Population Studies & Training Center

Adolescent Transition to Adulthood in Ethiopia

David Lindstrom discusses how early intervention can have lasting impacts on adolescent reproductive health and behavior in Ethiopia.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – "Diversity has some costs and some benefits," says PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Oded Galor in a quote in The AtlanticThe article, "Sleeping Giants: Exploring the Greater, More Diverse World of the Future," references Galor's research on how heterogeneity drives creativity and adaptation to technological innovation but can also increase civil strife. Galor's work is also cited in "The Controversial Link Between Genetics And Civil War."

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Trainee Sveta Milusheva (Economics) has been awarded a joint grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for her project, "The Effect of Short Term Movement on Malaria Prevalence in Senegal Using Mobile Phone Data." She is sharing the grant with a team of researchers from Politecnico di Milano and Stanford University and traveled with them to Senegal in June to conduct research.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Read more in our Summer 2015 newsletter about how the Center’s affiliates are engaging issues in Rhode Island and around the world. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A recent USA Today editorial, “Court saves key tool to fight housing bias,” notes the Supreme Court has voted to uphold a legal tool to fight housing discrimination. However, segregation persists in large cities and suburbs alike, says PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology John Logan, who analyzed the 2010 Census figures referenced in the editorial.