March 6, 2018

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Lightning Talks & Poster Session

     When:  Friday, Mar 9, 2018 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  Green A - Research Commons in Allen Library South

Join us on Friday for an opportunity to meet CSDE graduate students, who will share their cutting-edge research and latest demographic insights. Five of the newest members of UW’s population science community are eager to connect their work across disciplines, and translate their findings for basic and applied research impact.

  • Francisca Gomez Baeza, Sociology
  • Roy Burstein, Global Health
  • Iffat Chowdhury, Economics
  • Nikki Eller, Health Services
  • Peiran Liu, Statistics
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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE to Host Jennifer Utrata as Burkhardt Fellow

Beginning this fall, CSDE will host Jennifer Utrata as an American Council of Learned Societies Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow for Recently Tenured Scholars. Utrata, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Puget Sound, is interested in how economic and cultural transformations shape gender and intimate relationships in families. Utrata received one of only 10 nationwide Burkhardt fellowships, which support long-term projects in the humanities and social sciences. CSDE looks forward to welcoming Dr. Utrata into our community of population scientists.

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Claus Pörtner Examines Child Health in India by Place of Residence

Affiliate Claus Pörtner, Associate Professor of Economics at Seattle University, co-authored a recent article that examines the relationship between child health and place of residence in India. In the article—published in the February issue of Demography—the authors discuss the strong negative association between child health and residence in slums, which becomes apparent when wealth or observed health environment is held constant. 

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Jacob Vigdor Discusses Challenges for Workers Who May Lose Their Jobs to Automation

Affiliate Jacob Vigdor, Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, was quoted in a recent Tacoma News Tribune article addressing how about 40% of the workforce in Thurston County could be replaced in the event that their jobs become automated. Of the 103,320 workers in Thurston County, 40,610 have jobs with a high likelihood of becoming automated.

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