Professor of Economics
Joined the faculty in 1980
416 Kern Graduate Building
Phone: (814) 863-1533
Fax: (814) 863-4775
Personal Homepage: http://www.econ.psu.edu/~dshapiro/index.html
Office Hours for Summer 2013: by appointment
Areas of Interest:
- Economic Demography
- Labor Economics
- Development Economics
- Human Resources & Income Distribution
"Women's education and fertility transition in sub-Saharan Africa," Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2012 (Vol.10), pp. 9-30
“Stalling of Fertility Transitions and Socioeconomic Change in the Developing World: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys” (with Amanda Kreider, Catherine Varner, and Malika Sinha), forthcoming, in Dominique Tabutin et al. (eds.), Ralentissements, résistances et ruptures dans les transitions démographiques. Actes de la Chaire Quetelet 2010. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Academia Bruylant/L’Harmattan.
"Gender, Education, and the Labour Market in Kinshasa" (with Mark Gough and Roger Pongi), forthcoming, African Population Studies, Vol. 25, No. 2, December 2011.
"Fertility Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Falling and Stalling," (with Tesfayi Gebreselassie), African Population Studies, April 2008, 23(1):3-23.
"Fertility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," (with B. Oleko Tambashe), Population Bulletin of the United Nations, Special Issue on Prospects for Fertility Decline in High Hertility Countries, 2007, 46/47: 239-250.
“Confiage d’enfants et nivellement des inégalités scolaires au Cameroun, 1960-1995,” (with Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue), Cahiers québécois de démographie, Spring 2005, 34 (1): 47-75.
"Kinshasa in Transition: Women's Education, Employment, and Fertility" (with B. Oleko Tambashe), University of Chicago Press, 2003. [Table of Contents].
“Family Influences on Women's Educational Attainment in Kinshasa.” In M. Cosio et al., eds., Education, Family and Population Dynamics (selected papers from a CICRED Seminar held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso). Paris: Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography (CICRED), 2003: 281-304.
"Fertility Transition in Urban and Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Preliminary Evidence of a Three-Stage Process" (with B. Oleko Tambashe), Journal of African Policy Studies, Fall 2002, 8 (2 & 3), pp. 103-127.
"Gender, Poverty, Family Structure, and Investments in Children's Education in Kinshasa, Congo" (with B. Oleko Tambashe), Economics of Education Review, 20(4), August 2001, pp. 359-375.
"Education, Employment and Fertility in Kinshasa and Prospects for Changes in Reproductive Behavior" (with B. Oleko Tambashe), Population Research and Policy Review, 16 (3), June 1997, pp. 259-287.
"Fertility Decline in Kinshasa," Population Studies, 50 (1), March 1996, pp. 89-103.
"Racial Differences in Access to High-Paying Jobs and the Wage Gap Between Black and White Women" (with D. Anderson), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 49 (2), January 1996, pp. 273-286.
Research in Progress:
- "Women’s Education and Fertility Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa," David Shapiro, October 2011
- "School Enrollment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Family Economic Well-Being, Gender, and Place of Residence" (with Crispin Mabika).
- "Ongoing Fertility Transition in Kinshasa: Evidence from the 2007 DHS"
- "Gender, Economic Well-being, and Children's Access to Schooling in Kinshasa: Evidence on the Consequences of Prolonged Economic Crisis"