Volume 58, Number 2, 2019                                       

E-ISSN: 1549-0955                Population Review:  Published since 1957


Parental Mortality and Outcomes among Minor and Adult Children

David A. Weaver


Estimating the Underlying Infant Mortality Rates for Small Populations, Including those Reporting Zero Infant Deaths: A Case Study of Counties in California

David A. Swanson, Augustine Kposowa, Jack Baker


Is Fertility Preference Related to Perception of the Risk of Child Mortality, Changes in Landholding, and Type of Family? A Comparative Study on Populations Vulnerable and not Vulnerable to Extreme Weather Events in Bangladesh

Shah Md. Atiqul Haq, Khandaker Jafor Ahmed



David Weaver, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, D.C.

David Weaver is Assistant Director at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in Washington, D.C., where he leads the Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division.  The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division analyzes a range of federal programs and policies that include Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and subsidies provided through the health insurance exchanges. Prior to joining CBO, David spent more than 20 years at the Social Security Administration (SSA) where he conducted and supervised research and policy analysis on Social Security’s retirement, survivors, and disability programs. Most recently at SSA, he was the Associate Commissioner for Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support. In that role, he led more than 100 managers, researchers, analysts, computer specialists, and program experts in conducting research, policy analysis, and operational activities for Social Security’s disability programs.

In his career in federal service, David has authored numerous studies focused on the Social Security program, including studies of the economic well-being of beneficiaries, the effects of Social Security on key outcomes such as work, retirement, and marriage, the policy history of Social Security, and the quality of survey data. His work has appeared in the Social Security Bulletin, Demography, Medical Care, the Journal of Financial Planning, the National Tax Journal, and The Journal of Human Resources.

David received his Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and his B.A. in economics from Furman University.



Neuma Figueiredo de Aguiar, Professor Emeritus

Professor Neuma Figueiredo de Aguiar is a member of our advisory board.  She is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences, at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.  She holds a degree in History from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1960), a Masters in Sociology and Anthropology from Boston University (1962), a Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington University (1969), and a Ph.D. Honoris Causa from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2003). She was Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais from 1996 to 2008, and became Professor Emerita at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2009. She is a lifelong member of the International Sociological Association, and a lifelong member of the International Association for Time Use Research IATUR). She has experience in of ​​sociology, with emphasis on gender and society, working mainly on the following themes: gender and patriarchy, women’s movements, stratification and social mobility, international comparative sociology and sociology of time use. She founded, and for 10 years directed, the Quantitative Methodology Program of UFMG and the Center for Quantitative Research in Social Sciences (CPEQS). In 2007, she received the Vincius Caldeira Brant Award from NEPEM (Center for Research on Women) and CACS (Academic Center for Social Science) for her contributions at UFMG to the areas of Gender, Women’s Studies and Feminism, and the Florestan Fernandes Prize of the Brazilian Society of Sociology for her contribution to the development of Sociology in Brazil.


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