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David Lam's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Lam, David. 2014. "Youth bulges and youth unemployment." IZA World of Labor, 26. DOI. Abstract.

Branson, Nicola, Clare Hofmeyr, and David Lam. 2014. "Progress through school and the determinants of school dropout in South Africa." Development Southern Africa, 31(1): 106-126. DOI. Abstract.

Lam, David. 2013. "Reply to Stan Becker, "Has the World Really Survived the Population Bomb? (Commentary on "How the World Survived the Population Bomb: Lessons from 50 Years of Extraordinary Demographic History")"." Demography, 50(6): 2183-2186. DOI.

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, 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. PMCID: PMC3777609. 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.

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.

Dinkelman, Taryn, David Lam, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2007. "Household and community income, economic shocks and risky sexual behavior of young adults: Evidence from the Cape Area Panel Study 2002 and 2005." AIDS, 21 Suppl 7: 49-56. PMCID: PMC2538362. DOI. Abstract.

Lam, David. 2007. "The Demography and Economics of the World's `Youth Bulge'." Development Outreach, June. Abstract.

Duryea, Suzanne, David Lam, and Deborah Levison. 2007. "Effects of Economic Shocks on Children's Employment and Schooling in Brazil." Journal of Development Economics, 84(1): 188-214. PMCID: PMC2094529. DOI. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Leticia Marteleto. 2006. "A Escolaridade das Crianças Brasileiras durante a Transicão Demográfica: Aumento no Tamanho da Coorte versus Diminuicão no Tamanho da Família." Pesquisa e Planejamento Econômico, 36(2): 319-341. Abstract.

Ardington, Cally, David Lam, Murray Leibbrandt, and Matthew Welch. 2006. "The sensitivity to key data imputations of recent estimates of income poverty and inequality in South Africa." Economic Modelling, 23(5): 822-835. PMCID: PMC2546610. DOI. Abstract.

Ardington, C., David Lam, Murray Leibbrandt, and James A. Levinsohn. 2004. "Savings, insurance and debt over the post-apartheid period: A review of recent research." South African Journal of Economics, 72(3): 604-640.

Anderson, Kermyt G., A. Case, and David Lam. 2001. "Causes and consequences of schooling outcomes in South Africa: Evidence from survey data." Social Dynamics, 27(1): 37-59.

Lam, David, and Kermyt G. Anderson. 2001. "Causes and Consequences of Schooling Outcomes in South Africa: Evidence from Survey Data." Social Dynamics, 27(1): 37-59.

Lam, David, and Suzanne Duryea. 1999. "Effects of Schooling on Fertility, Labor Supply, and Investments in Children, with Evidence from Brazil." Journal of Human Resources, 34(1): 160-192. Abstract.

Anderson, Kermyt G., Hillard Kaplan, David Lam, and Jane B. Lancaster. 1999. "Paternal Care by Genetic Fathers and Stepfathers II: Reports by Xhosa High School Students." Evolution and Human Behavior, 20(6): 433-451.

Anh, Truong Si, John E. Knodel, David Lam, and Jed Friedman. 1998. "Family Size and Children's Education in Vietnam." Demography, 35(1): 57-70. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Jeffrey A. Miron. 1996. "The Effect of Temperature on Human Fertility." Demography, 33(3): 291-305. Abstract.

Lam, David, Jeffrey A. Miron, and Ann Riley. 1994. "Modeling Seasonality in Fecundability, Conceptions, and Births." Demography, 31(2): 321-46. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Jeffrey A. Miron. 1994. "Global Patterns of Seasonal Variation in Human Fertility." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 709: 9-28. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Robert F. Schoeni. 1994. "Family Ties and Labor Markets in the United States and Brazil." Journal of Human Resources, 29(4): 1235-58. Abstract.

Lam, David. 1993. "Comment on Preston and Campbell's "Differential Fertility and the Distribution of Traits"." American Journal of Sociology, 98: 1033-39. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Robert F. Schoeni. 1993. "Effects of Family Background on Earnings and Returns to Schooling: Evidence from Brazil." Journal of Political Economy, 101(4): 710-40. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Deborah Levison. 1992. "Declining Inequality in Schooling in Brazil and Its Effects on Inequality in Earnings." Journal of Development Economics, 37: 199-225. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Deborah Levison. 1992. "Age, Experience, and Schooling: Decomposing Earnings Inequality in the United States and Brazil." Sociological Inquiry, 62(2): 218-45. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Jeffrey A. Miron. 1991. "Seasonality of Births in Human Populations." Social Biology, 38: 51-78. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Deborah Levison. 1990. "Idade, Experiencia, Escolaridade e Diferenciais de Renda: Estados Unidos e Brasil." Pesquisa e Planejamento Econômico, 20: 219-56.

Bergstrom, Theodore, and David Lam. 1989. "Recovering Event Histories by Cubic Spline Interpolation." Mathematical Population Studies, 1(4): 327-55. Abstract.

Lam, David. 1989. "Population Growth, Age Structure, and Age-Specific Productivity." Journal of Population Economics, 2: 189-210. Abstract.

Lam, David. 1988. "Lorenz Curves, Inequality, and Social Welfare under Changing Population Composition." Journal of Policy Modeling, 10(1): 141-62. Abstract.

Lam, David. 1988. "Marriage Markets and Assortative Mating with Household Public Goods: Theoretical Results and Empirical Implications." Journal of Human Resources, 23(4): 462-87. Abstract.

Lam, David. 1986. "The Dynamics of Population Growth, Differential Fertility, and Inequality." American Economic Review, 76(5): 1103-16. Abstract.

Lam, David. 1984. "The Variance of Population Characteristics in Stable Populations, with Applications to the Distribution of Income." Population Studies, 38(1): 117-27. Abstract.

Chapters

Schiel, Reinhard, Murray Leibbrandt, and David Lam. 2016. "Assessing the impact of social grants on inequality: A South African case study." In Contemporary Issues in Development Economics edited by Besley, Timothy. Palgrave Macmillan.

Lam, David. 2013. "Population Growth Alternative Perspective." In Global Problems, Smart Solutions: Costs and Benefits. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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) Public Access.

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.

Lam, David, Murray Leibbrandt, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2006. "Labor Force Withdrawal of the Elderly in South Africa." In Advancing the Research Agenda on Aging in Africa edited by Jane Menken and Barney Cohen. Washington DC : National Academies Press.

Lam, David, and Leticia Marteleto. 2005. "Small families and large cohorts : the impact of the demographic transition on schooling in Brazil." In The changing transitions to adulthood in developing countries: selected studies edited by Cynthia Lloyd. 56-83. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.

Lam, David, and Leticia Marteleto. 2005. "Small Families and Large Cohorts: The Impact of the Demographic Transition on Schooling in Brazil." In Growing Up Global: The Changing Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries edited by Cynthia B. Lloyd. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.

Lam, David. 2003. "Evolutionary Biology and Rational Choice in Models of Fertility." In Offspring: Human Fertility Behavior in Biodemographic Perspective edited by K.W. Wachter and R. Bulatao. Pp. 322-338. Washington DC : National Academies Press. Abstract.

Lam, David. 2002. "Gary S. Becker." In The Encyclopedia of Population. edited by P. Demeny and G. McNicoll. New York: Macmillan.

Lam, David. 2001. "Income Distribution: Demographic Aspects." In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences edited by Paul Baltes and Neil Smelser. pp. 7271-7273. New York : Elsevier. Abstract.

Lam, David. 1997. "Demographic Variables and Income Inequality." In Handbook of Population and Family Economics edited by Mark K. Rosenzweig and Oded Stark. New York: Elsevier Science.

Bergstrom, Theodore, and David Lam. 1994. "The Effects of Cohort Size on Marriage-Markets in Twentieth-Century Sweden." In The Family, the Market, and the State in Ageing Societies edited by J. Ermisch and N. Ogawa. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Jeffrey A. Miron. 1991. "Temperature and the Seasonality of Births." In Temperature and Environmental Effects on the Testis edited by A.W. Zorgnoitti. Pp. 73-88. New York, NY: Plenum Press. Abstract.

Lam, David. 1987. "Distribution Issues in the Relationship between Population Growth and Economic Development." In Population Growth and Economic Development: Issues and Evidence edited by D. Gale Johnson and Ronald Demos Lee. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

Conference Proceedings

Marteleto, Leticia, David Lam, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2006. "Sexual Behavior, Childbearing, Union Formation and Schooling in South Africa: Evidence from Panel Data." IUSSP Seminar, El Colegio de México Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, 6-9 November,

Lam, David, and Leticia Marteleto. 2005. "Stages of the Demographic Transition from a Child's Perspective: Family Size, Cohort Size, and Schooling." Annals of the XXV International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Tours, France: July.

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. 8 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. 12 2009. Abstract. PDF.

Dinkelman, Taryn, and David Lam. 2009. "A Model for Understanding Gender Discrepancies in Sexual Behavior Reports." PSC Research Report No. 09-669. 1 2009. Abstract. PDF.

Lam, David, Cally Ardington, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2008. "Schooling as a Lottery: Racial Differences in School Advancement in Urban South Africa." PSC Research Report No. 08-632. 2 2008. Abstract. PDF.

Marteleto, Leticia, David Lam, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2006. "Schooling and Early Childbearing in Urban South Africa." PSC Research Report No. 06-610. 10 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Lam, David, and Leticia Marteleto. 2006. "Stages of the Demographic Transition from a Child's Perspective: Family Size, Cohort Size, and Children's Resources." PSC Research Report No. 06-591. 3 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Duryea, Suzanne, David Lam, and Deborah Levison. 2003. "Effects of Economic Shocks on Children's Employment and Schooling in Brazil." PSC Research Report No. 03-541. 12 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Levison, Deborah, Jasper Hoek, David Lam, and Suzanne Duryea. 2003. "Implications of Intermittent Employment for Child Labor Estimates." PSC Research Report No. 03-539. 10 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Lam, David, and Leticia Marteleto. 2002. "Small Families and Large Cohorts: The Impact of the Demographic Transition on Schooling in Brazil." PSC Research Report No. 02-519. 8 2002. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Kermyt G., Anne Case, and David Lam. "Causes and Consequences of Schooling Outcomes in South Africa: Evidence from Survey Data." PSC Research Report No. 01-490. 10 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Lam, David. "Generating Extreme Inequality: Schooling, Earnings, and Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital in South Africa and Brazil." PSC Research Report No. 99-439. 8 1999. Abstract. PDF.

Lam, David. "Demographic Variables and Income Inequality." PSC Research Report No. 97-385. 4 1997. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Suzanne Duryea. "Effects of Schooling on Fertility, Labor Supply, and Investments in Children, with Evidence from Brazil." PSC Research Report No. 95-351. 11 1995. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Jeffrey A. Miron. "The Effects of the Weather on Fertility in Human Populations." PSC Research Report No. 93-291. 9 1993. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Robert F. Schoeni. "Family Ties and Labor Markets in the United States and Brazil." PSC Research Report No. 93-283. 7 1993. Abstract.

Lam, David, Guilherme Sedlacek, and Suzanne Duryea. "Increases in Women's Education and Fertility Decline in Brazil." PSC Research Report No. 92-255. 9 1992. Abstract.

Lam, David, Jeffrey A. Miron, and Ann Riley. "Modeling Seasonality in Fecundability and Births." PSC Research Report No. 92-244. 7 1992. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Deborah Levison. "Declining Inequality in Schooling in Brazil and Its Effects on Inequality in Earnings." PSC Research Report No. 89-170. 11 1989. Abstract.

Bergstrom, Theodore, and David Lam. "The Effects of Cohort Size on Marriage Markets in Twentieth Century Sweden." PSC Research Report No. 89-171. 11 1989. Abstract.

Lam, David. "Marriage Markets and Assortative Mating with Household Public Goods." PSC Research Report No. 88-120. 6 1988.

Lam, David. "Population Growth, Age Structure, and Age-Specific Productivity: Does a Uniform Age Distribution Minimize Lifetime Wages?" PSC Research Report No. 88-121. 6 1988.

Lam, David, and Jeffrey A. Miron. "The Seasonality of Births in Human Populations." PSC Research Report No. 87-114. 9 1987.

Lam, David, and Deborah Levison. "Age, Experience, and Schooling: Decomposing Earnings Inequality in the U.S. and Brazil." PSC Research Report No. 87-112. 8 1987.

Lam, David. "Lorenz Curves and Inequality Comparisons under Changing Population Composition." PSC Research Report No. 86-92. 4 1986.

Lam, David. "The Dynamics of Population Growth, Differential Fertility, and Inequality." PSC Research Report No. 85-69. 4 1985.

Other Reports

Lam, David. 2006. "The demography of youth in developing countries and its economic implications." World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4022Washington, DC: World Bank, Development Economics. Abstract.

Lam, David, Murray Leibbrandt, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2005. "Labour force withdrawal of the elderly in South Africa." University of Cape Town, Centre for Social Science Research Working Paper 05-118 Abstract.