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Stelios Michalopoulos receives distinguished scientific award for social sciences

August 19, 2019

PSTC Faculty Associate Stelios Michalopoulos received the distinguished scientific award for social sciences as part of the Bodossaki Foundation’s Scientific Prizes for 2019.

Harsher punishment leads to more suspensions for black kids

July 29, 2019

Elementary schools discipline black students more harshly than white students, leading to a considerable racial gap in expulsion and suspension, according to a new study published by PSTC Associate Jayanti Owens.

Four PSTC associates named endowed chairs by the Corporation of Brown University

July 22, 2019

Four PSTC faculty associates were named endowed chairs by the Corporation of Brown University in May.

Long-acting contraception use increases, short-interval births decrease with new Medicaid reimbursement program

July 8, 2019

PSTC Postdoc Maria Steenland examines a Medicaid reimbursement policy's impact on long-acting contraception use in South Carolina.

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Population Research Seed Awards call for proposals

June 26, 2019

The PSTC is now accepting applications to develop collaborative population-related projects. Applications due July 15.

"Grandparents, Moms, or Dads? Why Children of Teen Mothers Do Worse in Life"

June 13, 2019

PSTC Faculty Associate and Professor of Economics Anna Aizer publishes new findings on long-term outcomes of children born to teen mothers.

Dennis Hogan Receives Honor from PAA

June 12, 2019

PSTC Faculty Associate Dennis Hogan was recently named an Honored Member of the Population Association of America in recognition of his contributions to the field of demography.

Zhang and Owens at the 2019 PAA Annual Meeting.

Two PSTC associates win PAA poster awards

June 11, 2019

Congratulations to PSTC Faculty Associate Jayanti Owens and PSTC Alumna Xuan Zhang for their PAA Poster Awards.

The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University.

PSTC graduating trainees to begin new positions

June 11, 2019

From the Federal Reserve Bank to the University of Michigan, PSTC postdoctoral fellows and graduating trainees will be putting their population studies training to work.

In the News

A study led by Associate Professor Matthew Kraft, which found text messages sent to parents of elementary school children helped encourage children to take part in literacy activities during the summer months, was...

Current research led by PSTC Sociologist Michael White is referenced for its work advancing the understanding of how migration and urbanization impact population health in South Africa.

Economist Emily Oster addresses the practicalities and logistics of parenting and working.

An analysis led by PSTC Associate Jayanti Owens found that different treatment of black and white students accounted for half of the racial gap in school suspensions and expulsions among 5- to 9-year-old children.

A new study by PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology David Lindstrom finds that Mexican immigrants are learning English and regularly interacting with non-Mexicans at higher rates, the Pacific Standard reports.

The practice of personalized learning is the latest ed-tech trend out of Silicon Valley. Associate Professor Matthew Kraft believes the new education model's claims to transform schools are exaggerated, he tells The...

Economics Professor Jesse Shapiro coauthors new research that shows difference in language used online by Republicans and Democrats when discussing mass shootings.

New parents are given a lot of rules to follow, but little guidance for how to decide what is most important, writes Economics Professor Emily Oster in The Atlantic.