Session 43:
Genetic Influences and Demographic Behaviors

Thursday, April 30
1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Marquette A
Level 5

Chair: Jeremy Freese, Northwestern University
Discussant: Guang Guo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  1. The Serotonin Transporter Polymorphism (5-HTTLPR): Allelic Variation and Links with Depressive SymptomsNoreen Goldman, Princeton University; Dana A. Glei, University of California, Berkeley; Yu-Hsuan Lin, Bureau of Health Promotion, Taiwan; Maxine Weinstein, Georgetown University

  2. Mental Health and Schooling: Causal Evidence Using Genetic Lotteries between SiblingsJason Fletcher, Yale University; Steven F. Lehrer, Queen's University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

  3. Socioeconomic Status, Genetic Risk Factors and Psychological Distress: Exploring Independent, Correlated and Interactive EffectsMatt Bradshaw, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Mark D. Hayward, University of Texas at Austin

  4. Changes in the Genetic Influences on Smoking over a 50-Year PeriodJason D. Boardman, University of Colorado at Boulder; Casey Blalock, University of Colorado at Boulder

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