Urban Inequality workshop assesses new opportunities

December 20, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A recent workshop hosted by the PSTC brought together more than 40 social scientists from across the country to discuss the best ways to utilize newly available data on historical censuses as well as more recent census records. The workshop, "Urban Inequality: Longitudinal, Multilevel, and Spatial Approaches," highlighted breakthroughs on issues related to urban inequality and segregation and addressed some challenges in working with data. 

Professor of Sociology John Logan, who organized the event, and several PSTC alumni and former postdocs presented at the workshop on issues including new data sources, contemporary segregation, neighborhood change, and data and methodological issues. Other presenters addressed health, historical segregation, residential mobility-instability, urban form/expansion, and crime and delinquency. 

The event was co-sponsored by the PSTC, SSRI, S4, the Department of Sociology, and CSREA.