Julie DaVanzo

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Adjunct Economist and Demographer; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles


Julie DaVanzo is an adjunct economist and demographer at RAND, as well as a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She is currently the principal investigator for an evaluation of the Population and Poverty Research Initiative, for the Hewlett Foundation. Previously, she directed the Population Matters project within RAND Labor and Population.

Recent Projects

  • The effects of birthspacing on infant, child, and maternal health outcomes in Bangladesh.
  • A comparison of demographics (and their implications) in China and India

Selected Publications

DaVanzo, Julie, Lauren Hale, Abdur Razzaque, and Mizanur Rahman, "The effects of pregnancy spacing on infant and child mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh: How they vary by the type of pregnancy outcome that began the interval," Population Studies, 62(2):131-154, 2008

DaVanzo, Julie, Lauren Hale, Abdur Razzaque, and Mizanur Rahman, "Effects of Interpregnancy Interval and Outcome of the Preceding Pregnancy on Pregnancy Outcomes in Matlab, Bangladesh," BJOG (British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology), 2007

Nichiporuk, Brian, Angel Rabasa, Clifford Grammich, and Julie DaVanzo, "Demographics and Security in Maritime Southeast Asia," Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 7(1):83-91, 2006

Kuate-Defo, Barthélémy, and Julie DaVanzo, "Reproducibility and Reliability of Reasons for Early Termination of Breastfeeding," Population Studies, 60(1), 2006

Grant, Jonathan, Stijn Hoorens, Suja Sivadasan, Mirjam Van Het Loo, Julie DaVanzo, Lauren Hale, and William Butz, "Should Europe try to increase its fertility rate ... or just manage the consequences?" International Journal of Andrology, 29(1):17-24, 2006

Hale, Lauren, Julie DaVanzo, Abdur Razzaque, and Mizanur Rahman, "Why Are Infant and Child Mortality Rates Lower in the MCH-FP Area of Matlab, Bangladesh? Are the Differences Due to Differences in Reproductive Patterns?" Studies in Family Planning, 37(4):281-292, 2006

ichiporuk, B., Christine Fair, Clifford Grammich, and Julie DaVanzo, "Demographics and Security: The Contrasting Cases of Pakistan and Bangladesh," Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 2005

Rahman, Mizanur, Julie DaVanzo, and Abdur Razzaque, "Do Better Family Planning Services Reduce Abortion in Bangladesh?" The Lancet, 358(9287), 2001