David Lam

Professor, Department of Economics
Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

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Address: Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106
Phone: 734-763-3798
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Publications

  • Lam, David A. 1984. The Variance of Population Characteristics in Stable Populations, with Applications to the Distribution of Income. Population Studies 38(1):117-27.  
  • Lam, David A. 1986. The Dynamics of Population Growth, Differential Fertility, and Inequality. American Economic Review 76(5):1103-16.  
  • Lam, David A. 1987. Distribution Issues in the Relationship between Population Growth and Economic Development. Population Growth and Economic Development: Issues and Evidence
  • Lam, David A. 1988. Lorenz Curves, Inequality, and Social Welfare under Changing Population Composition. Journal of Policy Modeling 10(1):141-62.  
  • Lam, David A. 1988. Marriage Markets and Assortative Mating with Household Public Goods: Theoretical Results and Empirical Implications. Journal of Human Resources 23(4):462-87.  
  • Lam, David A, Bergstrom, Theodore . 1989. Recovering Event Histories by Cubic Spline Interpolation. Mathematical Population Studies 1(4):327-55.  
  • Lam, David A. 1989. Population Growth, Age Structure, and Age-Specific Productivity. Journal of Population Economics 2(3):189-210.  
  • Lam, David A, Levison, Deborah . 1990. Idade, Experiencia, Escolaridade e Diferenciais de Renda: Estados Unidos e Brasil. Pesquisa e Planejamento Economico 20:219-56.  
  • Lam, David A, Miron, Jeffrey A. 1991. Temperature and the Seasonality of Births. Temperature and Environmental Effects on the Testis
  • Lam, David A, Miron, Jeffrey A. 1991. Seasonality of Births in Human Populations. Social Biology 38(1-2):51-78.  
  • Lam, David A, Levison, Deborah . 1991. Declining Inequality in Schooling in Brazil and Its Effects on Inequality in Earnings. Journal of Development Economics 37(1-2):199-225.  
  • Lam, David A, Levison, Deborah . 1992. Age, Experience, and Schooling: Decomposing Earnings Inequality in the United States and Brazil. Sociological Inquiry 62(2):218-45.  
  • Lam, David A. 1993. Comment on Preston and Campbell's “Differential Fertility and the Distribution of Traits”. American Journal of Sociology 98(5):1033-1039.  
  • Lam, David A, Miron, Jeffrey A, Riley, Ann . 1994. Modeling Seasonality in Fecundability, Conceptions, and Births. Demography 31(2):321-46.  
  • Lam, David A, Miron, Jeffrey A. 1994. Global Patterns of Seasonal Variation in Human Fertility. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 709:9-28.  
  • Lam, David A, Bergstrom, Theodore . 1994. The Effects of Cohort Size on Marriage-Markets in Twentieth-Century Sweden. The Family, the Market, and the State in Ageing Societies
  • Lam, David A, Miron, Jeffrey A. 1996. The Effect of Temperature on Human Fertility. Demography 33(3):291-305.  
  • Lam, David A. 1997. Demographic Variables and Income Inequality. Handbook of Population and Family Economics
  • Lam, David A, Knodel, John E., Anh, Truong Si, Friedman, Jed . 1998. Family Size and Children's Education in Vietnam. Demography 35(1):57-70.  
  • Lam, David A, Duryea, Suzanne . 1999. Effects of Schooling on Fertility, Labor Supply, and Investments in Children, with Evidence from Brazil. Journal of Human Resources 34(1):160-192.  
  • Lam, David A, Anderson, Kermyt G, Kaplan, Hillard , Lancaster, Jane B. 1999. Paternal Care by Genetic Fathers and Stepfathers II: Reports by Xhosa High School Students. Evolution and Human Behavior 20(6):433-451.  
  • Lam, David A. 2001. Income Distribution: Demographic Aspects. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Lam, David A, Anderson, Kermyt G, Case, A . 2001. Causes and consequences of schooling outcomes in South Africa: Evidence from survey data. Social Dynamics 27(1):37-59.  
  • Lam, David A. 2002. Gary S. Becker. The Encyclopedia of Population.
  • Lam, David A. 2003. Evolutionary Biology and Rational Choice in Models of Fertility. Offspring: Human Fertility Behavior in Biodemographic Perspective
  • Lam, David A, Leibbrandt, Murray, Levinsohn, James A., Ardington, C . 2004. Savings, insurance and debt over the post-apartheid period: A review of recent research. South African Journal of Economics 72(3):604-640.  
  • Lam, David A, Duryea, Suzanne , Hoek, Jasper , Levison, Deborah . 2005. Dynamics of Child Labor: Labor Force Entry and Exit in Urban Brazil. Eradicating Child Labor in Latin America in the 90s: The Promise of Demand Side Interventions :69-86.  
  • Lam, David A, Marteleto, Leticia Junqueira. 2005. Small families and large cohorts : the impact of the demographic transition on schooling in Brazil. The changing transitions to adulthood in developing countries: selected studies
  • Lam, David A, Leibbrandt, Murray, Ardington, Cally , Welch, Matthew . 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.
  • Lam, David A, Leibbrandt, Murray, Ranchhod, Vimal. 2006. Labor Force Withdrawal of the Elderly in South Africa. Advancing the Research Agenda on Aging in Africa
  • Lam, David A, Marteleto, Leticia Junqueira. 2006. A Escolaridade das Crianças Brasileiras durante a Transicão Demográfica: Aumento no Tamanho da Coorte versus Diminuicão no Tamanho da Família. Pesquisa e Planejamento Economico 36(2):319-341.  
  • Lam, David A, Duryea, Suzanne , Levison, Deborah . 2007. Effects of Economic Shocks on Children's Employment and Schooling in Brazil. Journal of Development Economics 84(1):188-214.   PMCID: PMC2094529.
  • Lam, David A. . The Demography and Economics of the World's `Youth Bulge'. Development Outreach
  • Lam, David A, Leibbrandt, Murray, Dinkelman, Taryn . . Household and community income, economic shocks and risky sexual behavior of young adults: Evidence from the Cape Area Panel Study 2002 and 2005. AIDS  PMCID: PMC2538362.
  • Lam, David A, Levison, Deborah , Hoek, Jasper , Duryea, Suzanne . 2007. Intermittent child employment and its implications for estimates of child labour. International Labour Review 146(3-4):217-251.   PMCID: PMC2546602.
  • Lam, David A, Leibbrandt, Murray, Dinkelman, Taryn . 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.
  • Lam, David A, Marteleto, Leticia Junqueira. 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.
  • Lam, David A, Marteleto, Leticia Junqueira, Ranchhod, Vimal. 2008. Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy, and Schooling Among Young People in Urban South Africa. Studies in Family Planning 39(4):351-368.   PMCID: PMC2792879.
  • Lam, David A, Hoek, Jasper , Duryea, Suzanne , Levison, Deborah . 2009. Dynamics of Child Labor: Labor-Force Entry and Exit in Urban Brazil. Child labor and education in Latin America: an economic perspective
  • Lam, David A, Leibbrandt, Murray, Mlatsheni, C . 2009. Education and youth unemployment in South Africa. Labor Markets and Economic Development 73:90-109.  
  • Lam, David A, Knodel, John E., Williams, Nathalie . 2010. HIV/AIDS and Older Persons: Shifting the Focus From the Infected to the Affected. Research on Aging 32(1):3-18.  
  • Lam, David A, Leibbrandt, Murray, Ardington, Cally , Case, Anne , Islam, Mahnaz , Menendez, Alicia , Olgiati, Analia . 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.
  • Lam, David A, Leibbrandt, Murray, Ardington, Cally . 2011. Schooling as a lottery: Racial differences in school advancement in urban South Africa. Journal of Development Economics 95(2):121-136.   PMCID: PMC3076682.
  • Lam, David A. 2011. How the World Survived the Population Bomb: Lessons From 50 Years of Extraordinary Demographic History. Demography 48(4):1231-1262.   PMCID: PMC3777609.
  • Lam, David A, Meier, A , McCaa, R . 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.  
  • Lam, David A, Marteleto, Leticia Junqueira, Ranchhod, Vimal. 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.
  • Lam, David A. 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.  
  • Lam, David A. 2013. Population Growth Alternative Perspective. Global Problems, Smart Solutions: Costs and Benefits :588-596.  
  • Lam, David A, Branson, Nicola , Hofmeyr, Clare . 2014. Progress through school and the determinants of school dropout in South Africa. Development Southern Africa 31(1):106-126.  
  • Lam, David A. 2014. Youth bulges and youth unemployment. IZA World of Labor 26
  • Lam, David A, Sedlacek, Guilherme , Duryea, Suzanne . 2016. Increase in women's education and fertility decline in Brazil. Anais do VIII Encontro Nacional de Estudos Populacionais 1:89-118.  
  • Lam, David A, Leibbrandt, Murray, Schiel, Reinhard . 2016. Assessing the Impact of Social Grants on Inequality: A South African Case Study. Contemporary Issues in Development Economics :112-135.  
  • Lam, David A, Schoeni, Bob. 1993. Effects of family background on earnings and returns to schooling: evidence from Brazil. Journal of Political Economy 101:p710(30).  
  • Lam, David A, Schoeni, Bob. 1994. Family Ties and Labor Markets in the United States and Brazil. Journal of Human Resources 29 (4): 1235-58
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