April 11, 2017

CSDE Seminar Series

Population Research Discovery Seminar: Elizabeth Cooksey

     When:  Friday, Apr 14, 2017 (12:30 - 1:30 PM)
     Where:  University of Washington, Raitt 121

The Amish in the 21st Century

The Amish are well known for their distinctive dress, restricted use of modern technology, a continued reliance on the horse and buggy for local transportation, maintenance of their Pennsylvania German dialect, and a strict adherence to a rural-based lifestyle. They are also known for their high levels of fertility.  In the preface to his 2001 book The Riddle of Amish Culture, Donald Kraybill writes that the Amish story is “a fascinating tale of traditional people navigating their way through the swirling rapids of modern life.” The Amish are not only a draw for tourists,

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CSDE Workshops

R Programming for Sample Size Calculations

     When:  Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 (12:00 - 2:30 PM)
     Where:  University of Washington, Savery 121

This workshop is an introduction to programming (e.g., writing functions and using loops) in the open source statistical language R using the context of simple sample size and power calculations. It requires previous experience with R and RStudio.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Amelia Gavin Explores Link between Forced Intercourse and Birth Weight

Amelia Gavin, CSDE Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Social Work at UW, recently published research examining the association between maternal early life forced sexual intercourse, offspring birth weight, and socioeconomic status. The study used a life-course framework to analyze how, if at all, early forced intercourse worked alongside adolescent health behaviors to impact birth weight. The results suggest some influence. Given underweight infants’ heightened risk of adverse conditions throughout life, the study’s findings underscore the importance of preventing behavioral risks in the first place.

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Reminder: RSVP for CSDE’s Reception at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA)

CSDE is pleased to host a reception at Buddy Guy’s Legends for those traveling to PAA 2017. The event will have light appetizers, drink tickets, and cover waived for the 9:00 PM show. We welcome CSDE fellows, students, affiliates, alumni, supporters, and friends! Please RSVP below by 4/21.

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Kam Wing Chan Warns of Chinese Real Estate Bubble

Kam Wing Chan, CSDE Affiliate and Professor of Geography at UW, recently spoke with The Sydney Morning Herald about Chinese urban architecture and urbanization. Chan, a leading expert on population change in China, cautions of a real estate bubble forming in the country. To read the full story and learn more about China’s population trajectory, visit the link below.

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