Population Studies & Training Center

PSTC: 50 Years

Bringing together researchers and questions from diverse disciplines to help understand the world around us.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the PSTC is celebrating with the release of a video that reflects on the rich and productive history of the Center. A new booklet highlights the ongoing integrative and interdisciplinary scholarship conducted by PSTC affiliates. And a reception brought together many current and former PSTC affiliates, including the Center's founder, Sidney Goldstein, for a celebratory evening at the top of the Prudential Tower in Boston during the PAA annual meeting in May.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  The Brown International Advanced Research Institutes will begin application review on December 17 and close review on January 28, 2015. The BIARI program will take place at Brown June 6-20, 2015, bringing together “early career scholars and practitioners from around the world to engage with pressing global issues and initiate new collaborations.” Read more... 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  Women with and without disabilities often have similar attitudes toward motherhood. PSTC Associates Dennis Hogan, Professor of Population Studies, and Susan Short, Professor of Sociology, have published “Planning for Motherhood: Fertility Attitudes, Desires And Intentions Among Women with Disabilities,” in the December issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. The article discusses the relationship between disability, motherhood attitudes, and fertility intentions.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  A December 3 article in the Wall Street Journal highlights the work of PSTC Associate, S4 Director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan. The article, “Even When Minorities Do Well in the Suburbs, Racial Inequalities Follows,” notes that despite increasing diversity in American suburbs many blacks and Hispanics – even those with incomes equal to or higher than non-Hispanic whites and Asians – live in neighborhoods with higher levels of poverty. Read more...