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Trainees Participate in RWJF Health Policy Research Scholars Program

January 14, 2020

Ogunbajo and Agbai are current scholars in this prestigious program from RWJF.

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Fussell addresses disaster recovery and climate crisis through population research

December 18, 2019

Elizabeth Fussell has received recent attention for her research on inequality in post-disaster recovery, as well as on migration trends amid rising sea levels. 

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PSTC to co-sponsor United Nations conference on forced displacement

December 12, 2019

In January 2020, the PSTC will co-sponsor the inaugural conference of the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement, in U.N. City, Copenhagen.

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Migration Working Group supports PSTC scholarship in migration

December 9, 2019

“The group has been able to foster intellectual community around migration and build on strengths in migration studies through productive exchange of work.”

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Gutmann's book sheds light on masculinity myths

November 20, 2019

A pervasive view of males as uncontrollable animals not only sells them short, but may encourage problematic practices.

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Honors for Oded Galor

November 14, 2019

Galor's work has been influential in building economists' understanding of the relationship between inequality, growth and human evolution.

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Papay and Kraft explore troubling effects of late teacher hiring

November 6, 2019

Students learn less when teachers are hired after the start of the school year.

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Schrank on rebuilding labor power in the postindustrial U.S.

November 1, 2019

Explores the decline of union power, alternative representation options, and the increasingly unequal distribution of power.

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Savitz Honored for Outstanding Service and Distinguished Leadership

October 28, 2019

Savitz’s service has helped the National Academy of Medicine serve the nation and the international community.

In the News

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PSTC Faculty Associate Matthew Gutmann debunks the myth that biological determinism drives and explains human male violence.

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PSTC Alum Andrea Mazzarino considers the effects of war on children's education.

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Why Do We Have to Go to School?

December 12, 2019 | Vermont Public Radio | Emily Rauscher

PSTC Associate Emily Rauscher answers children's questions about school.

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PSTC Associate David Savitz receives prestigious honor.

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"The Opportunity Atlas: Mapping the Childhood Roots of Social Mobility," a study coauthored by Economist John Friedman.

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The Problem with Boys

October 7, 2019 | BBC Radio | Jayanti Owens

Why are boys failing at school? What can be done about it? And, can experts agree on root causes? Jayanti Owens provides commentary based on her education and gender research.

Red and blue boxes

Jesse Shapiro provides insight on political polarization.

Partly filmed at the PSTC, Economist Emily Oster reveals key data points that challenge conventional parenting wisdom.