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Conducting Biosocial Surveys:Collecting, Storing, Accessing, and Protecting Biospecimens and Biodata  (CNSTAT,CPOP)

Recent years have seen a growing tendency for social scientists to collect biological specimens such as blood, urine, and saliva as part of large-scale household surveys. By combining biological and... Read more

Biosocial Surveys  (CPOP)

Biosocial Surveys analyzes the latest research on the increasing number of multipurpose household surveys that collect biological data along with the more familiar interviewer respondent information.... Read more

Offspring:Human Fertility Behavior in Biodemographic Perspective  (CPOP)

Despite recent advances in our understanding of the genetic basis of human behavior, little of this work has penetrated into formal demography. Very few demographers worry about how biological... Read more

Cells and Surveys: Should Biological Measures Be Included in Social Science Research?  (CPOP)

INTRODUCTION Collecting Biological Indicators in Household Surveys Caleb E. Finch and James W. Vaupel THE USE OF BIOINDICATORS IN DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH Integrating Biology into... Read more

Between Zeus and the Salmon:The Biodemography of Longevity  (CBASSE)

Demographers and public health specialists have been surprised by the rapid increases in life expectancy, especially at the oldest ages, that have occurred since the early 1960s. Some scientists are... Read more

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