Migration, Urbanization, and Health: Insights from South Africa


PSTC Seminar Room, Mencoff Hall 205

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Michael White joined the PSTC and Brown in 1989 and directs the initiative in Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4). White's areas of interest span demography and urban sociology with a particular interest in topics pertinent to public policy. Much of his research is unified by a concern for population distribution and migration: processes of movement, settlement, and adjustment. He has held a series of external grant awards from NIH, NSF, and private foundations. His current research project,  “Migration, urbanization, and health in a transition setting,” examines the health and socioeconomic outcomes associated with migration and urbanization in South Africa. White's other current projects include studies of the assimilation of the second generation in the U.S.; studies of the social consequences of rural-urban migration in China; and the measurement of spatial inequality in developing countries. White has conducted research in a variety of international settings, including China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, South Africa, and Vietnam.