Poverty Reduction: Does Reproductive Health Matter (with Thomas W. Merrick). Population Association of America, Philadelphia, PA, April 2005.
Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa: History and Prospects (with Fred Sai, Nada Chaya, Carolyn Vogel, and Ellen Davis). WHO Africa Regional Office Reproductive Health Taskforce meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, October, 2002.
Education and Fertility—How Are They Linked? For the National Academies of Science, Washington, DC, March 2002.
Critical Voices and Unexpected Allies: Creative Forces in a New Generation of Reproductive Health Program. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, January, 1996 and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 1996.
Thinking about Demography: Population Subjects and Objects (Session co-organized with Andrew T. Miller). Population Association of America annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 1995.
The Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence in Demographic Research. Lecture for the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Public Health, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 1995.
Observer and Observed: The ‘I’ in Demographic Research (Session organizer and chair). Population Association of America annual meeting, Miami, FL, May 1994.
Demographic Change among the Canela of Brazil (with William H. Crocker). Population Association of America, Miami, FL, May 1994.
Language Maintenance and English Usage at the Turn of the Century (with Audrey Singer). Population Association of America annual meeting, Denver, CO, May 1992.
Publications and presentations: Family/Marriage
Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy (Author meets critics panel, with Jody Heymann). Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, PA, March 2007.
Marriage and Women’s Health: Evidence from the Developing World. Centers for Disease Control’s Conference on Women and Infectious Disease, Atlanta, GA, March 2004.
Greene, Margaret E., and Vijayendra Rao. 1995. “The Marriage Squeeze and the Rise in Informal Marriage in Brazil.” Social Biology, Vol. 42(1-2): 65-82.
Patterns of Formal and Informal Marriage and Their Consequences in the Process of Family Formation. VIII Encontro Nacional de Estudos Populacionais, Brasília, Brazil, October 1992.