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David Lam

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Economics.

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Lam's research focuses on the interaction of economics and demography in developing countries, including analysis of the economics of population growth, fertility, marriage, and aging. Current research projects include analysis of the links between education and income inequality in Brazil and South Africa, the impact of demographic change on labor markets, and the links between birth rates and education in developing countries. He is collaborating with researchers from the University of Cape Town on projects analyzing youth transitions in education, childbearing, and employment using the Cape Area Panel Study, a longitudinal survey supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Lam, David, Leticia Marteleto, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2013. "The Influence of Older Classmates on Adolescent Sexual Behavior in Cape Town, South Africa." Studies in Family Planning, 44(2): 147-167. PMCID: PMC3788580. DOI.

Meier, A., R. McCaa, and David Lam. 2011. "Creating statistically literate global citizens: The use of IPUMS-International integrated census microdata in teaching." Statistical Journal of the IAOS: Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics, 27(3): 145-156. Abstract.

Lam, David. 2011. "How the World Survived the Population Bomb: Lessons From 50 Years of Extraordinary Demographic History." Demography , 48(4): 1231-1262. DOI. Abstract.

Lam, David, Cally Ardington, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2011. "Schooling as a lottery: Racial differences in school advancement in urban South Africa." Journal of Development Economics, 95(2): 121-136. PMCID: PMC3076682. DOI. Abstract.

Williams, Nathalie, John E. Knodel, and David Lam. 2010. "HIV/AIDS and Older Persons: Shifting the Focus From the Infected to the Affected." Research on Aging, 32(1): 3-18. DOI.

Ardington, Cally, Anne Case, Mahnaz Islam, David Lam, Murray Leibbrandt, Alicia Menendez, and Analia Olgiati . 2010. "The Impact of AIDS on Intergenerational Support in South Africa: Evidence From the Cape Area Panel Study." Research on Aging, 32(1): 97-121. PMCID: PMC2794137. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Lam, David, Murray Leibbrandt, and C. Mlatsheni. 2009. "Education and youth unemployment in South Africa." In Labor Markets and Economic Development edited by Kanbur, R. and Svejnar, J.. Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) Publisher Link .

Hoek, Jasper, Suzanne Duryea, David Lam, and Deborah Levison. 2009. "Dynamics of Child Labor: Labor-Force Entry and Exit in Urban Brazil." In Child labor and education in Latin America: an economic perspective edited by Peter F. Orazem, Guilherme Sedlacek, and Zafiris Tzannatos. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

PSC Reports

Lam, David. 2011. "How the World Survived the Population Bomb: Lessons from 50 Years of Extraordinary Demographic History." PSC Research Report No. 11-743. August 2011. Abstract. PDF.

Lam, David, Leticia Marteleto, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2009. "Schooling and Sexual Behavior in South Africa: The Role of Peer Effects." PSC Research Report No. 09-694. December 2009. Abstract. PDF.

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Tanya Byker, Johannes Norling, Eleanor Wilking, Laura Zimmermann.