

Thursday, 26 April

Poster Session    |   8:00–9:30 am | Plaza Exhibit

Doaa Oraby

"Current status and opportunities for increased involvement of the private sector in the delivery of family planning services in Egypt" (abstract)

Session P1—Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health 1

Poster Session    |   8:00–9:30 am | Plaza Exhibit

Sara Chace Dwyer

"Task-shifting injectable contraceptive services to patent and proprietary medicine vendors in Nigeria: Is previous health system experience necessary?" (abstract)

Session P1—Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health 1

Poster Session    |   8:00–9:30 am | Plaza Exhibit

Jessie Pinchoff Associate

"A randomized evaluation: The impact of an interpersonal communication intervention on knowledge and uptake of the woman's condom in urban Zambia" (abstract)

Session P1—Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health 1

Oral Session    |   8:30–10:00 am | Plaza Ballroom E 

Aparna Jain Associate II & Deputy Technical Director, Evidence Project

Discussant: Session 9—Fertility Transition in Developing Countries

Oral Session    |   8:30–10:00 am | Plaza Court 3

Neelanjana Pandey

"Can a life skills education cum sports coaching programme help adolescent boys overcome the adverse effect of childhood exposure to violence? Evidence from rural Bihar, India" (abstract)

Session 13—Innovations in Program Design and Evaluation

Oral Session    |   10:30 am–12:00 pm | Plaza Ballroom E

Karen Austrian Senior Associate

"She expects you to feed her and dress her, but the school girl, you only have to buy her chips: The role of financial and material exchange in young men’s selection of sexual partners in urban Kenya" (abstract)

Session 25—Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use

Oral Session    |   10:30 am–12:00 pm | Plaza Ballroom E

Michelle J. Hindin Program Director, Reproductive Health

"Adolescent condom use: Levels and implications from a multi-country Demographic and Health Surveys analysis" (abstract)

Session 25—Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use

Oral Session    |   10:30 am–12:00 pm | Plaza Court 6

Stephanie Psaki Deputy Director of the GIRL Center

"Evidence for causal links between education and maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, and malaria: A systematic review" (presenting with Barbara Mensch) (abstract)

Session 30—Education and Demographic Outcomes in Developing Countries

Poster Session    |   12:30–2:00 pm | Plaza Exhibit

Karen Hardee Senior Associate & Project Director, The Evidence Project

"Family planning: A key factor of building resilience through an integrated population, health, environment (PHE) project in western Tanzania" (abstract)

Session P3—Population, Development and Environment; Data and Methods

Invited Session    |   1:00–2:30 pm | Plaza Court 1

Landis MacKellar Senior Associate and Editor, Population and Development Review

Panelist: Session 65—Publications in Demography

Poster Session    |   2:30–4:00 pm | Plaza Exhibit

Sophia Chae Associate

"Gender-based violence against adolescents in four African countries" (abstract)

Session P4—Children and Youth

Poster Session    |   4:30–6:00 pm | Plaza Exhibit

Nicole Haberland Senior Associate

"A systematic review of adolescent girl program implementation in low and middle-income countries: Evidence gaps and lessons learned" (abstract)

Session P5—Health and Mortality 1

Member-Initiated Meeting    |   6:30–8:00 pm | Governor's Square 12 

Aparna Jain Associate II & Deputy Technical Director, Evidence Project

Saumya RamaRao, Senior Associate

Panelists: FP Quality Measurement—State of the Field and New Opportunities

(Organized by Metrics for Management)

Friday, 27 April

Poster Session    |   8:00–9:30 am | Plaza Exhibit

Aparna Jain Associate II & Deputy Technical Director, Evidence Project

"Condom use at last sex among single boys and young men in Ethiopia: The effect of descriptive and normative norms" (abstract)

Session P6—Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health 2

Oral Session    |   8:15–9:45 am | Plaza Court 6

John Bongaarts Vice President and Distinguished Scholar

"The links between women's employment and children at home: Regional variations in low and middle-income countries" (abstract)

Session 112—Education and Employment Outcomes in Developing Countries

Oral Session    |   8:15–9:45 am | Plaza Court 5

Jessie Pinchoff Associate

"High-risk urbanization: Variation in urban population growth across flood and drought prone regions of India, 1990–2014" (abstract)

Session 114—Extreme Events and Health Risks

Oral Session    |   8:15–9:45 am | Plaza Court 5

Mark R. Montgomery Senior Associate

"Extreme-event disasters in poor countries: Lessons from Desinventar" (abstract)

Session 114—Extreme Events and Health Risks

Oral Session    |   8:15–9:45 am | Governor's Square 9 

Neelanjana Pandey

"Gender-biased sex selection Nepal and India: Exploring what works to reverse adverse sex rations at birth" (abstract)

Session 117—Gender Selectivity and Disparity in Asia

Oral Session    |   10:15–11:45 am | Plaza Ballroom A

Saumya RamaRao Senior Associate

Discussant: Session 145—Quality of Care in Family Planning Programming

Organizer and chair: Karen Hardee

Oral Session    |   10:15–11:45 am | Governor's Square 15

Michelle J. Hindin Program Director, Reproductive Health

"Pharmacies as a source of contraception for adolescents: A multi-country DHS analysis" (abstract)

Session 148—The Role of the Private Sector in Dynamics of Contraceptive Use in Developing Countries

Oral Session    |   2:45–4:15 pm | Director's Row H

Karen Hardee Senior Associate & Project Director, The Evidence Project

Organizer and chair: Session 183—Fertility, Family Planning Policies and Programs in Africa

Saturday, 28 April

Oral Session    |   11:15 am–12:45 pm | Plaza Ballroom E

Elizabeth Tobey

"Timing and correlates of reproductive transitions to adulthood among youth in rural Ethiopia" (abstract)

Session 217—Adolescent Transitions into Parenthood

Oral Session    |   1:00–2:30 pm | Plaza Ballroom D

Kelly Hallman Senior Associate

"Beyond boyfriends and sugar daddies: Ascertaining Sexual Relationship Types (ASERT) among poorly-educated girls and young women in Tanzania" (abstract)

Session 236—Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

Oral Session    |   1:00–2:30 pm | Plaza Ballroom D

Stephanie Psaki Deputy Director of the GIRL Center

"Effects of academic skills on the timing of marriage and childbearing among adolescent girls in Bangladesh, Malawi and Zambia: A comparative study" (abstract)

Session 236—Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

Oral Session    |   1:00–2:30 pm | Director's Row H

Karen Hardee Senior Associate & Project Director, The Evidence Project

Organizer and chair: Session 237—Consequences of Reproductive Health Policies