Population Studies & Training Center

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chinese society after one-child policy

    The PSTC hosted a conference to discuss the ongoing implications of China’s one-child policy and other issues in contemporary Chinese society.

  • Graduating PSTC trainees secure placements

    Six PSTC trainees have completed their degree programs and PSTC demography training at Brown and successfully navigated the job market, securing a variety of placements.

  • Summer 2016 GIS Institute

    The Summer 2016 GIS Institute program included presentations by two PSTC trainees who examined child care markets and estimated impacts of international migration on entrepreneurship.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – For many children in Africa, healthcare is often tied to financial barriers. In "Subsidies, Information, and Children’s Healthcare in Mali," Assistant Professor of Economics Anja Sautmann describes the research she and PSTC Trainee Samuel Brown (Economics) have done on subsidized care and health knowledge in conjunction with the NGO Mali Health.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Vox's "Even small reductions in children’s lead exposure could dramatically improve educational outcomes" highlights a study co-authored by Professor of Economics Anna Aizer, noting that disadvantaged children are more likely to live in homes with higher lead levels. The study was also covered by New York Times and Fusion. Read more about Aizer's work here

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Former PSTC Trainee John Iceland, now professor of sociology and demography at Pennsylvania State University, has been elected as the vice president-elect of the Population Association of America. Professor of Sociology Zhenchao Qian has been elected to the Board of Directors. Each will begin a one-year term of service on January 1, 2017. At that time, Professor of Sociology Leah VanWey will complete her term on the PAA Board of Directors.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL), lead by Professor of Economics Justine Hastings, is interpreting traffic stop data gathered by local Rhode Island police departments. "Traffic stop data released by RIDOT mandated to determine if racial disparities exist" notes the ongoing debate about race relations, particularly between people of color and the police. Findings on the first year of data are slated to be released by June 2017.