The list below duplicates the Section on Population listserv in the order they appear there.
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2019 05 – Population Research and Policy Review (PRPR) Special Issue
Population Research and Policy Review (PRPR) welcomes proposals from expected guest editor(s) for its Special Issue 2020. PRPR intends to publish one Special Issue (SI) each year. This SI will include around five empirical papers together with an introductory editorial that provides a more overarching (theoretical) synthesis of the individual contributions. The deadline for proposals is July 1, 2019. More information can be found at this link:
2019 05 – Registration Open! October 2019 Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science Conference
Local, national, global impacts on population health convenes October 1-4, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Co-chairs Theresa Osypuk and Elizabeth Boyle have assembled a great program featuring: interdisciplinary panels, abstract contributed sessions, and poster sessions on population health science. Don’t miss the plenary sessions to hear from IAPHS President Ana Diez-Roux, 2019 IAPHS award winners, and invited panel presenters.
Register on-line before July 1 for early-bird rates. In addition, IAPHS members with memberships current through December 2019 enjoy deep discounts. Visit the conference website for details on registration, hotels, travel, and other meeting information. Visit the membership pageto learn more about IAPHS membership.
2019 05 - Publication Announcement
Publication of Interest - Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living by Elyakim Kislev
2019 05 – RSF The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences - Wealth Inequality and Child Development: New Evidence for Policy and Practice
University of Washington
Wealth inequality—the unequal distribution of assets and debts across a population—has reached historic levels in the United States, particularly for households with children. Among households with a resident child under the age of eighteen, the increase in wealth inequality has outpaced the rise in income inequality, and such households have higher levels of wealth inequality than other household types.
Wealth inequality has multiple repercussions for the well-being of young adults, insofar as disparities in wealth increase gaps in college attendance and completion, and levels of wealth affect early adult decisions regarding marriage and fertility. Wealth is positively associated with standardized test scores for children of all ages, and wealth inequality, measured at the national level, may also negatively impact adolescent mental and physical health. The importance of wealth, however, is likely not confined to children at the cusp of adulthood or to the cognitive domain, but may operate throughout childhood in multiple domains to affect future life chances. Parental wealth could promote child well-being through multiple mechanisms, including investments in stable housing or safe neighborhoods, access to cultural capital, and the peace of mind associated with having insurance against a future job loss or health crisis. In addition, disparities in parental wealth may also influence parenting behaviors and practices and choices parents make about union formation and stability.
Outside of handful of studies on test scores, research on wealth has paid little attention to outcomes for children before they reach the age of eighteen. Moreover, scholars have rarely examined how and why trends in wealth inequality differ for child households vis-a-vis other household types. In contrast, the literature on income inequality, and its repercussions for family functioning and child well-being, is well-developed, and encompasses many areas overlooked by studies of wealth inequality.
To stimulate the academic and policy conversation on wealth inequality, this volume will examine the contours and consequences of wealth inequality for child households and for child outcomes. Our issue will feature original theoretical and empirical work that builds our understanding of the implications of wealth inequality for child development and offers insights into the most promising policies and programs to reduce wealth inequality and its potentially far-reaching effects.
Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) no later than 5 PM EST on June 24, 2019 to:
NOTE that if you wish to submit an abstract and do not yet have an account with us, it can take up to 48 hours to get credentials, so please start your application at least two days before the deadline. All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted to rsf.fluxx.io will be considered. Each paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium when the issue is published. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at firstname.lastname@example.org and not to the email addresses of the editors of the issue.
A conference will take place at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City on February 21, 2020 (with a group dinner the night before). The selected contributors will gather for a one-day workshop to present draft papers (due a month prior to the conference on 1/21/20) and receive feedback from the other contributors and editors. Travel costs, food, and lodging for one author per paper will be covered by the foundation. Papers will be circulated before the conference. After the conference, the authors will submit their revised drafts by 4/20/20. The papers will then be sent out to three additional scholars for formal peer review. Having received feedback from reviewers and the RSF board, authors will revise their papers by 9/2/20. The full and final issue will be published in the summer of 2021. Papers will be published open access on the RSF website as well as in several digital repositories, including JSTOR and UPCC/Muse.
2019 05 – Call for Papers - Panel Study of Income Dynamics Annual User Conference 2019
Deadline for submissions: 3 June 2019
Conference dates: 12–13 September 2019
The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Science Foundation, announces a call for papers for the 2019 PSID Annual User Conference.
The conference welcomes submissions on any topic, from researchers in any field, that use data from PSID or its supplements—the Child Development Supplement, the Transition into Adulthood Supplement, the Disability and Use of Time Supplement, the Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study, or the Wellbeing and Daily Life Supplement.
The submission deadline is 3 June 2019. A total of 20 to 25 papers will be accepted for the conference, either for presentation or as posters. The conference will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 12–13 September 2019. Travel and lodging expenses will be available for one author per accepted paper. Meals will be provided to all conference participants.
2019 04 – Participate in a survey on credibility and use of preprings
The Center for Open Science seeks participants for a 20 min survey on the credibility and use of preprints (whether you post them or not): grad students, postdocs, researchers, faculty. Info: email@example.com. PI: Brian Nosek. IRB, etc. https://virginia.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3kFU2er17VY5uLP.
2019 04 – Publication of interest: "Scholarly Communication in Sociology"
An introduction to scholarly communication for sociology, intended to help sociologists in their careers, while advancing an inclusive, open, equitable, and sustainable scholarly knowledge ecosystem. By Philip Cohen https://opensociology.pubpub.org/pub/scis
2019 03 – Applications Invited for JHSB Editorship
Application Deadline: April 30
Applications are invited for the editorship of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
The official term for the new editor (or co-editors) will commence in January 2020 (the editorial transition will begin in July 2019) and is for a minimum of three years (until December 2022), with a possible reappointment of up to an additional two years. ASA encourages applications from both sole editors and editorial teams.
The deadline for applications is April 30, 2019.
Interested candidates are encouraged to review the full call for applications at http://www.asanet.org/research-and-publications/journal-resources/asa-editorships/JHSB2019.
2019 03 – Call for Research: Population Research and Policy Review
Population Research and Policy Review is now accepting research briefs. More information is at this link.
ABSTRACT: This editorial is aimed at promoting the new series of Research Briefs in Population Research and Policy Review. These shorter, more data-centric articles complement the longer and more conceptually organized research articles published in the journal. Other major demography and population science journals, as well as interdisciplinary journals that feature demographic research, provide opportunities for this type of publication. We are very excited to offer this option for submissions to PRPR. This new publication type presents scholars working within and across different social science disciplines a new outlet for publishing demographic research that is innovative and policy relevant but does lend itself to a full-length article.
2019 03 – Climate Change, Human Migration and Health: Integrating social and environmental data to accelerate innovative science
University of Colorado Boulder
May 20-21, 2019
Organized by CU Population Center, Earth Lab, IUSSP Panel on Migration-Climate-Health
Climate change is influencing human migration patterns, while also impacting human health. Innovations in the integration of social and ecological data are essential to move forward these critical research frontiers, as well as to investigate other human dimensions of global environmental change. This conference will move forward understanding of successes, challenges and the potential of social and ecological data integration. Participation by both social and natural scientists is essential in this endeavor.
Since 2008, an average of 26.4 million people per year have been displaced from their homes by natural disasters -- an estimated one person every second. Recent IPCC reports suggest some extreme events will become more intense as global temperatures warm. Human movement in response to climate extremes have critically important implications for human health in both sending and receiving regions as new health challenges emerge and health systems are increasingly taxed. Climate change also has documented impacts, itself, on human health such as increased heat-related deaths.
During this 2-day conference, Day 1 will open with inspirational speakers reviewing innovations, challenges and needs in socio-ecological data integration with a focus on climate change as related to migration and human health. Afternoon research panels and a poster reception will provide important empirical examples. Day 2 will offer flash research sessions as well as topically-focused working groups aimed to set research agendas, build collaborations, and/or work toward high-impact scientific publications.
Applications are required to ensure adequate space and to identify key thematic areas for working groups. Limited funds are available to support travel expenses. In your submission, please include your CV and describe your interest in the conference including its relation to your research agenda or interests. If interested in presenting your research, please also include an extended abstract. Also please note if funding is required. Participants and presenters will be selected based on research alignment with conference objectives, quality of abstract. Attention will also be paid to maintaining a diversity of representation by discipline, geography, career stage and socio-demographics.
Submit materials by March 18th, decisions will be made by March 22nd.
Questions? CUPC Director: Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu
Application to CUPC Program Manager: Marisa.Seitz@colorado.edu
This conference is supported and organized by the University of Colorado Population Center, the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, as well as CU Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science, Grand Challenge and Earth Lab. The conference is also supported by Grant 5R13HD078101‐03 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and has benefited from the NICHD‐funded University of Colorado Population Center (Project 2P2CHD066613-06) for research, administrative and computing support. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government
2019 03 – 2019 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
Founded in 1963, the ICPSR Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis for students, faculty, and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. The ICPSR Summer Program is world-renowned for its premier quality of instruction, fun learning environment, and unparalleled networking opportunities.
For those needing to learn a specific methodological technique in just a few days, the Summer Program offers more than 40 short workshops, including:
- Social Science Data and Model Visualization in R (May 16-17, Houston)
- Introduction to Mixed Methods Research (June 12-14, Chapel Hill)
- Qualitative Comparative Analysis (June 17-19, Ann Arbor)
- Multilevel Modeling in the Social Sciences (June 17-21, Chapel Hill)
- Statistical Methods for Sociogenomics and Behavioral Epigenomics (July 1-3, Salt Lake City)
- Advanced Topics in Dynamic Panel Models (July 2-4, Vancouver)
- Structural Equation Models and Latent Variables: An Introduction (July 22-26, Ann Arbor)
- Machine Learning: Uncovering Hidden Structure in Data (July 29-August 2, Berkeley)
- Latent Class Analysis in Social Science Research (August 5-9, Berkeley)
Held at the University of Michigan, the Summer Program’s Four-week Sessions provide an immersive learning experience—think “summer camp for social scientists”! Participants in our First (June 24 - July 19) and Second (July 22 - August 16) Sessions can choose from more than 40 courses, including regression, Bayesian analysis, longitudinal analysis, game theory, MLE, SEM, causal inference, machine learning, multilevel models, race/ethnicity and quantitative methods, and more.
Scholarships are available for students in sociology, public policy, and education. Scholarships are also available to graduate students from under-represented groups.
2019 02 – Publication announcement
Loretta E. Bass, Pop Section member, guest edited a special issue of the journal, Societies Without Borders, on the theme, Social Inclusion, Global Migration and Human Rights. Her lead article is entitled, “Social Inclusion in a Context of Global Migration." This is an open-access journal, so all articles are free. The URL is as follows: https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/swb/vol12/iss2/
Volume 12, Issue 2 (2018) – Social Inclusion, Global Migration, and Human Rights, Societies Without Borders
Struggles over Universal Human Rights
Brian K. Gran PhD
Struggles over Universal Human Rights
Brian K. Gran PhD
Social Inclusion in a Context of Global Migration - Introduction
Loretta E. Bass PhD
Immigrant Voices: How do patterns of expressive forms of civic engagement differ across immigrant generation?
Renee Stepler PhD and Hiromi Ishizawa PhD
Determinants of Open Attitudes towards Foreign Nationals in Japan
Shigemi Ohtsuki PhD
Radical Right-Wing Parties in Western Europe and their Populist Appeal: An Empirical Explanation
Peter Doerschler PhD and Pamela Irving Jackson PhD
Sorting out Concern: European Attitudes Toward Human Trafficking
Jennifer Cheek M.S. and Lindsey Peterson PhD
2019 02 – Panel Discussion and Reception at PAA on Community-Engaged Research
Population Health Reception: The Perils and Promise of Community Engaged Research
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
JW Marriott, Brazos 206
If you are interested in hearing about population health research, please plan to attend this panel discussion and reception at the PAA Annual Meetings in Austin, TX. The panel discussion is entitled “Population Health Reception: The Perils and Promise of Community Engaged Research.” Organized by Christine Bachrach and Dawn Upchurch, it will feature comments by Mark Hayward, Professor of Sociology and Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, Lourdes Rodriguez, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Place-Based Initiatives, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, David Vlahov, Associate Dean of Research, Yale School of Nursing, and Rachel Kimbro, Professor of Sociology, Rice University. There will be plenty of time for networking, refreshments, and a lively audience discussion. Click here for a flyer and the generous sponsors who are supporting this event.
2019 02 – PSID Data User Training Workshop
June 10-14, 2019, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, its special topics modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. The workshop pairs morning instructional sessions led by experienced PSID researchers and staff with afternoon guided lab sessions in which users construct their own analytic data files.
The workshop is open to predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, college and university faculty, and professional researchers. Admitted predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows may request to be considered for a stipend to help with travel and housing costs. All applications received by April 12 will be given priority for enrollment.
Learn more about the workshop and apply to participate through the ICPSR Summer Program at https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/courses/0217.
Support is provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.2019 02 – The National Science Foundation - new funding opportunities & open letter
The National Science Foundation has issued two solicitations recently that may be of interest to some members of your section (see below). In addition, the Assistant Director (head) of the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate, Arthur Lupia, has issued an open letter concerning opportunities for members of the social science community, which is attached.
Growing Convergence Research (GCR). Full proposal deadline 5/8/2019. https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505637
ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions: Full proposal deadline 5/15/2019. https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383
2019 02 – Puerto Rico’s Population before and after Hurricane Maria Special Issue of Population and Environment
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Guest Editor: Fernando I. Rivera, Director, Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida
On September 20, 2017 Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, which severely damaged the power, water, and transportation infrastructure of the island and left residents struggling to meet their basic needs. This disaster occurred in the context of a decade-long financial crisis, which severely hampers disaster recovery efforts. The scholarly response to the controversy over the death toll from Hurricane Maria has exposed the scarcity of population data and the challenges involved in collecting new data or analyzing existing administrative data or vital records. Many questions remain unanswered as a result, such as: How many Puerto Ricans have relocated to the continental US?; Where are they living?; Will they return to Puerto Rico?; What are the health and living conditions of Puerto Rico’s residents?; and the list goes on. The goal of this special issue is to assemble demographic knowledge about Puerto Rico’s population before and after Hurricane Maria that may prove useful as scholars, policy-makers, and others as they design plans to recover from Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis.
For this special issue, we seek empirical papers about Puerto Rico’s population, both before and after Hurricane Maria, although manuscripts should position their analyses to speak to that event. These might include, for example, an assessment of Puerto Rico’s demographic and economic data; past hurricanes and/or migration to the U.S. from Puerto Rico or elsewhere; analyses of new or existing data that reveal unique insights about the disaster; the impact of the disaster on Puerto Rico’s environment and its consequences for livelihoods or human wellbeing; etc… In January 2010, Population and Environment published a Special Issue titled, Demographic Dynamics and Natural Disasters: Learning from Katrina and Rita, which was guest edited by William H. Frey and Audrey Singer, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11111-009-0100-6 That Special Issue includes articles whose topics that would be of potential interest for this one, although any manuscript that treats population and environment issues in Puerto Rico is within the scope of the Special Issue on Puerto Rico.
Population and Environment is the sole social science journal focused on interdisciplinary research on social demographic aspects of environmental issues. The journal publishes cutting-edge research that contributes new insights on the complex, reciprocal links between human populations and the natural environment in all regions and countries of the world. Quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods contributions are welcome. Population and Environment has several submission categories which are described fully on the website: 25-page empirical research articles; 15-page research briefs; and 20-page review articles. Consult the website for instructions for authors and submission procedures.
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019. Please submit questions prior to this deadline to Fernando Rivera (Fernando.Rivera@ucf.edu), Guest Editor of this Special Issue, or Elizabeth Fussell (Elizabeth_Fussell@brown.edu), Editor-in-Chief. Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with Population and Environment guidelines available in the journal or at www.springer.com. Manuscripts should be uploaded to the journal’s website Editorial Manager and authors should select the category “Puerto Rico & Maria”.
2019 02 – The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science pre-conference workshop
The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science announces its first pre-conference workshop, to be held October 1, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Traversing Divides: Interdisciplinary Research in Population Health and Health Disparities will provide an orientation to the value of interdisciplinary collaboration, challenges inherent in interdisciplinary work, and skills and resources that facilitate interdisciplinary success in population health science. This this NIH- and RWJF-funded workshop is held in conjunction with the IAPHS 2019 Conference.
The workshop is open to scientists training and/or working in any field that contributes knowledge relevant to understanding the causes of health disparities at multiple levels of analysis. Students must have completed at least two years of post-baccalaureate training in a discipline. Enrollment is limited to facilitate the success of small-group activities. Applications will be accepted here through May 5, 2019 and applicants will be notified by the end of June. Funding to defray travel costs is available on a limited basis.
2019 02 – Call for Proposals: 2019 NCFR Annual Conference
Submit your proposals by March 4 for the 2019 Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), the premier professional association forunderstanding and strengthening families through interdisciplinary research, theory, and practice.
The 2019 NCFR Annual Conference is planned for Nov. 20–23 at the beautiful Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. NCFR invites scholars and practitioners from across family-related disciplines and career levels to submit proposals for papers, posters, symposia, lightning papers, and more.
Submit proposals online by March 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. There is no proposal submission fee, and you may submit multiple proposals as first author.
2019 01 – RSF Summer Institute in Biological Approaches in the Social Sciences
The co-organizers and principal faculty are Greg Miller, Thomas McDade, and Emma Adam (Northwestern University). The first summer institute will take place at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (adjacent to Chicago) from June 10 to 14, 2019. The program accepts about 30 participants. Most participant costs during the institute, including housing and most meals, are covered, and travel expenses are reimbursed up to a set cap.
The workshop will consist of a week-long series of didactic lectures, small-group breakout sessions, and hands-on laboratory exercises. Attendees will (1) develop an understanding of the conceptual basis for integrating the social and biological sciences, (2) become acquainted with the basic units of biology – genes, cells, and organs – and how they function, (3) learn basic physiology of the nervous, autonomic, endocrine, cardiometabolic, and immune systems, and (4) gain familiarity with methods used to measure and analyze human biological processes, and critically evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.
This Institute is intended to provide broad training in human biological systems, with the goal of helping attendees conduct in-depth process research linking social context, biology, and human capital. This focus is distinct from RSF’s Summer Institute on Social Science Genomics, which is devoted more specifically to theories, methods, and statistical expertise required to integrate genetics into social science research.
The target audience is post-doctoral fellows and untenured faculty within 10 years of the Ph.D., although we are open to applications from advanced doctoral students. There are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment.
Priority will be given to candidates whose applications demonstrate (1) research excellence that is appropriate to their career stage, (2) a serious commitment to launching a biosocial research program, which (3) dovetails with RSF research priorities in Social Inequality, Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, and Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration.
All application instructions and requirements are listed in the PDF announcement (located on the main Summer Institutes webpage).
Inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 01 - Otis Dudley Duncan Award (Book Award)
Deadline for Nominating: February 22, 2019
The Sociology of Population section is now soliciting nominations for the Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award. The Otis Dudley Duncan Award will be presented to the author(s) of a recent book that has made significant contributions to social demography. Books published in the last three calendar years (2017-2019) will be considered. Self-nominations are accepted. Please send a letter of nomination with a brief description of the book and its contribution to the field of Social Demography by email to the committee chair, with copies to the other committee members. Nominators should also request copies of the book from the publishers to be sent to all four committee members. Nominations and books should be sent by February 22, 2019. Jennifer Van Hook, chair, Penn State University. email@example.com. 706 Oswald Tower. University Park , PA 16802. Jennifer Bratter. Rice University. firstname.lastname@example.org. Department of Sociology Rice University 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005 Yong Cai, University of North Carolina, email@example.com, Sociology Department, Room 155 Hamilton Hall, 102 Emerson Dr., Chapel Hill NC 27599-3210. Shannon Cavanagh. University of Texas at Austin. firstname.lastname@example.org. Department of Sociology University of Texas at Austin CLA 2.708F Austin, TX 78714-1008
2019 01 - Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population (Published Article Award)
Deadline for Nominating: February 22, 2019
The section is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population Award. The award recognizes an outstanding published article in demography or population studies. To be eligible, articles must have a 2017, 2018, or 2019 publication date. Nominations should include name of author(s), title of the article, date of publication and a brief statement explaining the significance of the work and its contribution to the sociology of population. You may submit your own work or on behalf of someone you believe has made an outstanding contributions to the sociology of population. Please send an electronic copy of the nominating letter(s) and article by email to members of the selection committee by February 22, 2019.
Nominations can also be submitted through SocArXiv, by uploading the paper to the archive and sending an email with the link to the award committee. For instructions, see this tutorial: http://bit.ly/2y7hHn3. You only need to follow Step 1, "Sharing your paper," to generate the link for submitting a nomination.
Sarah Hayford, chair. email@example.com
2019 01 – ASA Awards
Honor our colleague’s achievements to the entire association and discipline and consider nominating someone for an ASA Award.
The following is a list of ASA awards and a link to the nomination call:
- Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award
- Dissertation Award
- Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology
- Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award
- Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
- Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues Award
- Jessie Bernard Award
- Public Understanding of Sociology Award
- W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award
Learn more about ASA’s Awards at www.asanet.org/awards.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/513269492153460/
2019 01 - 2019 UM Genomics for Social Scientists Workshop
Applications are due February 15, 2019
Researchers from the University of Michigan invite you to apply to the 3rd annual Genomics for Social Scientists workshop, held Ann Arbor, MI June 17-21, 2019. The purpose of this NIA funded workshop is to familiarize researchers with genetic data and provide instruction on how to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. This one-week genomic data workshop will focus on providing hands-on training for researchers working at the intersection of genetics and social science research, using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) as a model. Using tutorial versions of the HRS core survey data and HRS genetic data files, the workshop will instruct on several current methods of genomic analyses. Lectures will also discuss issues surrounding collection of samples, working with labs, ethics, and collaboration with biological experts. A key component of this workshop is the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration among attendees, with University of Michigan investigators, and invited course instructors.
This course is designed to primarily benefit researchers who already have experience conducting statistical examinations of behavioral traits, but who may have little or no genetic or biological training. Investigators interested in a better understanding of genomic analysis as it applies to social and behavioral science research are encouraged to apply.
For more information on how to apply, available travel stipends, and curriculum, please visit: https://hrs.isr.umich.edu/genomics-workshop
2019 01 - Call for Papers, Puerto Rico’s Population before and after Hurricane Maria
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Special Issue of Population and Environment
Guest Editor: Fernando I. Rivera, Director, Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida
On September 20, 2017 Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, which severely damaged the power, water, and transportation infrastructure of the island and left residents struggling to meet their basic needs. This disaster occurred in the context of a decade-long financial crisis, which severely hampers disaster recovery efforts. The scholarly response to the controversy over the death toll from Hurricane Maria has exposed the scarcity of population data and the challenges involved in collecting new data or analyzing existing administrative data or vital records. Many questions remain unanswered as a result. The goal of this special issue is to assemble demographic knowledge about Puerto Rico’s population before and after Hurricane Maria that may prove useful as scholars, policy-makers, and others as they design plans to recover from Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis.
Submission Information: Refer to the call for papers posted on the journal website: https://www.springer.com/social+sciences/population+studies/journal/11111
Submit questions prior to submission to Fernando Rivera (Fernando.Rivera@ucf.edu), Guest Editor of this Special Issue, or Elizabeth Fussell (Elizabeth_Fussell@brown.edu), Editor-in-Chief. Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with Population and Environment guidelines available in the journal or at www.springer.com. Manuscripts should be uploaded to the journal’s website Editorial Manager and authors should select the category “Puerto Rico & Maria”.
2019 01 - The Fifth Annual Berkeley Formal Demography Workshop
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Special Emphasis Topic: Migration, to be held Monday-Friday, June 3-7, 2019 at the University of California campus. Join us for an educational program designed to train the next generation of population researchers in the methods in formal demography. This week-long program, with funding by NICHD R25HD083136 at Berkeley consists of three days of hands-on training followed by two days of research presentations by invited faculty. The workshop is targeted to advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors and other early career researchers. We are particularly interested in supporting underrepresented minorities. Those studying aspects of migration, health disparities, economics, sociology and/or public health will particularly benefit, but those with other interests should also apply. Financial Support: Trainees’ expenses for materials, lodging and meals will be covered. Need-based support for travel is available. We regret that we cannot cover travel from outside the United States. DEADLINE: March 1, 2019. Application materials and more information about the program and formal demography can be found on the Workshop website: http://www.populationsciences.berkeley.edu/population-center/programs/formal-demography. For more information, contact Dr. Leora Lawton, Executive Director, Berkeley Population Center, at Popcenter@demog.berkeley.edu, or 510-643-1270.
2019 01 – 2019 Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods
Application Deadline: February 18, 2019
Migration Research Methods (SIMRM)
Co-sponsored with the Carnegie Corporation of New York
Next SIMRM: June 10-15, 2019.
The 6-day Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods helps to train early career researchers in best-practices and in methodologies particularly relevant to the study of immigration and migrant populations. The 2019 institute will focus on: (1) ethics and best practices for mixed methods research design; (2) estimating causal relationships in research on immigrants and immigration policy; and (3) the use of administrative and linked, longitudinal data sources to study change over time and across generations. The institute will also include sessions on professionalization, including how to increase the impact of research by translating findings for policy discussions and the public.
View 2019 Summer Institute Announcement (PDF) - incl. application requirements
Note: Due to an oversight in 2018, job posting were not updated on this section website. An attempt will be made to retrieve this information and post it here. Starting in January 2019, normal posting will resume.
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