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] – "Microeconomics is the science of making decisions," says PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Emily Oster. It's not necessarily something she expected to use during pregnancy, though she soon learned otherwise. In "Thinking About Pregnancy Like an Economist," published by The Atlantic, Oster lays out the many options one has when pregnant and urges the use of solid information to make the best decisions possible without just following the existing rules.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A year after the shooting death of Michael Brown, the St. Louis region remains one of the most highly segregated areas in the country. Approximately 70 percent of either white or black residents there would need to move in order to create racially balanced neighborhoods, according to a study by PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology John Logan. The study was referenced in "A Year After Ferguson, Housing Segregation Defies Tools to Erase It," published by the New York Times.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Climate change can affect coastal populations, creating migrations of “climate refugees” who migrate short distances for short durations, says an article co-authored by PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Population Studies (Research) Elizabeth Fussell. The article, “Recovery Migration After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Spatial Concentration and Intensification in the Migration System,” appeared in Demography and “demonstrates how migration systems are likely to be affected by the more intense and frequent storms anticipated by climate change scenarios.”

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Anthropology Jessaca Leinaweaver’s second book, Adoptive Migration: Raising Latinos in Spain, is now available in Spanish as La migración adoptiva: Criando latinos en España. The book identifies unexpected similarities between international migration and adoption and analyzes the consequences for transracial adoptees of relocating to a diverse society with sizable immigrant populations.