Population Studies & Training Center

PSTC: 50 Years

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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] Implementing measures for improved air quality in one location doesn’t always translate to the same for surrounding areas. An article coauthored by PSTC Director and Professor of Economics Andrew Foster was published as “Environmental Interventions and Air Pollution (Re)distribution in Delhi, India” by the Social Science Research Network in June. The article was also covered by the Times of India in July.  

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - PSTC Faculty Associate and Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences Glenn Loury was recently interviewed by The Region, a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The interview includes Loury's research on labor market discrimination, racial inequality, and social capital. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Does international adoption qualify as a form of migration? PSTC Faculty Associate and Associate Professor of Anthropology Jessaca Leinaweaver addresses this complex question in a recent article titled, “The Quiet Migration Redux: International Adoption, Race, and Difference.” Read more...