June 28, 2021
We checked in with the 2020-2021 T32 fellowship recipients to find out about their current research.
May 10, 2021
“This project aims to contribute new knowledge about how racial/ethnic segregation in neighborhoods and schools relates to mental health and academic persistence from childhood to early adulthood,” Candipan explained.
May 6, 2021
We celebrate and congratulate the 8 PSTC trainees who received their PhDs last weekend.
April 16, 2021
PSTC sociologist and Associate Director Zhenchao Qian has co-authored a new article in Journal of Marriage and Family examining the fertility rates of American interracial couples.
April 8, 2021
"Education increased opportunities for young people, and one way it did this was by encouraging migration.”
March 19, 2021
“Charter schools decouple neighborhoods and schools in the sense that parents may be able to choose neighborhoods and schools independently."
March 4, 2021
Four PSTC faculty associates have received Research Seed Awards for projects on the effects of COVID-19 on marginalized communities and on transit in developing countries.
February 26, 2021
“My collaborators and I hope that this project will strengthen country-level Land Degradation Neutrality and drought resilience data, decision-making, and policies towards achieving a key component of the United Nations...
February 5, 2021
Expanded access to long-acting reversible contraception helped increase the use of effective postpartum contraception in an age group that is more likely to have closely spaced, higher-risk repeat pregnancies.
In the News
This opinion piece by David Brooks cites PSTC sociologist David Lindstrom's work on Mexican immigrant integration.
June 25, 2021 | The New York Times | Emily Oster
The New York Times profiles PSTC economist Emily Oster's research on reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Jake Carlson explains why housing is a social good, and proposes the creation of a Social Development Housing Authority, which would convert distressed real estate into permanently affordable...
April 23, 2021 | Healthline | Diana Grigsby-Toussaint
PSTC epidemiologist Diana Grigsby-Toussaint comments on how racist practices such as redlining have made it more likely that communities of color live in areas with less green space and more air pollution, which may lead...
PSTC sociologist Andrew Schrank comments on how President Biden's economic initiatives will benefit older Americans.
PSTC postdoctoral research associate Meghan Zacher comments on the long-term mental and physical health effects of the pandemic.
March 4, 2021 | The New York Times | H. Jacob Carlson
PSTC/S4 Postdoctoral Research Associate Jake Carlson proposes the creation of a new federal agency, the Social Development Housing Authority, as a way of creating affordable housing for tenants.
February 19, 2021 | The New York Times | Katherine A. Mason
PSTC anthropologist Kate Mason discusses the Pandemic Journaling Project, an outlet for Americans to reflect on the pandemic while contributing to anthropological records.