January 30, 2018

CSDE Seminar Series

The Uptick in Income Segregation: Real Trend or Random Sampling Variation?

     When:  Friday, Feb 2, 2018 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  121 Raitt Hall

Andrew Foster, Department of Economics, Brown University

This week, CSDE has invited empirical microeconomist Andrew Foster to share his findings on the effects of sampling variation and bias on apparent trends in income segregation.

Recent studies have reported a reversal of an earlier trend in income segregation in metropolitan regions, from a decline in the 1990s to an increase in the 2000-2010 decade.  This finding reinforces concerns about the growing overall income inequality in the U.S. since the 1970s. Yet the evidence may be systematically biased to show an upward trend because the effective sample for the American Community Survey (ACS) is much smaller than it was for Census 2000, to which it is being compared.  

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Call for Applications: Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods

The Graduate Training Program at CSDE is accepting applications from students looking to train in demography and qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods. The certificate program is the academic pathway to advanced interdisciplinary training in population science, in addition to discipline-based courses of study. The deadline to submit applications is 5pm on February 12, 2018.

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UW graduates

Submission Deadline Extended for CSDE Lighting Talks & Poster Session

CSDE invites students to submit a project abstract for this winter’s Trainee Lightning Talks and Poster Session, as part of the CSDE Seminar series “Next Population Science Insights.” Selected trainees will introduce their project via lightning talks and continue the conversation over posters. This is a great opportunity to showcase your research to an excitingly diverse set of colleagues from across the university, make new connections with scholars working in similar areas, and celebrate your continued development as a strong demographic researcher. The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 7th, 2018

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CSDE Lightning Talks

UW Ranks Fifth in the Nation for Social Science Research Funding

According to rankings recently released by the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the University of Washington—which in FY 2016 had over $38.6 million in social science funding—is number five on the list of academic institutions for Federal Social and Behavioral Science R&D. 

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Sylvan Grove at UW

Kyle Crowder Discusses New Book, “Cycle of Segragation”

Affiliate and Professor of Sociology Kyle Crowder was recently interviewed by Colorlines about his new book, “Cycle of Segregation,” which he co-authored along with fellow sociologist Maria Krysan. In the book, Crowder and Krysan—Professor and Department Head of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago—take a critical look at the systems that continue to reinforce residential segregation five decades following the passage of the Fair Housing Act. 

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