Lee-Campbell group at Social Science History Association meetings, November 17-20, 2016, Chicago, IL

Current and former members of our research group will be presenting a total of 11 papers at SSHA in November. Additionally, James Lee will be a panelist on a book session, and Shuang Chen will be a discussant.

See below for a complete list of our presentations. Names of group members are in bold.

Thursday, November 17: 12:30 PM-02:30 PM

Session: The city in economic history: The big picture (Room 6)

Xiaowen Hao. Risk Sharing with Chinese Characteristics: Partnership Liability of Local Business in Early Twentieth Century Shanghai.

Session: Family Ties in Household and Community (Room 4)

Xiangning Li. Household Hierarchy and Household Division in Northeast China, 1789-1909.

Hao Dong. Extended Family Norms, Post-Marital Co-Residence and Reproduction in East Asia, 1678-1945

Thursday, November 17: 02:45 PM-04:45 PM

Session: Religion in China (Room 16)

Li Ji. Social formation and identity construction of a Catholic village in nineteenth-century Manchuria.

Session: Early life conditions and later life outcomes (Room 5)

Emma Zang, Hui Zheng.  Does the Sex Ratio at Sexual Maturity Affect Men’s Later Life Mortality Risks? Evidence from Northeast China, 1789-1909.

Thursday, November 17: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM

Session: Women, Gender and Social Reproduction (Room 2)

Shuang Chen Discussant

Hao Dong, Satomi Kurosu. Missing Girls and Missing Boys: Differential Effects of Marital Residence, Co-resident Kin, and Household Wealth in Two Japanese Villages, 1716-1870

Friday, November 18: 04:30 PM-06:00 PM

Session: Author Meets Critics: Moring and Fauve-Chamoux, A Global History of Historical Demography: Half a Century of Interdisciplinarity (Room 3)

James Lee Panelist.

Saturday, November 19: 08:30 AM-10:30 AM

Session: Material antecedents to war and revolution (Room 13)

Matthew Noellert, Yingze Hu, Long Xing, and James Lee.  Collectivization and Inequality in Rural China: Evidence from Shanxi Province, 1946-1966.

Session: Marriage, Family and Partner Selection (Room 6)

Hao Dong. Marriages are Made in Heaven? The Influence of Extended Family in East Asia, 1688-1945

Saturday, November 19: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM

Session: The Demographics of Degrees (Room 15)

Veronica Wang, James Z. Lee, Chen Liang. Women’s Entry into Higher Education: China and U.S. in Comparison.

Sunday, November 20: 08:00 AM-10:00 AM

Session: Chinese State Culture and Bureaucracy in Global and Historical Perspective (Room 16)

Cameron Campbell, Bijia Chen, Chen Liang, Yuxue Ren, James Lee. Official Careers During the Qing (1644-1911): Evidence from the jinshenlu.

Sunday, November 20: 10:15 AM-12:15 PM

Session: Disease and Mortality (Room 4)

Shuang Chen. Patterns of Settlement and Migrants’ Long-term Mortality: A Case from Northeast China, 1866-1913

Lee-Campbell group at the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MD, November 2015

We’ll be at the Social Science History Association meetings in Baltimore, MD November 12-14, 2015. Below are the sessions in which members of the Lee-Campbell research group are involved in some way or another. We have two presentations of papers co-authored with graduate students, I will be serving as a discussant for another session, and then there will be an author-meets-critics session for Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900, the Eurasia Project comparative study of marriage lead-authored by Christer Lundh and Satomi Kurosu. We look forward to seeing everyone!

A4 Thursday, November 12, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Constellation D 
Kinship and Mortality
Chair: J. David Hacker, University of Minnesota (History & Minnesota Population Center)
The Role of Grandmaternal and Grandpaternal Age on Survival
Heidi A. Hanson, University of Utah (Huntsman Cancer Institute, Pedigree & Population Science)
Ken Smith, University of Utah (Human Development and Family Studies) 
Geraldine Mineau, University of Utah (Utah Population Database) 
Family Influence on Mortality: An East Asian Comparison, 1700-1950 
Hao Dong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Division of Social Sciences)
James Lee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Humanities and Social Science) 
Hundred Years of Repeated Bereavement: Childhood Mortality Clustering in the Netherlands 1812 – 1912
Ingrid Van Dijk, Radboud University Nijmegen (History) 
Discussant: Sven Wilson, Brigham Young University (Political Science)
F5 Friday, November 13, 2:15pm – 4:15pm Chesapeake B 
Forming and Dissolving Marriages and Households 


Chair: Catherine Fitch, University of Minnesota (Minnesota Population Center) 

Household Structure at Early 19th Century Ireland 

Yoshifumi Shimizu, Momoyama Gakuin University (Sociology) 

Marriageability and the Race Differential in the Frequency of Marriage, 1960-2014

Steven Ruggles, University of Minnesota (Minnesota Population Center) 

Determinants of Interethnic Marriage in 19th Century China

Bijia Chen, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Social Science)

Hao Dong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Social Science)

Cameron Campbell, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Social Science) 

Single Gender Households in Mid Nineteenth Century Kyoto, Japan 

Mary Louise Nagata, Francis Marion University / EHESS (History / CRH)

Discussant: Katherine A. Lynch, Carnegie Mellon University (History) 

G2 Friday, November 13, 4:30pm – 6:30pm Constellation C 

Kinship Influences on Reproduction


Chair: Lisa Dillon, Université de Montréal (Démographie) 

Do Grandmothers Influence the Fertility of their Daughters?

Geraldin Mineau, University of Utah (Utah Population Database) 

Alan Rogers, University of Utah (Anthropology)

Kristen Hawkes, University of Utah (Anthropology)

Edward Christensen, University of Utah (Anthropology)

Heidi A. Hanson, University of Utah (Pedigree & Population Science)

Ken Smith, University of Utah (Human Development and Family Studies)

Reproductive Behavior of Landless Agricultural Workers, Small Farmers, and the Economic Elite in the Historical Krummhoern Region (East Frisia, Germany, 1720-1870)

Charlotte Stoermer, Universiteit Utrecht (Department Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis)

Kai Pierre Willfuehr, Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Demography)

Natural Fertility and Longevity, a review of the literature 

Alain Gagnon, Université de Montréal (Démographie)

Socially Differentiated Fertility Measures from Censuses and Church Records

Hilde Sommerset, University of Tromsø (Norwegian Historical Data Centre) Gunnar Thorvaldsen, University of Tromsø (Norwegian Historical Data Centre) 

Spousal Power Relations and Fertility Careers: Evidence from the Netherlands, 1850- 1940

Hilde Bras, Wageningen University (Social Sciences) 

Reto Schumacher, University of Geneva (Economics) 
Discussant: Cameron Campbell, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Social Science)
K5 Saturday, November 14, 3:45pm – 5:15pm Constellation C
Book Session: Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900 
Chair: Daniel Little, University of Michigan Dearborn (Philosophy) 
Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900
Satomi Kurosu, Reitaku University (The Collge of Foreign Studies)
Christer Lundh, University of Gothenburg (Economic History)
Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University (Sociology)
Hilde Bras, Wageningen University (Sociology of Consumption and Households)
Evan Roberts, University of Minnesota (History)

Lee-Campbell group at the American Sociological Association meetings, San Francisco, August 2014

I am happy to report that several members of the Lee-Campbell research group will be presenting at the American Sociological Association meetings in San Francisco over the next few days. Three students are presenting papers in regular sessions, and we have a thematic session devoted to the Eurasia Project with distinguished panelists on Monday morning. See below for information about specific sessions. Names of Lee-Campbell group members are in bold.

Sun, August 17, 10:30am to 12:10pm, Location TBA
241 – Section on Evolution, Biology and Society Paper Session. Integrating Evolutionary and Biological Thinking into Sociological Inquiry Link

Effects of Kin and Birth Order on Male Child Mortality: An East Asian Comparison

Hao Dong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Satomi Kurosu, Reitaku University
Wen Shan Yang, Academia Sinica
James Lee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Human child survival, like many mammals, depends on parental supervision and support. In spite of the recent advances in research on the effects of parents and grandparents on infant and child mortality, studies that directly examine sibling mortality difference according to the presence or absence of specific kin by birth order are still rare. This paper attempts to supplement this literature by using individual level panel data from three East Asian historical populations from northeast China, northeast Japan, and northern Taiwan comprising 2.1 million observations of 0.3 million individuals to examine and compare male infant and child mortality by presence/absence of parents and other kin and their interaction effects with birth order. We apply discrete-time event-history methods on 141,370 observations of 64,733 boys 1 – 9 years-old. We find that in all three populations while presence of parents is important to child survival on average, both presence of parents and presence of grandmothers favors the survival of earlier-born over later-born. These findings underline the importance of birth order in understanding differential parental and grandmother effects on sibling mortality differences.

Mon, August 18, 10:30am to 12:10pm
Hilton Union Square, Plaza B, Lobby Level

371 – Thematic Session. Hard Times and Families in the Past: Lessons from the Eurasia Project Link

This session assesses the implications of the Eurasia Project in Family and Population (EAP) for our understanding of family organization and demographic behavior in past times, and for the conduct of historical and comparative research. For twenty years, EAP participants have engaged in a large-scale, comparative, quantitative investigation of family, community, household responses to hard times in the past via analysis of patterns of demographic responses to economic and other stress in longitudinal, individual-level historical data. Results have provided insight into family responses to hard times in Europe and Asia as revealed by differences in patterns of individual responses according to community, household, and family context. It has produced two volumes on mortality and fertility published by MIT Press. A third volume, on marriage, is forthcoming from MIT Press in 2014. After a brief introduction to the project, four distinguished panelists will assess its implications for historical and comparative sociology, demography, and family sociology.


Jason Beckfield, Harvard University
Cameron Campbell, HKUST
Jack Goldstone, George Mason University
Satomi Kurosu, Reitaku University
James Lee, HKUST
Daniel Little, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Andreas Wimmer, Princeton University

Mon, August 18, 2:30 to 4:10pm, Location TBA
442 – Section on Methodology Paper Session. Open Topic II Link

Prospective versus Retrospective Approaches to the Study of Intergenerational Social Mobility

Xi Song, UCLA
Robert Mare, UCLA

Most intergenerational social mobility studies are based upon retrospective data, in which samples of individuals report socioeconomic information about their parents, an approach that provides representative data for offspring but not the parental generation. When available, prospective data on intergenerational mobility, which are based on a sample of respondents who report on their progeny, have conceptual and practical advantages. Prospective data are especially useful for studying social mobility across more than two generations and for developing joint models of social mobility and demographic processes. Because prospective data remain relatively scarce, we propose a method that corrects retrospective mobility data for the unrepresentativeness of the parental generation, and thus permits them to be used for models of social mobility and demographic processes. We illustrate this method using both simulated data and data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. In our examples, this method removes more than 95% of the bias in the retrospective data.

Tuesday, August 19, 2:30 to 4:10pm
589 – Regular Session. The Experience of Social Mobility
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 1, Lobby Level Link

Intragenerational Social Mobility and Happiness in China: Does Upward Mobility Make People Happier?

Xiaolu Zang, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Nan Dirk de Graaf, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

To date, few studies have examined the consequences of intragenerational social mobility. The present analysis investigates the effect of intragenerational social mobility on happiness, using data from the China General Social Survey 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008 waves. We find no support for the traditional hypothesis that social mobility produces higher levels of dissatisfaction, net of prior and current status and controls. Neither upward mobility nor downward mobility has significant effects on happiness. Mobile individuals tend to resemble their current social status more than their prior social status, and no difference of prior and current status’ relative importance has been found according to different mobility patterns or gender.