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July 29, 2008

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CSDE ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPOTLIGHTS

Stat Core Workshop -- Introduction to Graphing and Plotting in R

Cori Mar, CSDE Statistics Core director, is teaching an introduction to graphing and plotting in R on Tuesday August 12, 10am to 12pm, in the CSDE computer lab (Raitt Hall room 223). This class assumes some, but not a lot of experience with the statistical programming language R (http://www.r-project.org/).

Examples of sufficient experience with R to take this class include attending one of Cori’s introduction to R classes, using R in a class, or working through the "Example R Session" at http://csde.washington.edu/courses/statcore/RIntroJan2008/


To register go to
https://csde.washington.edu/training/register/index.php

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CSDE AFFILIATE & TRAINEE NEWS

Richard Catalano is Dobb Professor

After an institutionwide nomination process, Richard (Rico) Catalano, UW professor of social work, director of the Social Development Research Group, and CSDE affiliate, has been selected to hold the Bartley Dobb Professorship for Study and Prevention of Violence. Catalano and his colleague J. David Hawkins, UW professor of social work, have developed and tested a variety of family, school and community-based preventive interventions that have reduced the rates of interpersonal violence. The fund supporting the professorship is dedicated to the study and prevention of violence, including interpersonal violence, through resolution of conflict. The late Bartley Dobb earned several degrees from UW and served as a UW librarian and teacher for 41 years.
More info is here.

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Janxin Leu’s Research Described in Northwest Asian Weekly

Janxin Leu, assistant professor of psychology and CSDE affiliate, is the lead author of a study that found that Asian American immigrants who came to the United States before they were 25 years old have poorer mental health than their compatriots who came to this country when they were 25 or older.  The study is described in the July 19, 2008, issue of Northwest Asian Weekly.  
Read the article here.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention Research -- National Institute on Drug Abuse

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-217.html  (R01)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-218.html  (R21)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-219.html  (R03)

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to advance the science of drug abuse and drug-related HIV prevention through

1) the development of novel prevention approaches,

2) the testing of novel and adapted prevention intervention approaches

3) the elucidation of processes associated with the selection, adoption, adaptation, implementation, sustainability, and financing of empirically validated interventions, and

4) the development of new methodologies suitable for the design and analysis of prevention research studies.

Programs of research are intended to provide pathways toward the discovery of population-level approaches for the prevention of drug abuse and dependence, drug-related problems (such as interpersonal violence, criminal involvement, and productivity loss), and drug related illness (such as comorbid drug and mental health problems or comorbid infections including HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C).   

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Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences -- NICHD

Title:  Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Various institutes including NICHD

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-212.html (R01)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-213.html (R21)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-214.html (R03)

The goal of this FOA is to encourage research that will improve the quality and scientific power of data collected in the behavioral and social sciences, relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

The participating NIH Institutes and Centers invite qualified researchers to submit research grant applications aimed at improving and developing methodology and measurement in the behavioral and social sciences through innovations in research design, data collection techniques, measurement, and data analysis techniques.

Research that addresses methodology and measurement issues in diverse populations, issues in studying sensitive behaviors, issues of ethics in research, issues related to confidential data and the protection of research subjects, and issues in developing interdisciplinary, multimethod, and multilevel approaches to behavioral and social science research is particularly encouraged, as are approaches that integrate behavioral and social science research with biological, physical, or computational science research or engineering.

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CALLS FOR PAPERS

PAA 2009 Annual Meeting

Population Association of America 2009 Annual Meeting
April 30-May 2
Detroit, Michigan

Call for Papers Now Available Online

The Call for Papers can be found at www.popassoc.org. Submissions are made online at the 2009 Annual Meeting Program Website http://paa2009.princeton.edu

Call for Papers (PDF)

Deadline for submissions is September 22, 2008.

Information is also available for Member-Initiated Meetings and Travel Award Applications.


PAA in Detroit
The Motor City has much to offer PAA participants in spring 2009. Besides a little business known as the auto industry, Detroit's number two export worldwide is a rich offering of sonic goods. Live music has been a prominent feature of Detroit's nightlife since the late 1940s, bringing the city recognition in the Motown sound and playing an important role in the racial integration of popular music.

At the PAA, you'll find the hotel, meeting rooms, and restaurants all under one roof. Close by is Greektown, which has authentic Greek food, ethnic pastries, and a casino. The Asian Marketplace is around the corner. Detroit's beautiful River Walk and the river itself are right outside the door. Windsor, Canada is south across the river (bring your passports). The historic General Motors car exhibit is inside the hotel complex, and we’ll arrange for tours to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, home of Historic America.

Metro Detroit's casino nightlife sizzles, even for non-gamblers. The Detroit Theatre District is the nation's second largest and the Orchestra Hall hosts the renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra. You also may be able to catch a Pistons NBA playoff game or Detroit Tigers game if they're in town.

Patty Becker, Local Arrangements Chair

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International Conference in Honour of Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen

We are pleased to inform you that an International Conference in honour of Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen will be held December 19-20, 2008, in New Delhi, on the occasion of his 75th birthday.  The conference is being jointly organized by Cornell University and the Institute for Human Development. The Conference will be inaugurated by Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, and many of the world's leading economists and social scientists will be present at the celebration. It will have three components:

  • The launch of Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honour of Amartya Sen,a festschrift by leading economists and social scientists, edited by Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur, to be published by Oxford University Press. Many of the authors will be present at the conference.
  • Three Policy Panels, on India and South Asia specific and global development issues. The panelists will be leading thinkers and policymakers from India and the World.
  • Presentations by young economists and social scientists from India and around the world. This is particularly very appropriate given Professor Sen's own devotion to his students and to young social scientists in general. The presentations will be by young researchers selected from submissions to this Call for Papers, by an international committee of assessors.

The organizers invite submissions of papers by young researchers below the age of 40 years (preference will be given to younger researchers). A detailed abstract (about 1000 words) of the paper should be sent to senconference@gmail.com by 12 August 2008. However, the submission of full papers will be preferred. The selected candidates need to submit the full papers by October 31, 2008.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Assistant Professor -- The City College of New York, Sociology

The Department of Sociology at The City College of New York, invites applications for an anticipated full-time, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level available at the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester. The successful candidate, once hired, is expected to fulfill the College's requirements with regard to research, record of publications, teaching and service to the institution.

Interested applicants can contact the Department through the ASA annual meeting employment service (pre-registration deadline is July 1). Department faculty members will be conducting interviews at the upcoming ASA meeting in Boston. Additional information about qualifications and application procedures is below.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Substantive areas of research are open, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in quantitative research.

TO APPLY 
Mail letters of applications discussing your research and teaching interests, your Curriculum Vitae, three letters of recommendation, and two samples of written work to:

Professor Gabriel Haslip-Viera 
Chair of the Search Committee 
Department of Sociology - NAC 6/125 
The City College of New York 
160 Convent Avenue 
New York, NY 10031 For more info about the dept., please see:

http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/prospective/socialsci/sociology/ 

Application deadline: August 15, 2008.

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Assistant Professor -- The University of Michigan, Sociology

The Department of Sociology anticipates making one or more tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall of 2009. The position(s) will have a university year appointment. The search is open with regard to specialization. We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated exceptional promise in sociological research and teaching. Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2008 and will continue until the positions are filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vita, three letters of reference, samples of written work, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available) to: Chair, Personnel Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, 3001 LSA, 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382.

The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Two Assistant Professors -- The University of Cincinnati, Sociology

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati seeks applicants for two tenure-track positions to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointments begin September 1, 2009, and a Ph.D. in Sociology by that date is required.

For the first position, we seek a gender scholar, with additional research and teaching interests in one or more subfields of sociology including the sociology of work, family, medical/health, social movements, urban, or social psychology.

For the second position we seek a scholar of race and ethnicity, with similar additional research and teaching interests to those noted above. The search for this latter position is part of a larger cluster hire conducted by the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, involving the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, Communication, and African and African American Studies. This faculty member will have an affiliate or joint appointment with African and African American Studies. The purpose of the cluster hire is to facilitate scholarship on issues of race and ethnicity and to enhance collaborations among faculty in these departments on projects of mutual interest.

For both positions, preference will be given to candidates with a solid publication record, experience seeking external funding, a commitment to both research and teaching, and a demonstrated potential for increasing their scholarly productivity as they approach promotion and tenure. The standard teaching load in Sociology is 2-2-2 on the quarter system, although new faculty typically carry a 2-2-1 load prior to promotion and tenure.

In addition to offering B.A. and M.A. degree programs, Sociology is a Ph.D.-granting department and houses the Kunz Center for Research on Work, Family, & Gender. As an endowed center, the Kunz Center supports faculty and graduate student research focusing on work, family, and gender issues.  Sociology is also one of ten departments affiliated with the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center (http://www.artsci.uc.edu/taft/ ), which disburses approximately $1.4 million per year in research and travel grants to faculty and students.

The University of Cincinnati is a public research university, with a diverse student body, and whose main campus is adjacent to the historic Clifton neighborhood. Cincinnati is a beautiful river city that combines the amenities of a major metropolis with a small-town cost of living. Applicants for both positions must apply online.

To apply for the first (gender) position, please submit your cover letter and vita to https://www.jobsatuc.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=65590 . To apply for the second (race and ethnicity) position, please submit your cover letter and vita to https://www.jobsatuc.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=65593. In addition, please have three letters of recommendation mailed to: Ms. Cheryl Lindsey, Recruitment Committee, Department of Sociology, PO BOX 210378, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0378 (phone: 513-556-4721; fax: 513-556-0047; e-mail: Cheryl.lindsey@uc.edu). Please do NOT send writing samples and evidence of teaching effectiveness until the recruitment committee requests these materials.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: October 15, 2008.

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Assistant Professor -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Global Health Policy

Position Summary: We seek candidates with scholarly interests in global health policy and an agenda for publishable research applying disciplinary-based concepts to policy areas related to the strengths and opportunities in the department and at UNC in global health. Examples might include child health, health and environment, population policy, or poverty reduction, among others. Such a faculty member will add global health and public policy perspectives to UNC’s emerging strength in the study of global health and infectious diseases. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to both undergraduate and doctoral teaching, contribute to other areas of the core undergraduate and graduate Public Policy curricula, and supervise Ph.D. dissertations and undergraduate honors theses. We are especially interested in candidates who can build collaborative research and teaching relationships with UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID) as well as with the Curriculum in International and Area Studies which has a core thematic focus on global health and environment.

Education Requirements: Ph.D. in Public Policy or a related social science

Qualifications and Experience: Demonstrated educational preparation and scholarly research in any global health policy area related to the strengths and opportunities in the department and at UNC in global health. Examples might include child health, health and environment, population policy, or poverty reduction, among others. Preference given to social scientists with some post-Ph.D. teaching/research experience.

Special Instructions: Interested candidates should provide 1) an application letter which describes research interests in global health policy, articulates the candidate’s teaching interests and rationale for seeking a position in an interdisciplinary public policy department, and explains how the candidate’s research and teaching expertise might fit into the broader global health community at UNC; 2) a CV; 3) 4 letters of reference; and 4) a sample of written work. All materials, except letters of reference, should be submitted online at http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers/ , keyword search: 1000960. Please send letters of reference to Global Health/Public Policy Faculty Search, Department of Public Policy, CB#3435 Abernethy Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3435. Review will begin September 15, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are particularly encouraged from women and minority scholars.

https://s4.its.unc.edu/RAMS4/details.do?reqId=1000690&type=F

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Assistant/Associate Professor -- Johns Hopkins University, International Health

The Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Social and Behavioral Interventions (SBI) Program. The position is available immediately.

Qualifications include an earned doctoral degree in a social science discipline (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology) or Public Health (with specialization in social science, or related field), and a minimum of 3 years' experience in research or practice in lower- and middle-income countries. Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of behavior change and community-based interventions at the local or national levels is an asset. A record of scholarly publication, research funding, and teaching is required. 

Responsibilities include establishing an independent research agenda through extramural funding, teaching, advising in the graduate program, and service to the community and field of public health. Research areas of interest include health behaviors associated with significant burdens of disease and disability in developing countries (such areas as malaria, HIV/AIDS, newly emerging infections, chronic disease, and accidents).

The Department of International Health leads the field in research, teaching and service on health issues relevant to lower- and middle-income countries and underserved populations. The Social and Behavioral Interventions Program is dedicated to application of social science theory and methods to the development and evaluation of behavior change and other interventions to improve health in low-income and underserved populations.

Applications should include CV, cover letter, email address, and names of three references. Please submit applications in writing to

SBI Faculty Search Committee
Department of International Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E5523
Baltimore, Maryland, 21205-2179.  

Alternatively, application materials can be emailed to Lois Gietka, Senior Administrative Coordinator, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, at lgietka@jhsph.edu.

The Johns Hopkins University actively encourages interest from women and minorities and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

http://www.jhsph.edu/dept/IH/Jobs/

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Senior Research Associate -- The Guttmacher Institute

The Guttmacher Institute is one of the nation’s leading organizations focusing on reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education in the United States and worldwide.

Position objective:  A Senior Research Associate (SRA) is responsible for leading or playing a major role in one or more research projects, including managing, planning and carrying out data collection, data analysis and report writing.  SRAs typically serve as project managers and supervise midlevel and junior staff as they assist in the implementation of research projects.

Start date:  Immediately

Position location:  New York City

Qualifications include:

  •  Doctoral degree in the social sciences or public health
  • Training and experience in some of the following areas: quantitative research methods—including survey design, fielding, data processing and analysis; qualitative research methods—including design, data collection, processing and analysis;  statistical methods; demographic methods; epidemiological methods
  • Knowledge of some aspects of sexual and reproductive health in the U.S. and/or globally, including sexual behavior, fertility, contraception, abortion, maternal health, STIs, HIV/AIDS, adolescent reproductive behavior, sexuality education, provision and costs of reproductive health services, and health care systems
  • Experience in carrying out research on some of these behaviors and services, their determinants and consequences, and related program and policy issues
  • Experience in report writing and presentation
  • Prior publication record (desirable)
  • Experience in proposal development
  • Project management and planning skills; adherence to schedules and budget
  • Efficient management and supervision of junior staff as well as timely communication with senior supervisory staff
  • Originality and creativity
  • Ability to work as part of a team; interest in working collaboratively within the Institute and with external partners; Professionalism
  • Productivity and strong organizational skills

 Responsibilities include:

  • Organize and implement project activities, including data collection and data analysis, under direction of VP for Research and Directors of Domestic and/or International Research:
  • Manage projects, including developing project activities, timelines and budgets; monitoring progress of these; coordinating project activities across divisions; orienting, training and supervising mid-level and junior staff on project work; assisting with reports to funders; and archiving completed projects
  • Participate as needed in dissemination of results from analyses done, for example by assisting with preparation of news releases, responding to media, and making presentations at briefings, seminars, and professional conferences
  • Depending on project, coordinate work with consultants, collaborating organizations, and partner agencies in the U.S. or internationally
  • Provide ad hoc assistance with short-term needs, e.g., for major reports or to assist other senior staff on presentations or other public education or liaison needs

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with experience

Benefits:  Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, 401(k), transit passes and generous time off.

Contact:  Linda Harris, The Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038; fax (212) 558-6268; applytoguttmacher@guttmacher.org.  No phone calls, please.  Only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Postdoctoral Fellowship -- Stanford University, Comparative Health Policy

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University is pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship in Comparative Health Policy for 2009-2010. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the center's program on comparative health policy while completing his or her own research. The fellow's research should focus on contemporary health or healthcare in two or more countries of the Asia Pacific. Potential topics include (but are not limited to) comparative analysis of healthcare financing and delivery; population health and burden of disease; the implications of demographic change; long-term care; and health policy processes. We welcome applications from junior scholars (PhD conferred after 2006) from a variety of disciplines, such as sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, public policy, law, health services research and related fields.

The fellow will be expected to be in residence for at least three academic quarters, beginning the fall quarter of the 2009-10 academic year. He or she will take part in center activities throughout the academic year, and is required to present research findings in center seminars. The fellow will also participate in the center's publication program and may participate in other activities at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, such as the weekly Research in Progress Seminars at the Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research. 

The fellowship carries a stipend between $42,000 and $45,000 depending on experience, with $2500 for research expenses. 

Applicants should submit two letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, and a short research statement (not to exceed six double-spaced pages) describing the research and writing to be undertaken during the fellowship period, as well as the published product that will be the result. Recent PhDs must have degree conferral by August 30, 2009.

Deadline for receipt of all materials is January 15, 2009. Address all materials and queries to: 

Karen Eggleston
616 Serra St.
Encina Hall, Room E311
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
(650) 723-9072 (voice) 
(650) 723-6530 (fax) 
karene@stanford.edu

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Post-Doc -- UC Santa Barbara, Geography, Human-Environment Dynamics in the Developing World

University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Geography, invites applications for a post-doc position in Human-Environment Dynamics in the Developing World. The Department seeks candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on compelling science questions and approaches towards observing and modeling the causes and consequences of human impacts on the environment and human adaptations to environmental change. The successful candidate is expected to have research expertise in one or more of the following skill areas: Statistical modeling, household survey design and analysis, remote sensing, and GIS. Disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged in geography and cognate fields, including demography, public health, ecology, economics, and anthropology. Applicants are welcome with interests in all thematic areas of human-environment research. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to 1) human drivers of and adaptation to climate change; 2) agricultural change, including land intensification and intensification and crop cover change; 3) population, environment and health linkages and 4) protected area conservation and human dynamics. The Department has strengths in three systematic areas: (1) modeling, measurement, and computation; (2) human-environment relations; and (3) Earth system science. Candidates should be able to support one or more of these areas in their research program.

The Department has a strong commitment to multidisciplinary research, and provides opportunities for interactions with other departments and research units on the campus, including unique facilities such as the Center for SPOT Imagery (www.spot.ucsb.edu).   Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2009 in Geography or a related field, excellent promise for quality teaching, and evidence of outstanding potential for developing a vigorous research program. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The application deadline is November 15, 2008, and the starting date is July 1, 2008. Candidates will also be considered for earlier or later starting dates. Qualified applicants should send their complete curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and names of three referees with addresses preferably by email to David Carr (carr@geog.ucsb.edu). To learn more about the department, visit our website at www.geog.ucsb.edu. University of California is an EO/AA Employer.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship -- Bowling Green State University, Center for Family and Demographic Research

The Center for Family and Demographic Research and the Department of Sociology at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) seeks one postdoctoral fellow for a one year appointment to work on Toledo Adolescents Relationship Study (TARS). The fellowship is designed to provide an opportunity to perform research and receive training in residence. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Wendy Manning, Peggy Giordano, and Monica Longmore to pursue collaborative research on the topic of intergenerational coresidence and emerging adulthood as well as initiating an independent stream of research on which the faculty will provide informal guidance. The fellow will receive a 12 month stipend plus a benefit package. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in a social science discipline with an emphasis on family and/or early adulthood by the time of the appointment. Preference will be given to those with prior experience on research projects; publication and grant activity; interests that complement those of TARS faculty; and to minority candidates. Full application materials are available at http://www.bgsu.edu/organizations/cfdr/index.html. Please email cmbihn@bgsu.edu or call (419) 372-6045 for further queries.

Application deadline is August 15, 2008 (Postmark deadline).

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

New Publication: Childbearing Trends and Policies in Europe

Results of a three-year international comparative project on “Childbearing trends and policies in Europe” were published in the online journal Demographic Research as a Special Collection on 1 July 2008. (http://www.demographic-research.org/special/7/)  

Covering 86 percent of the continent’s population, the publication consists of eight overview chapters and 19 country studies (approximately 1,200 pages). All European countries with more than 15 million inhabitants, as well as a number of smaller countries, are included. The goal of this publication is to provide readers with an informed portrayal of how almost all aspects of childbearing behaviour and values in Europe have undergone continuous change in recent decades. At the turn of the millennium in most of the countries studied, fertility was lower than ever before, families had become smaller, unions were being formed later in life, and partnership forms were varied and less stable. In addition, entry into parenthood occurred later, means of regulating fertility were changing, immigration had been modifying fertility, and the involvement of governments and other public institutions varied considerably from one country to another. Increasingly, policymakers have been voicing concerns about these developments, and the research community has been analyzing these trends and their causes. To expand upon the relatively scant existing knowledge about childbearing in the formerly state-socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, this publication devotes special attention to recent developments in those countries.

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PAA Seeking Nominations for Harriet B. Presser Award

Nominations are invited for the newly-created Harriet B. Presser Award. It will first be presented at the 2009 PAA meeting and then biennially thereafter. The Award will honor a record of sustained contribution in gender and demography.

Nominations for the 2009 award should include a concise summary of the nominee’s contributions and accomplishments (one page) as well as a CV. Nominations should be submitted by e-mail (with “Presser Nomination” in the subject line) no later than November 1, 2008 to: Paula England, Chair, (pengland@stanford.edu). Other committee members are: Nancy Folbre (folbre@econs.umass.edu); Michelle Hindin (mhindin@jhsph.edu); Jennifer Johnson-Hanks(johnsonhanks@demog.berkeley.edu); Pamela Smock (pjsmock@isr.umich.edu); Duncan Thomas (d.thomas@duke.edu).

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PRB Discuss Online: "Environmental Change: What Are the Links With Migration?"

Take part in the Population Reference Bureau’s upcoming Discuss Online: "Environmental Change: What Are the Links With Migration?"

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 1-2 p.m. (EDT)

Who: Jason Bremner, program director for Population, Health, and Environment at the Population Reference Bureau.

Where: http://discuss.prb.org. You may submit questions in advance and during the discussion. A full transcript of the questions and answers will be posted after the discussion.

There are more international migrants today than ever before, with close to 200 million people living outside their country of birth. Internal migration, the movement of people within their own country, dwarfs international migration. Increasing numbers are refugees fleeing their homeland for another country, or are internally displaced within their own country. Human migration can have rapid and complex impacts on rural and urban environments and can pose great challenges to the conservation of the biodiversity and natural resources. At the same time, environmental changes, such as drought and rising sea levels, are expected to force millions more people to migrate.

On July 30, join Jason Bremner, program director for Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) at PRB, as he answers your questions about the relationships between migration and the environment, current trends, and future migrations related to environmental change. Jason has more than 10 years of experience in PHE programs and research and spent several years studying migration and environment links in the Galapagos and Amazon regions in Latin America.

 http://discuss.prb.org

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