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] – Native Americans remain a disenfranchised group in the U.S. with higher rates of unemployment and poverty and lower educational performance than the rest of the population. Voting is another difficulty for many, especially on reservations. In "Native Americans Are Still The 'Invisible Vote,'" Associate Professor of History Linford Fisher describes voter ID laws as “yet another insult and hardship for this land's original inhabitants.”

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – At a recent hearing before the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee, Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer testified about the short-term and the long-term costs of juvenile incarceration. She based her testimony on an article she co-authored regarding the many costs and disruptive effects of juvenile incarceration, including the increased rates of high school dropouts and increased probability of incarceration as adults. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – This year's annual meeting of the Population Association of American took place in Washington, D.C., with PSTC affiliates in attendance and on the program. PSTC paper and/or poster presenters included Postdocs Mao-Mei LiuMatthew Martinez, and Tyler Myroniuk and Trainees Girija Borker, Zhen Liu, Patrick Mayne, Sveta Milusheva, Heather RandellAlex Ayalu Reda, Ida Sahlu, and Yashas Vaidya. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The public health system in Southeastern China was rapidly transformed following the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003. In her new book, Infectious Change: Reinventing Chinese Public Health After an Epidemic, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Katherine Mason examines how "the outbreak of SARS re-imagined public health as a professionalized, biomedicalized, and technological machine." Read more.