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] – PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Economics Stelios Michalopoulos is a recipient of the 2015 Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The Excellence Awards are given annually to four scholars with the goal of building "a community of the brightest young researchers in the area of global economic affairs."

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – While some, including Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, claim blacks are taking over the U.S., the face of the country is actually changing in other ways, according to “The End of Dylann Roof’s White America,” published by the BloombergView. In the article, PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology John Logan notes high fertility is one way the Latino population is growing in the U.S.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A New York Times article, "Doing More, Not Less, to Save Retirees from Financial Ruin," suggests a lack of preparation for retirement could lead to a "demographic catastrophe" and sink a generation of older Americans into poverty. In the article, PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics John Friedman proposes solutions based on his study, "Building on What Works: A Proposal to Modernize Retirement Savings," for the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project. Read more...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Kraft has been selected as a William T. Grant Scholar for 2015. Through the Grant Scholars Program, Kraft will receive a multi-million dollar award for a five-year research project, “Teacher Effects on Students’ Non-Cognitive Competencies: A Study of Impacts, Instruction, and Improvement.”