Rachel Franklin

Associate Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)
Assistant Professor (Research) of Population Studies


Rachel Franklin joined Brown University, the PSTC, and the S4 in 2010. As a population geographer, Franklin is primarily interested in explanations of fertility and mobility variations across space, with an emphasis on empirical applications. Methodologies used in her research typically include spatial regression modeling, regional analytical tools, and GIS. Recent work has addressed the internal migration of the young and educated within the U.S., the use of migration data from the American Community Survey, and regional fertility adjustments in Italy.


Fertility, GIS, Italy, Migration, Regional analytical tools, Spatial regression modeling, United States