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Poh Lin Tan, PhD Student  

Office Location: 201 Science Drive Box 90315
Office Phone: (609) 933-0856
Email Address: pt47@duke.edu
Web Page: https://duke.academia.edu/PohLinTan/Papers

PhD, Duke University, 2015
MA, Duke University, 2013
BA, Princeton University, 2008

Research Categories: Children and youth; adolescent fertility and education; maternal and infant health; demographic change in developed countries

Areas of Interest:
Children and youth
Adolescent fertility and education
Maternal and infant health
Demographic change in developed countries

Typical Courses Taught:

  • Sanford 850, Pubpol
    Special Topics in Social Policy

Representative Publications   (search)

  1. Poh Lin Tan. "The Impacts of Educational Attainment and Test Scores on Teenage Childbearing: Quasi-Experimental Evidence."   (Submitted, 2014). [Papers]  [abs]
  2. Poh Lin Tan and Philip J. Cook. "Why are Black Women at Higher Risk of Teenage Childbearing? Racial Disparities in The Effects of Maternal Age on Teenage Fertility."   (Submitted, 2014). [Papers]  [abs]
  3. Poh Lin Tan, S. Philip Morgan and Emilio Zagheni. "Educational Credentialism, High Education Costs and Lowest-Low Fertility in East Asia: Policy Implications."   (Submitted, 2014). [Papers]  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

My research interests include children and youth; adolescent fertility and education; maternal and infant health; and causes and consequences of demographic change in developed countries. I employ quantitative research methods, from econometrics and casual analysis, to demographic techniques.

I was born in Singapore and received my undergraduate degree from Princeton University. I first became interested in population studies after witnessing the dramatic demographic changes in my home country within the last decade. More recently, I was a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and I will be joining the Sociology Department at Oxford University as a visiting student from 2014-2015.

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