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Graduating PSTC trainees secure placements

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Six PSTC trainees have completed their degrees at Brown, along with the PSTC’s demography training requirements, and successfully navigated the job market. Three will be assuming tenure-track teaching positions, one is continuing research as a postdoctoral fellow, and two have taken positions at RTI International. Read more.

(Distributed May 26, 2016)

Information overload for pregnant women

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Pregnant women may engage in risky behavior because information overload clouds what is really important, according to a new Australian study. In "Pregnant woman risk health due to 'information overload,'" Associate Professor of Economics Emily Oster empathizes with women confused by many pregnancy guidelines. She recommends doing pelvic floor exercises, finding a trustworthy doctor or midwife, and not smoking.

(Distributed May 25, 2016)

Blacks gain in life expectancy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The life expectancy gap between blacks and whites in the U.S. has narrowed in recent years, bringing it to the smallest in history. Former PSTC Postdoc Andrew Fenelon, now a researcher with the National Center for Health Statistics, says in "Black Americans See Gains in Life Expectancy" that the narrowing of the gap is due in part to decreases in homicide rates and AIDS deaths among blacks as well as increases in drug overdoses among whites. Read more.

(Distributed May 23, 2016)

Residential segregation paper wins S4 award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Trainee Benjamin Bellman has been awarded the S4 Graduate Student Paper Prize for his paper on residential segregation. Bellman, a PhD candidate in Sociology, presented his paper, "Slicing the Pie: Occupational and Residential Stratification in Nineteenth Century Philadelphia," during the fourth annual S4 Graduate Student Lecture and Reception held at the PSTC on May 13. Read more.

(Distributed May 19, 2016)
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