- CSDE ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPOTLIGHTS
- CSDE AFFILIATE & TRAINEE NEWS
- FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
- CALLS FOR PAPERS
- EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
- OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
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
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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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Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention Research -- National Institute on Drug Abuse
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
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Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences -- NICHD
Title: Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and
Various institutes including
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
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.
Deadline for submissions is September 22, 2008.
Information is also available for Member-Initiated
Meetings and Travel Award
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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.
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.
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.,
Application deadline: August 15,
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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.
of Michigan is supportive
of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative
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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
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
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.email@example.com). Please do NOT send writing samples and evidence of
teaching effectiveness until the recruitment committee requests these
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.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Public Policy or a related social
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.
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.
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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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
actively encourages interest from women and minorities and is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer.
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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
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
Start date: Immediately
Position location: New
- Doctoral degree in the social sciences or public
- 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;
- Productivity and strong organizational skills
- 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
- 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
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)
No phone calls, please. Only
those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship -- Stanford University, Comparative Health Policy
The Walter H.
(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:
616 Serra St.
Encina Hall, Room E311
(650) 723-9072 (voice)
(650) 723-6530 (fax)
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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 (email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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, (email@example.com). Other
committee members are: Nancy Folbre (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Michelle Hindin (email@example.com);
Pamela Smock (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Duncan Thomas (email@example.com).
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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
Who: Jason Bremner, program director
for Population, Health, and Environment at the Population Reference Bureau.
You may submit questions in advance and
during the discussion. A full transcript of the questions and answers
will be posted after the discussion.
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
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