China's one-child policy change

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Following China's recent change to the one-child policy, PSTC Visiting Fulbright Scholar Yuan Ren spoke on NPR about the impact of the change. In "China: A Common Thread in Conversations About Policy, Economy, Environment," he discussed the importance of the policy shift in light of gender imbalance and the aging Chinese population as well as the potential negative effects of a shrinking labor force on the Chinese economy.

(Distributed December 14, 2015)

Race defined on the U.S. Census

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The U.S. Census reports on but also has helped to shape information about population and race in the United States. "How the U.S. Census Defines Race," published by The Smithsonian, cites the work of PSTC Associate and Professor of Anthropology and Italian Studies David Kertzer on the politics of race and ethnicity in the census.

(Distributed December 9, 2015)

HIV and armed conflict

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – New research shows that HIV incidence in sub-Saharan African countries generally spikes during the five years leading up to armed conflict. In "Study: HIV Spreads More Quickly As Armed Conflict Looms," PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Epidemiology Mark Lurie, a senior author for the study, said the "research points to a need to better understand the factors behind conflict because it has been identified that HIV incidence is likely to increase leading up to it." Read more.

(Distributed December 7, 2015)
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