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2007. "Putting People Into Place." Presidential Address, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

2006. “Obligation and Opportunity: The Influence of Gender, Earnings and Household Obligations on Thai Migrants’ Remittance Behavior.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA (with Kim Korinek).

 2006. “Rural Migration to Bangkok: Urban Destinations and Spatial Patterns of Migrants from Nang Rong District, Northeast, Thailand.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL (with Y. Shao, Stephen  J. Walsh and Ronald R. Rindfuss).

 2006. “Scenarios of Land Use/Land Cover Change Using Spatial Simulation Models.” Presentation at the Meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.” St. Louis, MO (with Stephen J. Walsh, Ronald R. Rindfuss and Philip H. Page).

2005. "Beyond Shelter: Social Capital and Housing Mobility among Internal Migrants in Thailand." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA (with Kim Korinek and Katherine Faust).

2005. "Modeling Populations as a Factor in the Deforestation of Nang Rong, Thailand." Paper presented at the International Union for Scientific Study of Population, XXV International Population Conference, Tours, France (with Ronald R. Rindfuss, Stephen J. Walsh and Philip H. Page).

2005.  "A Cellular Automata Approach to Land Use Change Modeling in Northeastern Thailand." Paper presented at the GIS Planet: Second International Conference & Exhibition on Geographic Information, Estoril Portugal (with Stephen J. Walsh, Ronald R. Rindfuss and Philip H. Page).

2005. "The Impact of Remittances on Rural Households in Nang Rong, Thailand." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Philadelphia, PA (with Yuying Tong).

2004. "Migrants in the Balance: Competeing Social Ties and Internal Migration Dynamics in Thailand." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA (with Kim Korinek and Aree Jampaklay).

2004. "Migration Social Capital and Its Influence upon Return Migration: The Case of Rural-to-Urban Migrants in Thailand." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Boston, MA (with Kim Korinek and Aree Jampaklay).

2004. "Village Settelemtn and Land Cover Change in a Frontier Region: A 50 Year Retrospective." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Boston, MA (with Jeffrey Edmeades, George Malanson, Chai Podhisita, Pramote Prasartkul, Ronald R. Rindfuss, and Stephen J. Walsh).

2003. "Dynamics of Village Settlement in a Frontier Region: Nang Rong, Thailand." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Minneapolis, MN (with Jeffrey Edmeades, Ronald R. Rindfuss, and Stephen J. Walsh).

2002. "Who Helps?  Household Change and Consequences for Rice Harvest."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Atlanta GA (with Jeffrey Edmeades, Katherine Faust, and Ronald Rindfuss).

2001.  "What is the Relationship between Residential Segregation and Interracial Friendship Pattersn?"  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC (with Ted Mouw).

2001.  "Population and Land Use in Nang Rong, Thailand."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population  Association of America, Washington, DC.

2000.  "The Holding Power of Land: Gender Differences in Rural-Urban Migration in Nang Rong, Thailand." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Los Angeles (with Leah K. VanWey).

2000.  "Post-Nuptial Residence as an Expression of Social Change in Nang Rong, Thailand."  Paper presented at the
Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Los Angeles ( with Sara R. Curran and Aree Jampaklay). 

1999.  "Proximity of Grandparents= Residence and Maternal Childcare in China."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association (with Feinian Chen and Susan E. Short).

1999.  "Women's Work and Child Care in China."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, New York (with Susan E. Short and Feinian Chen).

1999.  "Social Networks and Sterilization."  Paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Charleston, S.C. (with Jenny Godley, Ronald R. Rindfuss, and Katherine Faust).

1998.  "Agricultural Labor Networks, Sibling Ties, and Contraceptive Choice in Nang Rong, Thailand."  Paper Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC (with Jenny Godley and Katherine Faust).

1998.  "Consequences of Population Change for Village Social Organization: Household Composition and Village Agricultural Networks in Nang Rong, Thailand" (with Katherine Faust and Ronald R. Rindfuss). Paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Sitges, Spain.

1998.  "Fertility and Work in China."  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Chicago (with Feinian Chen).

1998.  "Satellite Data and Social Demographic Research."  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Chicago (with Ronald R. Rindfuss, Stephen J. Walsh, and Tom P. Evans).

1998.  "Village Networks and Patterns of Contraceptive Choice."  Paper prepared for the National Academy of  Sciences Workshop on Social Processes Underlying Fertility Change in Developing Countries, Washington DC (with Jenny Godley).

1997.  "Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Evaluation of Family Planning: Examples from Costa Rica and Thailand."  Paper presented at a meeting sponsored by the IUSSP Committee on Fertility and Family Planning and The Evaluation Project, University of Costa Rica (with Luis Rosero Bixby, Ronald R. Rindfuss, and  Stephen J. Walsh).

1997.  "Population Growth and the Extensification of Agriculture in Nang Rond, Thailand."  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association or America, Washington, DC (with Stephen J. Walsh and Ronald R. Rindfuss).

1997.  "Women's Multiple Work Roles and Child Nutrition."  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC (with Barry M. Popkin, Zhai Fengying, and David K. Guilkey).

1997.  "Spatial Arrangement of Social and Economic Networks of Villages in Nang Rong, Thailand."  Paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, San Diego (with Katherine Faust, Ronald R. Rindfuss, and Stephen J. Walsh). 

1996.  "Land Use and Population Dynamics: Nang Rong, Thailand."  Paper prepared for the Workshop, People and Pixels: Using Remotely Sensed Data In Social Science Research.  National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (with Stephen J. Walsh and Ronald R. Rindfuss).

1996.  "Household Economies in Transitional Times."  Paper prepared for the conference Gender, Households, and the Boundaries of Work in China.  Chapel Hill, NC (with Susan E. Short, Zhai Fengying, and Ma Linmao).

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1996.  "The Meaning of Work (Gongzuo):   Interviews from Towns and Villages in Hubei Province, 1995." Paper prepared for the conference Gender, Households, and the Boundaries of Work in China.  Chapel Hill, NC (with Gail Henderson, Li Ying, Yang Mingliang, and Zhai Fengying).

1996.  "Women's Multiple Work Roles and Child Nutrition."  Paper prepared for the conference Gender, Households, and the Boundaries of Work in China.  Chapel Hill, NC (with Barry M. Popkin, Zhai Fengying, and David K. Guilkey).

1996.  "Village Location, Competition for Land, and Migration."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, New Orleans (with Ronald R. Rindfuss, and Stephen J. Walsh).

1996.  "Population and Environmental Characteristics Associated with Village Boundaries and Landuse/Landcover Patterns in Nang Rong District, Thailand."  Paper presented at the Pecora 13 Symposium  (Human Interactions with the Environment: Perspectives from Space), Sioux Falls, SD, (with Stephen J. Walsh, Tom P. Evans, William F. Welsh, and Ronald R. Rindfuss).

1995.  "Incorporating Geographic Information Systems into Evaluation Studies."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of  the Population Association of America, San Francisco (with Ronald R. Rindfuss, Stephen J. Walsh, Thomas Evans, and Sara R. Curran).

1995.  "The Multidimensional Character of Women's Work in Contemporary China."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, San Francisco (with Zhai Fengying, Jill Bouma, and Barry M. Popkin).

1994.  "Gender and the Allocation of Household Labor in Rural China"  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Miami (with Gail Henderson, Susan Short, Jill Bouma, and Zhai Fengying).

1994.  "Delivery of Family Planning Services in Rural Communities (Egypt)"  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Miami (with Albert I. Hermalin and Zeinab Khadr).

1993.  "Multilevel Modeling: A Review of Methodological Concerns."  Presented at the CDC and ATSDR Symposium on Quantitative Methods for Utilization of Multi-Source Data in Public Health, Atlanta (with Ralph B. McNeal Jr.)

1992.  "Notes on the Improvement of Family Planning Program Evaluation."  Presented at the EVALUATION Project Expert Meeting on Methodology for the Evaluation of Family Planning Programs, New York.

1992.  "Community and Contraceptive Choice in Rural Thailand; A Case Study of Nang Rong District."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Denver (with Ronald R. Rindfuss, David K. Guilkey, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, Sara Curran, and Yothin Sawangdee).

1992.  "Factors Associated with Variation in Data Quality:  An Application to Community Data in Costa Rica." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Denver (with Luis Rosero-Bixby).

1992.  "Contraceptive Use During the Life Cycle:  Quantitative and Qualitative Data from Nang Rong, Thailand."   Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southem Sociological Society, New Orleans (with Ronald R. Rindfuss, David K. Guilkey, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, and Yothin Sawangdee).

1991.  "Spending Less Time, Sharing the Task: Market Work and Child Care in Eight Provinces of China."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Washington, D.C. (with Zhai Fenying, Mark C. Hereward, Gail E. Henderson, Barry M. Popkin, and Ma Hai Jiang).

1990.  "Ethnicity and Fertility in Less Developed Countries."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Toronto (with William M. Mason).

1989.  "Family Planning Programs: A Social Demographic Perspective."  Paper presented at the Seventy-First Regional American Assembly on: U.S. Policy Towards World Population Growth, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

1988.  "Estimation of Use Failure Rates for the Pill and IUD in Egypt:  An Assessment of Life Table and Current Status Approaches."  Paper presented at the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Methodologies to Measure Contraceptive Use Dynamics, New York (with Hussein A. -A. Sayed).

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1988.  "Women's Position and the Fertility Process:  A Comparative Analysis Using the World Fertility Survey."  Paper presented at the IUSSP Conference on Women's Position and Demographic Change in the Course of Development, Oslo, Norway (with William M. Mason).

1988.  "Community Characteristics and Contraceptive Behavior in Rural Egypt:  A Multilevel Analysis of  Use and Intention."  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans (with John B. Casterline and Hussein A. -A. Sayed).

1988.  "World Views Surrounding Sex, Marriage and Motherhood:  Contrasting Approaches to Data Collection and Analysis."  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans (with Catherine L. Leone).

1987.  "Relationships Between Program Strategies and Contraceptive Distribution in Rural Egypt."  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for International Health, Alexandria, VA (with Linda Piccinino and Hussein A. Sayed).

1986.  "Multilevel Approaches to Family Planning Evaluation."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, San Francisco (with Albert I. Hermalin).

1985.  "Integrating Ethnographic and Survey Techniques in the Study of  Fertility Dynamics:  A Nigerian Example."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC (with Catherine M. Coles).

1985.  "Methodology in the Study of Female Roles: Demographic Surveys and Nigerian Women."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the African Studies Association, New Orleam (with Catherine M. Coles).

1985.  "Socioeconomic Differentials in Early Fertility: A Comparative Analysis of 31 WFS Countries."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Washington, DC (with William M. Mason).

1985.  "Future Directions in the Analysis of Contraceptive Availability."  Presented at the 20th IUSSP Conference, Florence (with Albert I. Hermalin).

1985.  "What We Have Learned from the WFS about the Ultimate Micro Determinants of Fertility."  Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Boston (with William M. Mason).

1985.  "Cross-National Variability in Age at First Birth:  Theory and Evidence."  Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Boston (with William M. Mason).

1984.  "The Age-Period-Cohort Accounting Framework and Multilevel Comparative Analysis."  Presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Philadelphia (with William M. Mason).

1984.  "A Generalization of the Hierarchical Normal Linear Model for Multilevel Analysis."  Presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Philadelphia (with William M. Mason and George Y. Wong).

1984.  "The Multilevel Dependence of Contraceptive Use on Socioeconomic Development and Family Planning Program Strength."   Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Minneapolis (with William M. Mason and Albert I. Hermalin).

1983.   "Multilevel Effects of Socioeconomic Development and Family Planning Programs on Children Ever Born."   Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Pittsburgh  (with William M. Mason).

1982.  "A Better Way to Do Contextual Analysis."  Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco (with William M. Mason).

1982.  "A Processual Model of Fertility Behavior for Comparative Analysis Using the World Fertility Survey." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, San Diego (with Albert I. Hermalin and William M. Mason).

1982.  "Comparative Analysis of Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Fertility, Using WFS Data."  Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, San Diego (with Albert I. Hermalin and William M.Mason).

1981.  "A Model for the Comparative Analysis of WFS Contraceptive Use Data."   Presented at the Seminar on the Analysis of the WFS Family Planning Module, Genting Highlands, Malaysia (with Albert I. Hermalin and William M. Mason).

1981.  "Fertility as a Determinant and Consequence of  State-Sponsored Pension Programs in LDCs."  Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC (with C. R. Winegarden).

1980.  "On the Relationship Between Pension Programs and Fertility Levels."  Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York.

1976.  "The Impact of School Age Day Care Upon Achievement."  Presented at the Annual Meetings of  the American Sociological Association, New York.

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