Black residents of New Orleans march with signs saying "Our Home" and "Still on the map"

Fussell awarded NIH grant to address long-term effects of Katrina

December 14, 2018

The PSTC's Elizabeth Fussell to create data sets to examine outcomes in decade following hurricane.

John Casterline

Former PSTC director named AAAS fellow

November 30, 2018

John Casterline elected for prestigious honor for his contributions to the field of social demography.

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PSTC awards faculty seed funds

November 26, 2018

Four faculty associates receive funding for projects on housing and health, adolescent life, racial disparities and household strategies.

protesters march with signs in Spanish

Migrant illegality symposium examines undocumented experience

November 21, 2018

Kevin Escudero and Andrea Flores coordinate event to address the importance of place in immigrant activism.

Kevin Escudero, Kevin Mwenda, Emily Rauscher, Neil Thakral

New junior faculty join PSTC community

November 19, 2018

Four new faculty members drawn by Center's interdisciplinary nature and more.

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Partner selection in marriage and re-marriage

November 8, 2018

Sociologist Zhenchao Qian finds previously married individuals often face demographic shortages in the supply of potential partners.

Women with cart full of grocery bags checks receipt

Study evaluates effect of SNAP on household expenditures

November 7, 2018

Economists Justine Hastings and Jesse Shapiro find SNAP benefits do indeed lead to increased household spending on food.

Nigerian home with well and laundry racks

Smith examines entrepreneurialism, infrastructure, and the state in Nigeria

November 6, 2018

PSTC anthropologist finds Nigerian households develop cultural strategies to cope with infrastructural deficiencies.

Michael White and Linford Fisher discuss the grant process

Grant Writing Workshop supports faculty proposals

October 29, 2018

PSTC workshop provides mentoring to earlier-career faculty for proposal development.

In the News

Peruvian children play in the Amazon community of Iquitos, which is nicknamed Venice of the Jungle because canoes are the most popular form of transport.

Peru's child-welfare warning

December 10, 2018 | Winnipeg Free Press | Jessaca Leinaweaver

PSTC anthropologist Jessaca Leinaweaver writes about poverty and child services custody cases.

pregnant woman in hospital gown

The Complicated Truth About C-sections

December 10, 2018 | Medium | Emily Oster

PSTC economist Emily Oster writes about c-sections and their effects on child and maternal health.

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The Top 20 Education Next Articles of 2018

December 10, 2018 | Education Next | Matthew Kraft

Research on teacher coaching by the PSTC's Matthew Kraft is named among top Education Next articles for the year.

Man stands on house roof watching approaching wildfire

Research by PSTC economist Oded Galor finds people facing major climactic turbulence take greater risks than those who enjoy relative ecological stability.

African woman gardening

The interplay between cultural assimilation and cultural diffusion plays an important role in economic development, says research by Oded Galor.

Class practices yoga and mindfulness techniques in a stress-reduction class

PSTC epidemiologist Eric Loucks leads interdisciplinary center that aims to combine outstanding research with practice.

high-rise apartment buildings

Does your zip code determine your destiny?

November 19, 2018 | KJRH | John Friedman

Research by PSTC economist John Friedman shows the difference a zip code can make in determining someone's chances of rising out poverty.

giant check mark in box

PSTC visiting scholar and economist Terry-Ann Craigie notes the overall positive effect the Ban the Box policies have had on employment for people with criminal records.