PSTC News

Candipan receives grant to investigate effects of changing neighborhood and school contexts on students over time

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.

Congratulations to our 2021 PhD Graduates!

May 6, 2021

We celebrate and congratulate the 8 PSTC trainees who received their PhDs last weekend.

Interracial Couples Have Lower Fertility Rates on Average, Qian Finds

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.

Compulsory schooling increases internal migration, Rauscher finds

April 8, 2021

"Education increased opportunities for young people, and one way it did this was by encouraging migration.” 

Charter schools decrease residential segregation while increasing school segregation, Candipan finds

March 19, 2021

“Charter schools decouple neighborhoods and schools in the sense that parents may be able to choose neighborhoods and schools independently."

PSTC celebrates faculty seed awards

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.

Global research project advances data to support communities affected by drought and land degradation

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 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Medicaid reimbursement for postpartum contraception expands young women's access to LARCs

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.

Fussell investigates the effects of natural disasters and economic turmoil on migration from Puerto Rico

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.

Celebrating PSTC staff

December 18, 2020

In 2020, we celebrated two staff milestones: Tom Alarie's 25 years working at PSTC, and Sue Silveira's retirement.

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