January 9, 2018

CSDE Seminar Series

From Housing Research to Housing Policy

     When:  Friday, Jan 12, 2018 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  121 Raitt Hall

Gregg Colburn and Rebecca J. Walter, College of Built Environments, UW
Rachel Fyall, Evans School, UW
Anaid Yerena, Urban Studies, UW-Tacoma

Moderated by Lynne Manzo, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, UW

Join us on Friday for an engaging session focused on housing! Each of our expert panelists will present on their housing research, followed by a discussion of the research and its role in informing policy.

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CSDE Computational Demography Working Group: Winter Quarter Meetings

     When:  12:00-1:20 PM
     Where:  114 Raitt Hall

Join CSDE’s Computational Demography Working Group for our winter quarter meetings! This quarter we will have another set of stimulating meetings to foster interaction and exchange between students and researchers who share an interest in computational demography and beyond.

  • Thursday, Jan 25th: Connor Gilroy: “Facebook ads, demographic estimates, and sexuality in the US”
  • Thursday, Feb 8th: Ian Kennedy: “Scaling qualitative analysis of Twitter data via RShiny” 
  • Thursday, March 1st: Nathan Welch (with Adrian Dobra and Nathalie Williams): "Modeling and mapping human mobility"   
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CSDE Research & Highlights

Christine Leibbrand and Stewart Tolnay Explore Outcomes of the Great Migration for the Next Generation

During the Great Migration, African Americans left the South to seek better fortunes in other regions of the U.S., which had repercussions for both their communities and the nation. Affiliate Stewart Tolnay, Professor of Sociology, and CSDE Trainee Christine Leibbrand, graduate student in the Department of Sociology, —along with colleagues at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan—co-authored a recent study on the outcomes of the Great Migration for the children of migrants. The study, published in the December issue of Demography, looks beyond the immediate aftermath of the Great Migration to its effects on the next generation, and finds that children of African American migrants fared better than those whose parents stayed in the South.

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Emilio Zagheni Presents a Model for Estimating Subnational Mortality

Affiliate Emilio Zagheni, Associate Professor of Sociology and CSDE Training Director, co-authored a recent article that estimates subnational mortality rates using a Bayesian hierarchical model. Published in the December issue of Demography, the article presents this approach as a means of overcoming difficulties in producing reliable estimates of subnational mortality due to stochastic variation in death counts among small populations. When tested, the model produced plausible estimates and levels of uncertainty for both real and simulated data, demonstrating its potential application for research efforts focused on subregional health.

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Kam Wing Chan Addresses Beijing’s Campaign to Clear Out Migrants

Affiliate Kam Wing Chan, Professor of Geography, was quoted in a recent New York Times article on Beijing’s major campaign to oust rural migrants. This initiative has led not only to widespread evictions and the destruction of entire neighborhoods, but also to the shutdown of schools that serve migrant communities, leaving up to 15,000 children without a means of receiving education. “You are basically destroying a whole generation of children,” said Chan of the repercussions of government crackdowns on these schools.

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