Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Director, Institute for Social Research.
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Lam's research focuses on the interaction of economics and demography in developing countries, including analysis of the economics of population growth, fertility, marriage, and aging. Current research projects include analysis of the links between education and income inequality in Brazil and South Africa, the impact of demographic change on labor markets, and the links between birth rates and education in developing countries. He is collaborating with researchers from the University of Cape Town on projects analyzing youth transitions in education, childbearing, and employment using the Cape Area Panel Study, a longitudinal survey supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Select Aging Publications
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.
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.
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.
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.
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