Population Studies & Training Center

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – More than 50 years ago, the landmark Coleman Report was published, positing that public schooling in the U.S. has little influence over inequality in the nation, but rather that any effects of schooling are countered by “the inequalities imposed on children by their home, neighborhood, and peer environment.” On March 22, PSTC Faculty Associate and Associate Professor of Sociology Margot Jackson will participate in a panel discussion on public education in light of the Report. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Elyse Singer describes the challenges of conducting research on abortion in Mexico City where political, legal, and moral contestation over abortion continues despite legalization. Read more here.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – "One-size-fits-all" approach doesn't work for classifying obesity, says new article by lead author Marcia P. Jimenez, PSTC predoctoral trainee in epidemiology. Her research results show six distinct clusters of obese individuals. Read more here.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The PSTC is now accepting applications for the position of Associate Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4). The Associate Director will participate in scholarly program development and training across multiple disciplines and will have primary responsibility for coordination of a series of colloquia, workshops, and clinics designed to introduce faculty and students to tools of spatial analysis. Read more.