Cape Area Panel Study (NICHD)
Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Lam specializes in the application of microeconomic theory to demographic behavior and the interaction of population dynamics and economic variables. Current research projects concern fertility and female labor supply in Brazil, the economics of marriage markets, the effects of age structure on wage profiles, the effects of demographic change on the distribution of income, and the determinants of seasonality in fertility.
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, 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.
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.
Marteleto, Leticia, David Lam, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2008. "Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy, and Schooling Among Young People in Urban South Africa." Studies in Family Planning, 39(4): 351-368. PMCID: PMC2792879. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.
Dinkelman, Taryn, David Lam, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2008. "Linking Poverty and Income Shocks to Risky Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Panel Study of Young Adults in Cape Town." South African Journal of Economics, 76(S1): 53-74. PMCID: PMC2546606. DOI. Abstract.
Lam, David, and Leticia Marteleto. 2008. "Stages of the Demographic Transition from a Child's Perspective: Family Size, Cohort Size, and Children's Resources." Population and Development Review, 34(2): 225-252. PMCID: PMC2546613. DOI. Abstract.
Levison, Deborah, Jasper Hoek, David Lam, and Suzanne Duryea. 2007. "Intermittent child employment and its implications for estimates of child labour." International Labour Review, 146(3-4): 217-251. PMCID: PMC2546602. DOI. Abstract.