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Addressing data, natural disasters, and effects on older adults

July 20, 2018

PSTC Faculty Associate Elizabeth Fussell examines use of data to analyze environmental disasters and their consequences for older adults.

Meghan Caven

Caven named Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellow

July 19, 2018

PSTC Trainee Meghan Caven will teach a course on Schools and Social Inequality at Wheaton College this year.

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Bouek wins ASA's Thompson Award

July 11, 2018

PSTC Trainee Jennifer Bouek has won the 2018 ASA's Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award.

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PSTC hosts Leadership Alliance students

June 21, 2018

Three students to do research and be mentored at the PSTC this summer.

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Immigrant naturalization, divorce, and early childhood centers

June 20, 2018

Trainees Tate Kihara, Janet Carolina Lopez, and Haoming Song presented their research at the GIS Institute Conference.

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Newsletter recaps PSTC research and awards

June 18, 2018

Catch up with the latest in the Spring 2018 edition of the PSTC newsletter.

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Do you do population research?

June 5, 2018

The PSTC is now accepting applications to develop collaborative population-related projects. Applications due June 10.

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BIARI kicks off at Brown and in Kenya

June 4, 2018

PSTC faculty associates convene Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) on campus and across the globe.

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PSTC faculty associates receive University promotions

June 1, 2018

Several PSTC faculty associates are being promoted by Brown University, effective July 1.

In the News

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Anthropologist Jessaca Leinaweaver writes about the 2020 Census citizenship question and the possibility of doing demography without numbers.

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Economist John Friedman finds students of good teachers are less likely to experience teen pregnancy, more likely to go to selective colleges, and later earn more.

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What do Indian women give up for safety?

August 6, 2018 | Live Mint | Girija Borker

Women in India pay more, travel farther, and attend lower ranked colleges in order to stay safe, says study by PSTC alum Girija Borker.

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Instructional coaching for teachers improves instructional practice and student achievement, says PSTC associate Matthew Kraft.

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You can’t find reliable diet advice in the news, says PSTC economist Emily Oster. And the studies are themselves subject to significant bias.

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PSTC economist Glenn Loury examines the statistical model used for Harvard admissions.

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The census is becoming a political tool, says sociologist John Logan in regard to the proposed citizenship question.

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Widespread use of PFAS means new contamination sites are “almost inevitable,” says PSTC epidemiologist David Savitz.