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.
January 22, 2021
Fussell hopes that by developing a longitudinal data set from 2000 to 2020, she will better understand how the 2006 and 2017 disasters influenced migration from Puerto Rico to the U.S.
December 18, 2020
In 2020, we celebrated two staff milestones: Tom Alarie's 25 years working at PSTC, and Sue Silveira's retirement.
December 18, 2020
The PSTC colloquia moved online for most of 2020.
In the News
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.
February 5, 2021 | EducationWeek | Diana Grigsby-Toussaint
PSTC epidemiologist Diana Grigsby-Toussaint comments on why communities of color may be less likely to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
PSTC economist John Friedman comments on why traditional stimulus payments aren't as effective during the pandemic.
January 11, 2021 | Forbes | Neil Thakral
In the context of consumer confidence, PSTC economist Neil Thakral explains how the speed at which the CARES Act stimulus payments are distributed impacts their potential to stimulate the economy.
December 8, 2020 | Boston Magazine | Joseph Hogan
PSTC sociologist John Logan describes the history of both informal and legally binding racial segregation between neighborhoods.