Population Studies & Training Center

  • American Communities Project

    The American Communities Project showcases the program of research coordinated by John Logan, including studies on social and spatial inequalities and school segregation and racial disparities in education.

  • Adoptive migration

    In this brief video, 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.

  • Subsidies remove healthcare barriers

    A study by Assistant Professor of Economics Anja Sautmann shows that subsidies help children in Mali recieve the healthcare they need.

  • Short appointed PSTC director

    Professor of Sociology Susan Short, a long-time faculty associate of the PSTC, assumed leadership of the PSTC on July 1. She replaces Professor of Economics Andrew Foster.

  • Trainee research

    Each year, an NICHD fellowship supports five PSTC trainees, providing them time and funding to pursue their research agendas. Click to read about the projects of recent fellows.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The monitoring system used by the Brazilian government to track deforestation has left significant swaths of lost forest undetected, according to new research by Professor of Sociology Leah VanWey and former PSTC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Peter Richards, now an economic advisor at USAID. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics, Jesse Shapiro, will deliver the Brown University Presidential Faculty Award lecture on Tuesday, October 25. His talk is titled, "How to Talk Like a Republican, and Other Lessons From Using Text as Data."

In his research, Shapiro looks in unusual places to find answers that can impact public policy and society. “Words and other features of language are likely to be an increasingly important source of data for social scientists in the years to come,” he says. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) are going global. Traditionally held on campus for scholars from around the world to address pressing global issues, the program is now also expanding to off-campus locations. In January 2017, BIARI México, "Migration in the Americas," will take place in Mexico City with Professor of Sociology David Lindstrom and former PSTC Trainee Silvia Giorguli serving as coordinators. The event will take place at El Colegio de México where Giorguli is president. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Sidney Goldstein, founder of the PSTC and director for 24 years, has been named an honored member of the Population Association of America (PAA). Goldstein, a professor of Sociology emeritus, retired from Brown in 1993. He is "internationally recognized for his long-standing and fundamental contributions to the study of urbanization and population mobility. He contributed significantly to the field with the development of the concept of repeat migration." Read more.