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Presentations

2013

Ghimire, Dirgha J., Nathalie Williams, Arland Thornton, Linda Young-DeMarco, Prem B. Bhandari. 2013 "Innovation in the Study of International Migrants." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 11-13, New Orleans, LA.

Jennings, Elyse A. 2013. "Predictors of Marital Dissolution in a South Asian Setting." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 11-13, New Orleans, LA.

Subedi, Inku. 2013. "Effect of Migration on Marital Timing and Participation in Spousal Choice." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 11-13, New Orleans, LA.

Thornton, Arland, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Prem B. Bhandari. 2013. "The Reliability and Stability of Measures about People’s Values and Beliefs concerning Family Life and Social Change." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 11-13, New Orleans, LA.

Yabiku, Scott. 2013. "Parental Migration across the Life Course and Children's Schooling in Nepal." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 11-13, New Orleans, LA.

2012

Axinn, William G., Sarah R. Brauner-Otto, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2012. “Parents‘ Emotional Bond and Children‘s Marriage Timing.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 3-5, San Francisco, CA.

Bhandari, Prem B. and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2012. “Agricultural Change and Migration in a Rural Agrarian Setting.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 3-5, San Francisco, CA. Also presented at the Asian Population Association Annual Meeting, August 26-29, Bangkok, Thailand.

Carter, Neil C., Ashton Shortridge, Shawn J. Riley, Binoj Shrestha. 2012. "Using Geospatial Models to Map Local Attitudes, Beliefs, and Perceptions towards a Conflict-prone Predator." Presented at the American Association for Geographers Meeting, February 24-28, New York, NY.

Jennings, Elyse. 2012. "Marital Dissolution in Nepal: The Influence of Spouses‘ Perceptions of Marital Dynamics." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 3-5, San Francisco, CA.

Subedi, Inku. 2012. “Changing Marital and Migration Patterns among Young Adults in Nepal : Opportunity to Examine Effects of Migration on Marriage.” Poster Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 3-5, San Francisco, CA.

Zvoleff, Alex, and Li An. 2012. "Exploring Feedbacks between Demography, Land-use, and Land-cover in a CHANS in the Chitwan Valley, Nepal." Presented at US-IALE Symposium, April 8-12, Newport, RI.

2011

Allendorf, Keera and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2011. “Dimensions and Determinants of Marital Quality in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 2, Washington, D.C.

Bhandari, Prem, Nicole Kirgis, Dirgha J. Ghimire and William G Axinn. 2011. "Paradata and Data Quality: Interview Environment, Interviewer Characteristics and Data Quality - Analysis from the Chitwan Valley Family Study in Nepal." Presented at the Eighth International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI 2011), March 24-26, City University, London, England.

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya. 2011. “Remittance Motives among Nepalese Migrants.” Presented at the 3rd Annual Graduate Conference on Democracy and Governance, March 25-26, University of Connecticut, CT.

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya and Douglas S. Massey. 2011.“Individual Decisions to Migrate During Civil Conflict.” Presented at the Notestein Seminar, February 22, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2011. "The Effect of Flora Quality on Fertility Behavior." Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Demographic Association, October 19-21, Tallahassee, FL.

Carter, Neil C. 2011. "Acceptance Capacity for Tigers in Nepal: Implications for Conservation of Predators in Human-dominated Landscapes." Presented at the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, October 28-30, St. Paul, MN.

Carter, Neil C., Andreas Viña, Jianguo Liu, Dharma Dangol, Binoj Shrestha. 2011. "Impacts of Decentralized Natural Resource Management on Wildlife Habitat around a Protected Area in Nepal." Presented at International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, June 3-8, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Carter, Neil C., Jianguo Liu, and Henry Campa. 2011. "Impacts of Community-based Natural Resource Management on Large Vertebrate Habitat with Implications on Landscape Scale Conservation in Nepal." Presented at the International Congress for Conservation Biology, December 5-9, Auckland, New Zealand.

Carter, Neil C., Jianguo Liu, Shawn .J. Riley, Henry Campa, and Ashton Shortridge. 2011. "Integrating Natural and Human Dimensions to Advance Tiger Conservation." Presented at the 96th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 7-12, Austin, TX.

Carter, Neil C., Jianguo Liu, Shawn J. Riley, Henry Campa, and Ashton Shortridge. 2011. "Coupled Human and Natural Systems Approach to Tiger Conservation." Poster presented at American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, February 17-21, Washington, DC.

Dangol, Dharma Raj. 2011. "Flora Change in Space and Time: Evidence from Western Chtiwan, Nepal." Presented at the International Development and Cooperation (IDEC) Asia Seminar, October 5, Hiroshima, Japan.

Jennings, Elyse and Jennifer Barber. 2011. “The Influence of Individual and Neighbor Attitudes on Progression to Higher Parity Birth.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 2, Washington, D.C.

Kasu, Bishal. 2011. "The Relationship between Environmental Quality and Household Fertility Behavior in the Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal." Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Demographic Association, October 19-21, Tallahassee, FL.

McKendry-Smith, Emily. 2011. "Religious 'Nones' in Nepal." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, October 28-30, Milwaukee, WI.

Mitchell, Colter. 2011. “Whose Will Dominates? Individual, Family and Community Influences on Participation in Spouse Selection” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, NV. Also presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 14-17, 2010, Dallas, TX.

Pearce, Lisa D., Shradha Shrestha, and Taylor Hargrove. 2011. "When Nature Becomes Disenchanted: The Role of Ideational Change in Models of Environmental Degradation." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 2, Washington, D.C.

Subedi, Inku. 2011. "Does Husband-Wife Fertility Preference Matter?: Couples’ Fertility Preference and its Effect on Subsequent Male- vs. Female-based Contraceptive Use." Presented at the 2011 Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Williams, Nathalie E. 2011. "Migration During Armed Conflict: A Risks, Resources, and Responses Framework" Presented at the Jackson School of International Studies, November 8, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Williams, Nathalie E. 2011. “The Social Science of Migration During Armed Conflict: A Risks, Resources, and Responses Framework.” Presented at the California Center for Population Research, University of California, February 23, Los Angeles, CA.

Williams, Nathalie, Arland Thornton, Dirga J. Ghimire, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Mansoor Moaddel. 2011. “Nepali Migrants to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Values, Behaviors, and Plans.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 2, Washington, D.C. Also presented at Georgetown University of Qatar, October 2010, Doha, Qatar.

Williams, Nathalie E., Arland Thornton, and Linda Young-DeMarco. 2011. “Migrants and Their Values: How are They Different and how do They Change?” Presented at INTEGRATION: Institutional and Life-Course Perspectives on Migration, University of Bremen, January 20, Bremen Germany.

Yabiku, Scott T. 2011. "School Characteristics and the Transition to Marriage in Chitwan, Nepal." Paper presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 2, Washington, D.C.

Zvoleff, Alex, and Li An. 2011. "The ChitwanABM: Modeling Population-Environment Interactions and their Implications in the Chitwan Valley, Nepal." Presented at SDSU 2011 Student Research Symposium, March 5, San Diego, CA.

Zvoleff, Alex, and Li An. 2011. " Modeling Human-Environment Interactions and their Ecological Implications in the Chitwan Valley, Nepal." Presented at the 2011 AAAS Conference, February, Washington D.C.

Zvoleff, Alex, and Li An. 2011. "Remote Sensing of Aboveground Woody Biomass Resources in the Western Chitwan Valley, Nepal." Presented at the 2011 US-IALE Symposium, April, Portland, OR.

2010

Bhandari, Prem B. and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2010. “Demographic Impact of Agricultural Technology Use in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 15-17, Dallas, TX.

Bhandari, Prem B. and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2010. "Farm Technology Use and Fertility Transition in an Agrarian Setting of Nepal." Presented at the First Asian Population Association Annual Meetings, November 16-20, New Delhi, India.

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya and Douglas S. Massey. 2011."Individual Decisions to Migrate During Civil Conflict." Presented at the Notestein Seminar, February 22, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Also presented at the Multinational Conference on Migration and Migration Policy, February 18-20, 2010, Maastricht, Netherlands. Also presented at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association, August 7-10, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya 2010. "Migration and Remittance Motives among Nepalese Migrants." Presentated at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association (ASA), August 14-16, Atlanta, GA. Also presentated at the Multinational Conference on Migration and Migration Policy, February 19-20, Maastricht, Netherlands. Also presented at the Center for Migration and Development Fall 2009 Working Paper Series, December 16, Princeton, NJ.

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya and Douglas S. Massey. 2010. “Environmental Degradation and Out-Migration: New Evidence from Nepal.” Presented at the European Population Conference, September 1-4, Vienna, Austria. Also presented at the Princeton Research Symposium (PRS), December 5, 2009, Princeton, NJ.

Brauner-Otto, Sarah H. and Lisa Pearce. 2010. “Intergenerational Religious Influences and the Timing of First Marriage.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 15-17, Dallas, TX.

Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2010. “Women’s Changing Behaviors and Place in Nepalese Society and Family.” Presented at the Mississippi University for Women's International Series, September, Columbus, MS.

Carter, Neil C., Shawn J. Riley, and Jianguo Liu. 2010. "Local Acceptance Capacity towards Tigers." Presented at the 71st Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, December 12-15, Minneapolis, MN.

Carter, Neil C., Andreas Viña, Jianguo Liu, Dharma Dangol, and Binoj Shrestha. 2010. "Evaluating the Impacts of Community Forests on Vegetation at Chitwan National Park, Nepal. " Presented at Global Land Project Open Science Meeting, October 16-19, Tempe, AZ.

Dangol, Dharma R. 2010. “Investigation Methods: Flora Research”. Presented on the International Day for Biological Diversity Celebration and Launching of Rampur Ghole Baseline Study, May 22, Rampur, Nepal.

Dangol, Dharma R. 2010. “Overview of Data IV - Environmental Measures: Flora Research." Presented at Training on Research Methods and Data Analysis, May 16-20, Fulbari, Nepal.

Jennings, Elyse, Willam G. Axinn, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2010. “The Effect of Parent Attitudes on Marriage Timing of Sons in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 15-17, Dallas, TX.

Ji, Yingchun. 2010. "The Role of Education in Marriage Formation: An In-depth Investigation of the Economic and Ideational Features of Education's Influence." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 14-17, Atlanta, GA.

McKendry-Smith, Emily. 2010. “Religious Salience, Education, and Spousal Choice in Nepal.” Presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Baltimore, MD.

Pradhan, Meeta S. 2010. “Keeping Girls in School and Delaying Early Marriage in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Reference Bureau Workshop, April 13-14, Dallas, TX.

Pradhan, Meeta S. 2010. “Who Participates? The ‘Penalty’ of Caste and Ethnicity on Participation in Community Group Programs in Nepal.”  Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 15-17, Dallas, TX.

Shrestha, Binoj Kumar, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Prem Bhandari and Dharma R. Dangol. 2010. “Are Community Forests Maintaining the Diversity or Just Protecting the Trees, Evidence from Barandabhar Buffer Zone Community Forests, Chitwan, Nepal?” Presented at the International Conference on Biodiversity, Livelihood and Climate Change in the Himalayas, December 12-14, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Thornton, Arland. 2010. “Developmental Idealism and Worldwide Family and Demographic Change.” Presented at Social and Economic Survey Research Institute, University of Qatar, January 13, Doha, Qatar.

Thornton, Arland, Georgia Binstock, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Arjan Gjonca,  Attila Melegh, Colter Mitchell, Mansoor Moaddel, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda C. Young-DeMarco, and Kathryn Yount. 2010. “Knowledge and Beliefs of Ordinary People about Developmental Hierarchies.” Presented at the Asian Population Association Conference, November 16 – 20 New Delhi, India. Also presented at the Symposium on the Globalization of Modernization Theory: Clashes of Modernities and Moralities, University of Michigan, June 9-10, 2010, Ann Arbor, MI.

Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Kathryn Yount, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Yu Xie. 2010. “International Fertility Change: New Data and Insights from the Developmental Idealism Framework.” Presented at the Asian Population Association Conference, November 16 – 20, New Dehli, India. Also presented at the European Population Conference, September 1 – 4, Vienna, Austria. Also presented at the Demographic Research Institute, August, Budapest, Hungary. Also presented at the Population Association of America meetings, April 15 – 17, Dallas, TX.

Williams, Nathalie. 2010. “Armed Conflict, Mass Media, and Migration: A Micro-Level Social Demographic Approach.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 15-17, Dallas, TX.

Williams, Nathalie. 2010. “Migration During Armed Conflict: Who Stays, Who Leaves, and Why Does it Matter?” Presented at the Carolina Population Center, April 23, University of North Carolina.

Zvoleff, Alex. 2010. “Biomass Resources and Population Change in the Western Chitwan Valley, Nepal.” Presented at the US-IALE Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Symposium, April 8, Athens, GA.

Zvoleff, Alex and Li An. 2010. "Connecting Micro-scale Fertility Decision-making with Macro-scale LULC in the Chitwan Valley, Nepal Using an Agent-based Model." Presented at Global Land Project Open Science Meeting, October 18, Tempe, AZ.

2009

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya 2009. “Migration and Remittance Motives among Nepalese Migrants.” Presentated at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association (ASA), August 14-16, Atlanta, GA. Also presentated at the Multinational Conference on Migration and Migration Policy, February 19-20, Maastricht, Netherlands. Also presented at the Center for Migration and Development Fall 2009 Working Paper Series, December 16, Princeton, NJ.

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya. 2009. "Variations in Individual Decisions to Migrate during Civil Conflict.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 29-May 2, Detroit, MI.

Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2009. “Schools, Schooling, and Children’s Support of Their Aging Parents.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 30-May 2, Detroit, MI.

Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2009. “School Quality, The Spread of New Ideas, and Transitions in Childbearing Behavior.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 30-May 2, Detroit, MI.

Ghimire, Dirgha J. and William G. Axinn. 2009. "Population and Biodiversity in a Natural Resources-Dependent Community." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 30-May 2, Detroit, MI.

Hargrove, Taylor W. and Lisa D. Pearce. 2009. “Attitudes and Behavior: Early Life Course Social and Environment Determinants of Household Fission in the Chitwan Valley Region of Nepal.” Presented at the Carolina Population Center Annual Summer Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC; and at the Southern Demographic Association Annual Conference, Galveston, TX.

Ji, Yingchun. 2009. “How Economic and Ideational Factors Interact to Shape Marriage Timing in Nepal: A Reasonable Choice Approach.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, April 30-May 2, Detroit, MI.

Link, Cynthia F. 2009. “Daughters-In-Law and Mothers-In-Law: Determinants of Relationship Happiness.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 30-May 2, Detroit, MI.

McKendry-Smith, Emily. 2009. “Om Shanti and Women’s Family Relationships in Nepal.” Presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Denver, CO.

McKendry-Smith, Emily. 2009. "Public Puja, Private Ashram: The Brahma Kumaris and Public/Private Religion in Nepal." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, October, Denver, CO.

Pearce, Lisa D., Axinn, William G. Axinn, and Indra Chaudhary. 2009. “Elaborating Links between Population Dynamics and Environmental Consumption through a Mixed Method Approach.” Presented at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, May, Beijing, China.

Pienta, Amy and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2009. “Neighborhood Context over the Life Course and Health in Later Life.” Presented at the Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America,  Atlanta, GA.

Piotrowski, Martin. 2009. “Mass Media and Rural Out-Migration in the Context of Social Change: Evidence from Rural Nepal.” International Migration. Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 30-May 2, Detroit, MI.

Thornton, Arland. 2009 “Creating Questions and Protocols for an International Study of Ideas about Development, Demographic Behavior, and Family Life.” Presented at the Meetings of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, September 27-October 2, Marrakech, Morocco.

Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Kathryn Yount, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Yu Xie. 2009. "International Fertility Change: Insights from the Developmental Idealism Framework." Paper presented at the "Special Interdisciplinary Workshop on Fertility Declines in the Past, Present and Future: What we Don't Know and what we Need to Know", sponsored by the British Society for Population Studies and Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, July 15-17, Cambridge, England.

Williams, Nathalie. 2009. “Betting on Life and Livelihoods: The Role of Employment and Assets in the Decision to Migrate During Armed Conflict.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, April 30-May 2. Detroit, MI.

Zvoleff, Alex. 2009. “An Agent-Based Model for the Western Chitwan Valley, Nepal.” Presented at the SDSU Student Research Symposium, February 27-28, San Diego, CA.

Zvoleff, Alex. 2009. “Impacts of Climate Change in the Western Chitwan Valley, Nepal.” Presented at the US-IALE Symposium, April 12-16, Snowbird, UT.

Zvoleff, Alex and Li An. 2009. “Exploring Land Use Change in Southern Nepal Using an Agent-Based Model.” Presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, March 22-27, Las Vegas, NV.

2008

Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2008. “School Quality, Attitudes about the Family, and Contraceptive Use in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Studies Center Brown Bag Seminar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2008. “Social Context, The Spread of New Ideas, and Individual Behavior: School Quality, Attitudes about the Family, and Contraceptive Use in Nepal.” Presented at the Carolina Population Center Seminar, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC.

Dangol, Dharma R. 2008. “Botanical Data from Chitwan, Nepal.” Presented at the Research and Training Coordination Workshop, Partnerships for International Research and Education: Collaborative Research and Training in Social Context, Population Processes, and Environmental Change. University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Arizona State University, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, San Diego State University, August 11-15, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Dangol, Dharma R. and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2008. “Reciprocal Relation Between Population and Environment: Innovations on Flora Data Collection” Presented at The Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, November 10-12, Lalitpur, Nepal.

Dangol, Dharma R. and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2008. “The Use of Plant Resources of Western Chitwan” Presented at The Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology. November 10-12, Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur, Nepal.

Eckerman, Jennifer and Sarah R. Brauner-Otto. 2008. “Social and Economic Context, Gender, and Care for the Elderly in Nepal.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, April 17-19, New Orleans, LA.

Emens, Amie. 2008. “Perceived Fertility Regulation Costs and Contraceptive Use in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 17-19, New Orleans, LA.

Ghimire, Dirgha J. and William G. Axinn. 2008. “Social Change, Community Context, Wives and Husbands’ Experiences and Domestic Violence Against Wives.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 17-19, New Orleans, LA.

Macht (Link), Cynthia F. 2008. “Spousal Emotional Nucleation and Fertility Limitation.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 17-19, New Orleans, LA.

Pradhan, Meeta. 2008. “The Relationship Between Participation in Community Groups and Attitudes about Marriage and Gender Roles.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, April 17-19, New Orleans, LA.

Thornton, Arland. 2008 “Developmental Idealism and Worldwide Family Change.” Presented at the Max Planck Institute, June 23, Rostock, Germany. Also presented at Renmin University, October 15, 2007, Beijing, China. Also presented at the Vienna Institute of Demography Colloquium, June 13, 2007, Vienna, Austria.

Thornton, Arland. 2008. “Ideational Perspectives on International Family Change.” Presented at the University of Tehran and Population Association of Iran, December 27, Tehran, Iran.

Thornton, Arland. 2008. "The Measurement and Prevalence of Developmental Thinking about Societies and Families.” Presented at the University of Illinois Department of Sociology Seminar Series, September 28, Urbana, IL.

Thornton, Arland, Alexandra Achen, Jennifer S. Barber, Georgina Binstock, Wade M. Garrison, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Wang Guangzhou, Ronald Inglehart, Rukmalie Jayakody, Yang Jiang, Julie de Jong, Katherine King, Ron J. Lesthaeghe, Sohair Mehenna, Colter Mitchell, Mansoor Moaddel, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Norbert Schwarz, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda C. Young-DeMarco, and Kathryn Yount. 2008. “Process and Method for Creating Questions and Protocols for an International Study of Developmental Idealism, Developmental Thinking, and Family Life.” Presented at the International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (EMC), June 25-28, Berlin, Germany.

Williams, Nathalie. 2008. “Armed Conflict, Psycho-Social Support, and Migration.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 17-19, New Orleans, LA.

Williams, Nathalie. 2008. “Conflict, Community Services, and Migration.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 17-19, New Orleans, LA.

Williams, Nathalie. 2008. “Employment Assets, and Migration During Armed Conflict.”  Presented at the Households in Conflict Network Annual Workshop, December 5-6, Yale University.

Williams, Nathalie and Meeta S. Pradhan. 2008. “Political Conflict and Migration: How Has Violence and Political Instability Affected Migration Patterns in Nepal?”  Presented at the Himalayan Policy Research Conference, October 16, Madison, WI.

2007

Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2007. “Health Services, Childbearing Beliefs, and Sterilization.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 29-31, New York, NY.

Dangol, Dharma R. 2007. “Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Plants in Western Chitwan, Nepal” Presented at the National Seminar on Sustainable Use of Biological Resources, April 22-23, Pokhara, Nepal.

Thornton, Arland. 2007. "The Developmental Paradigm, Reading History Sideways, and Family Change." Presented at the University of Michigan Developmental Psychology Department, March 12, Ann Arbor, MI.

Williams, Nathalie. 2007. “Political Conflict and Migration: Impact of the Maoist Insurrection on Migration Behavior in Nepal.”  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, March 29-31, New York, NY.

Williams, Nathalie. 2007. “Conflict, Psycho-Social Support, and Migration.” Presented at An Unsettled Future? Forced Migration and Refugee Studies in the 21st Century, December 7-8, Refugee Studies Center, University of Oxford, UK.

2006

Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2006. “Comparison of Alternative Propensity Score Approaches for Causal Inference from Observational Data.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 30-April 1, Los Angeles, CA.

de Jong, Julie, Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Arland Thornton. 2006. “The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marriage: Evidence from Nepal.” Presented at Population Association of American Annual Meeting, March 30-April 1, Los Angeles, CA.

Ghimire, Dirgha J. and Lynette Hoelter. 2006. “Social Change, Community Context, Land Use, and First Birth Timing in an Agricultural Setting.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 30-April 1, Los Angeles, CA.

Massey, Douglas S., William G. Axinn, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2006. “Environmental Change and Out-Migration: Evidence from Nepal.” Presented at the Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, January 8-12, Merida, Mexico.

Sutherland, E. 2006. “Natural Resource Responsibility and Seasonal Patterns in Contraceptive Behavior: Evidence from Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 2, Los Angeles, CA.

Thornton, Arland. 2006. “The Developmental Paradigm, Reading History Sideways, and Family Myths.” Presented at the Emory University MARIAL Center, December 6, Atlanta, GA.

Thornton, Arland, Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Colter Mitchell. 2006. “The Measurement and Prevalence of Developmental Thinking about the Family: Evidence from Nepal.” Presented at the European Population Conference, June 21-24, Liverpool , UK. Also presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 2, 2005, Philadelphia , PA.

Williams, Nathalie. 2006. “Education, Gender, and Migration in Rural Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 1, Los Angeles, CA.

Yabiku, Scott T. and Sarah Gore-Hoefke. 2006. “Social Change and the Relationships between Education and Employment.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 30-April 1, Los Angeles, CA.

2005

Bhandari, Prem and Sundar S. Shrestha. 2005. “Family Labor Availability, Technology Use in Crop Production and Individuals’ Attitudes Toward Contraceptive Use in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 2, Philadelphia, PA.

Bhandari, Prem and Sundar S. Shrestha. 2005. “Labor Availability, Agricultural Technology Use and Contraceptive Attitudes in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 2, Philadelphia, PA.

Shrestha, Sundar S. and Prem Bhandari. 2005. “Environmental Security and Labor Migration in Nepal.” Presented at the 25th International Population Conference of the IUSSP, July 18-23, Tours, France.

Shrestha, Sundar S., Prem Bhandari, and Paban S. Shrestha. 2005. “Spousal Communication and Attitudes Towards and Practice of Contraception in Nepal: A Gender Comparison.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting. March 31-April 2, Philadelphia, PA.

Sutherland, E. 2005. “Accessibility of Family Planning Services and Contraceptive Behavior in Limited Mobility Populations in the Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31- April 2, Philadelphia, PA.

Sutherland, E. 2005. “Accessibility of Family Planning Services and Contraceptive Use Dynamics Among Women with High Natural Resource Responsibilities in the Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal.” Presented at the Meeting of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, July 18-23, Tours, France.

2004

Bhandari, Prem. 2004. “More Hands or More Inputs? Relationship between Population and Agriculture in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Reference Bureau Workshop, March 31, Boston, MA.

Bhandari, Prem and Sundar S. Shrestha. 2004. “Mass Media, Gender, and Contraception in Nepal.” Presented at the Southern Demographic Association Annual Meeting, October 14-16, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Bhandari, Prem, Sundar S. Shrestha, and N. Chhetri. 2004. "Child Labor and Forest Resource Collection: Variation in Individual Fertility Preferences in Nepal." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 1-3, Boston, MA.

Brauner, Sarah, William G. Axinn, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2004. “Social Change, Health Services, and Fertility Transition.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, August 14-17, San Francisco, CA.

Ghimire, Dirgha J. 2004. “The Social Context of First Birth Timing in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 1-3, Boston, MA.

Shrestha, Sundar S. and Prem Bhandari. 2004. “Cost of Children, Gender, Household Economic Structure and Individual Fertility Preferences.” Presented at the Southern Demographic Association Annual Meeting, October 14-16, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Thornton, Arland. 2004. “Developmental Idealism and Family Change.” Presented at The Pennsylvania State University, October 26, PA.

Yabiku, Scott T. 2004. "Land Use and Marriage Timing." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, April 1-3, Boston, MA.

2003

Bhandari, Prem. 2003. “Relative Deprivation and Migration in an Agricultural Setting of Chitwan Valley, Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 1-3, Minneapolis, MN.

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya. 2003. "Impact of Micro-credit on Women’s Empowerment in Nepal," Presentation at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), March 14, Salt Lake City, UT.

Dangol, Dhama R. 2003. “Economic Uses of Common Land Plant Resources in Western Chitwan, Nepal.” Presented at the International Conference on Himalayan Biodiversity, February 26-28, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Pearce, Lisa D., William G. Axinn, and Indra Chuadary. 2003. "Turning Influential Data Points into Ethnographic Informants: Elaborating Links between Population Dynamics and Environmental Consumption." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, May 1-3, Minneapolis, MN.

Robinson, Keith D. 2003. “The Influence of Attitudes toward Contraception on the Adoption of Permanent Methods to End Childbearing.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 1-3, Minneapolis, MN.

Yabiku, Scott T. 2003. “Neighbors or Neighborhoods? Effects on Marriage Timing in Nepal.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 1-3, Minneapolis, MN.

2002

Axinn, William G. and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2002. "Population and Environment: The Impact of Fertility on Land Use in an Agricultural Society." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 9-11, Atlanta, GA. 

Axinn, William G. and Jennifer S. Barber. 2002. "Population and Land Use: A Sociological Perspective." Presented at the Human Actions and Land Use/Land Cover Change Conference, East-West Center, University of Hawaii, January 2-9, Honolulu, HA.  

Barber, Jennifer S., Susan Murphy, and Natalya Verbitsky. 2002. "Adjusting for Time-Varying Confounding in Survival Analysis." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association of America, August 16-19, Chicago, IL.

Bhandari, Prem. 2002. "Determinants of Individual Attitudes Toward Contraceptive Use in an Agricultural Society." Presented at the Eighth Annual College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate and Undergraduate Research Exhibition, March 20-21, The Pennsylvania State University, PA.

Dhital, Purandhar, Joan S. Thomson and Constance A. Flanagan. 2002. "Educational Participation of Early Adolescents, Chitwan, Nepal." Presented at the Social Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Shrestha, Sundar S. and Sujan L. Shrestha. 2002. "Migration and Collection of Continuous Data on Demographic Events." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, May 9-11, Atlanta, GA.

Yabiku, Scott, William G. Axinn, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2002. “School Quality and Marriage Timing.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, May 9-11, Atlanta, GA.

2001

Dhital, Purandhar, Joan S. Thomson, and Constance A. Flanagan. 2001. “Extra-parental Education and Educational Participation of Primary School Age Children, Chitwan, Nepal.” Presented at the AIAEE conference, April 4-7, Baton Rouge, LA.

Dhital, Purandhar, Joan S. Thomson and Constance A. Flanagan. 2001. "Extended Household Education and Educational Participation of Primary School Age Children, Chitwan, Nepal." Presented at 17th Annual Graduate Research Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, PA.

Ghimire, Dirgha J., William G. Axinn and Arland Thornton. 2001. "Effects of Premarital Non-Family Experiences on Participation in Spouse Selection in an Arranged Marriage Society." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 29-31, Washington, D.C. 

Pearce, Lisa D. 2001. "Religion's Role in Shaping Childbearing Preferences: The Impact of Hinduism and Buddhism." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 29-31, Washington D.C.

Yabiku, Scott. 2001. "Marriage Timing and Social Change in Nepal." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 29-31, Washington D.C. 

Yabiku, Scott. 2001. “Non-family Experiences and Marriage in a Setting of Rapid Social Change.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 29-31, Washington, D.C.

2000

Axinn, William G., Jennifer S. Barber, and Ann E. Biddlecom. 2000. "Social Change, Household Size and Environmental Consumption." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 23-25, Los Angeles, CA. 

Barber, Jennifer S., Ann E. Biddlecom, and William G. Axinn. 2000. “Neighborhood Change and Environmental Quality.” Presented at the American Sociological Association of America Annual Meeting, August 12-16, Washington, DC.

Barber, Jennifer S., Lisa D. Pearce, Indra Chaudhury, and Susan Gurung. 2000. "Voluntary Associations and Fertility Limitation." Presented at the American Sociological Association of America Annual Meeting, August 12-16, Washington, D.C.

Biddlecom, Ann E., William G. Axinn and Jennifer S. Barber. 2000. "Environmental Effects on Reproductive Preferences: A Case Study in Nepal." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 23-25, Los Angeles, CA. 

Gajurel, Kishor, L. Jensen and C. S. Stokes. 2000. "Landholding and Fertility Motives: The Case of Nepal." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 23-25, Los Angeles, CA. 

Pienta, Amy M., Jennifer S. Barber and William G. Axinn. 2000. "Social Change and Living Arrangements Among the Elderly." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, March 23-25, Los Angeles, CA. 

1999

Axinn, William G. and Jennifer S. Barber. 1999. "The Spread of Mass Education and Fertility Limitation." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 25-27, New York, NY. 

Axinn, William G., and Scott Yabiku. 1999. “Community Change, the Social Organization of Families and Fertility Limitation.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 25-27, New York, NY.

Barber, Jennifer S. 1999. "Communities and Attitudes: The Influence of Nonfamily Institutions and Experiences on Dispositions Toward Marriage." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Associations, August 6-10, Chicago, IL.

Gajurel, Kishor. 1999. “Women and Family Size Norm: Do Women's Participation in Non-formal Institutions Limit Desire for Children?” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 25-27, New York, NY.

1998

Gajurel, Kishor and Stephen Matthews. 1998. "Family Planning Service Availability in Nepal: The Case of Chitwan District." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2-4, Chicago, IL. 

Gajurel, Kishor and Stephen Matthews. 1998. "The Spatial and Temporal Variation of Family Planning Service in Chitwan District, Nepal." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2-4, Chicago, IL. 

1997

Oladosu, Muyiwa. 1997. "The Role of Men in Household Decision Making, Reproduction and Family Planning: A Study of the Gurungs in Chitwan Nepal." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 27-29, Washington D.C. 

Richter, Kerry and Netra Chhetri. 1997. “Issues and Strategies for Understanding Population and Ecology Inter-linkages in Western Chitwan.” Presented at the International Conference held at the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, March 17-21, Rampur, Nepal.

1996

Axinn, William G., Jennifer S. Barber and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 1996. "The Neighborhood History Calendar: A Data Collection Method Designed for Dynamic Multilevel Modeling." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 9-11, New Orleans, LA.

1995

Barber, Jennifer S., Ganesh P. Shivakoti, William G. Axinn and Kishor Gajurel. 1995. "Sampling Strategies for Less Developed Countries: A Detailed Example from Rural Nepal." Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 6-8, San Francisco, CA.