Population Studies & Training Center

Adoptive Migration

Jessaca Leinaweaver discusses her research on migration within Peru as well as from Peru to Spain via both adoption and labor migration and the varying implications for Peruvians in Spain.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Six PSTC trainees have completed their degrees at Brown, along with the PSTC’s demography training requirements, and successfully navigated the job market. Three will be assuming tenure-track teaching positions, one is continuing research as a postdoctoral fellow, and two have taken positions at RTI International. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Pregnant women may engage in risky behavior because information overload clouds what is really important, according to a new Australian study. In "Pregnant woman risk health due to 'information overload,'" Associate Professor of Economics Emily Oster empathizes with women confused by many pregnancy guidelines. She recommends doing pelvic floor exercises, finding a trustworthy doctor or midwife, and not smoking.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A recent conference, Chinese Society After One-Child Policy and Hyper Economic Growth, brought researchers from the U.S. and China to the PSTC to discuss the ongoing implications of China’s one-child policy and the results from the Fudan Yangtze River Social Transformation Survey. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The life expectancy gap between blacks and whites in the U.S. has narrowed in recent years, bringing it to the smallest in history. Former PSTC Postdoc Andrew Fenelon, now a researcher with the National Center for Health Statistics, says in "Black Americans See Gains in Life Expectancy" that the narrowing of the gap is due in part to decreases in homicide rates and AIDS deaths among blacks as well as increases in drug overdoses among whites. Read more.