Julie DaVanzo

Adjunct Economist and Demographer
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles


Julie DaVanzo is an adjunct economist and demographer at the RAND Corporation. She recently conducted an evaluation of the Population and Poverty Research Initiative for the Hewlett Foundation. Previously, she directed the Population Matters project and the NICHD and NIA postdoctoral training program within the RAND Labor and Population unit. Her recent researach has been on reproductive health issues in Bangladesh. DaVanzo holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Lecturer, UCI

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
  • Evaluation of the Population and Poverty Research Initiative (PopPov)

Selected Publications

DaVanzo, Julie, Sebastian Linnemayr, Peter Glick, and Eric Apaydin, "Evaluation of the Population and Poverty Research Initiative (PopPov)," RAND report, RR-527-WFHF, 2014

DaVanzo, Julie, and Mizanur Rahman, "Pregnancy Termination in Matlab, Bangladesh: Trends and Correlates of Use of Safer and Less-Safe Methods," International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 40(43):119-126, 2014

DaVanzo, Julie, Mizanur Rahman, Shahabuddin Ahmed, and Abdur Razzaque, "Influences on Pregnancy-Termination Decisions in Matlab, Bangladesh," Demography, 50(5):1739-1764, 2013

DaVanzo, Julie, Lauren Hale, and Mizanur Rahman", "How long after a miscarriage should women wait before becoming pregnant again? Multivariate analysis of cohort data from Matlab, Bangladesh," BMJ Open, 2(4), 2012

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

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

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