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Call for PSTC Summer Research Awards, 2019

April 7, 2019

The PSTC is accepting applications for summer research awards in 2019. All PSTC graduate student trainees are eligible.

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Jackson awarded NIH grant to examine public investments on child well-being

March 1, 2019

PSTC sociologist Margot Jackson to produce the first research to comprehensively examine the effects of public investments on inequality in family behavior and child well-being.  

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Mexico-U.S. migration from the Mexican perspective

February 1, 2019

Series features top Mexican migration scholars providing current research findings and perspective on the future of Mexico-U.S. migration.

Kevin Mwenda presents Aditi Singh with her certificate of completion for the GIS Institute

GIS and improving maternal health

January 28, 2019

GIS Institute participants present research with a GIS perspective.

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.

PSTC accepting applications for postdocs

December 13, 2018

Review of applications for postdocs in data science and population studies begins January 11.

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.

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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.

In the News

San Francisco traffic

Brown Economics Professor Matthew Turner provides insight on congestion pricing.

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Gender Inequality in China

February 26, 2019 | CSCC Podcasts | Yun Zhou

PSTC Postdoc Yun Zhou discusses gender inequality in China, particularly the implications of the one-child policy and its repeal.

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PSTC epidemiologist David Savitz comments on a new study on the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides.

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Barriers to Black Progress

February 13, 2019 | City Journal | Glenn Loury

PSTC economist Glenn Loury discusses the persistence of racial inequality in the U.S. with Jason Riley at a Manhattan Institute event.

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A High-Crime Neighborhood Makes It Harder To Show Up For School

February 13, 2019 | NPR | Julia Burdick-Will (alum)

"Kids who are supposed to be walking along streets with higher rates of violent crime are more likely to miss school," says Julia Burdick-Will, sociologist at Johns Hopkins University and a former PSTC postdoc.

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The NYT cites research by PSTC economist John Friedman, noting neighborhoods explain "most of the geographic variation in upward mobility."

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Article cites study by PSTC economist Anna Aizer that finds youth who are imprisoned are less likely to finish school, more likely to offend again.

Justine Hastings speaks during a Brookings Institute panel

State and Local Policymaking, Panel 1

January 31, 2019 | C-SPAN | Justine Hastings

PSTC economist Justine Hastings participated in a Brookings Institute forum on evidence-based policymaking.