Susan Short - Brown

Sex, Gender, and Health Demography

    Date:  10/24/2019 (Thu)

    Time:  3:30pm- 5:00pm

    Location:  Seminar will be held on-site: Gross Hall 270

    Organizer:  Giovanna Merli

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    All meetings will be held in the same location as the seminar unless otherwise noted.

    8:30am - Breakfast-Angie O'Rand

   10:00am - Joe Hotz

   10:30am - Francesca Florey Eischen

   11:00am - Ashleigh Rosette

   11:30am - Anna Rybinska

   12:00pm - Lunch with Marwa Alfakhri, Sarah Nolan, Romina Tome, Claire Le Barbenchon

    1:30pm - Marcos Rangel &Anna Gassman Pines

    2:00pm - Collin Mueller

    2:30pm - Lynn Smith Lovin

    3:00pm - Seminar Prep

    3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

    6:00pm - Dinner: Jim Moody, Scott Lynch, Jenny Tung

    Additional Comments:  Nearly twenty-five years ago, Susan Watkins asked, “How do women appear on the pages of Demography?...what does Demography indicate about the way we as a scientific community, as authors, reviewers, and readers, understand women?” Her questions were about women, but also about gender, and they led her to conclude, among other things, that “a more general implication is that we should be more attentive to the fit between gender as it is constructed in the pages of Demography and gender as it is constructed in the societies we study.” Over the nearly twenty-five years since then, demography as a field has expanded, and research on women and gender has flourished. In this paper, building on her work, we turn to the topic of health. Specifically, we ask: What does Demography indicate about the way we as a scientific community understand sex and gender in research on health? We conduct a content analysis of ten years of the journal Demography and describe how population scientists engage sex and gender in articles about health. We conclude by considering opportunities for future research. This research is joint with Kristen McNeill at Brown University.