January 4, 2017

CSDE Seminar Series (NEW LOCATION)

Author Meets Critic: Charles Hirschman and Mark Long

     When:  Friday, Jan 6, 2017 (12:30 - 1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  University of Washington, Communications 120

From High School to College: Gender, Immigrant Generation, and Race-Ethnicity

Today, over 75 percent of high school seniors aspire to graduate from college. However, only one-third of Americans hold a bachelor’s degree, and college graduation rates vary significantly by race/ethnicity and parental socioeconomic status. If most young adults aspire to obtain a college degree, why are these disparities so great? In From High School to College, Charles Hirschman analyzes the period between leaving high school and completing college for nearly 10,000 public and private school students across the Pacific Northwest.

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CSDE Classes

CSDE 502: Learn to Deal with Your Data

     When:  Winter Quarter 2017

Getting your data in shape to do the statistical analysis is typically 90% of the time and effort of data analysis. CSDE 502 Population Proseminar is a 2-credit course designed to fill the curriculum gap between methods courses that emphasize study design and statistics courses that teach statistical analysis. It focuses on applied methods for data preparation and will introduce the following topics using Stata and R: data management and documentation, data cleaning and variable creation, sampling and complex survey design,

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Kam Wing Chan Analyzes China’s Urbanization Plan with Forbes

Kam Wing Chan, CSDE Affiliate and UW professor of geography, recently spoke with Forbes magazine about China’s plans for urban development. Chan observed that its current process of urbanizing rural residents is too slow, noting that the policy makers leading the initiative in China will need to change their mindsets in order for the plan to truly succeed. Check out the full article below for more insight on China’s planned development.

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Michelle O’Brien Works with CSDE Alumni in Mekong Development Research Group

CSDE fellow Michelle O’Brien participated in the 2016 Mekong Development Research Group workshop, facilitated by Kim Korinek (Univ. of Utah) and UW Sociology & CSDE alumna, Lina Svedin (Univ. of Utah), and Jennifer Turner (Wilson Center). The workshop focused on engaging with policy-makers and highlighted social science research from around the Mekong region. Michelle worked with research teams on many topics, from human trafficking in Myanmar to the problems facing aging ethnic minorities in China and Thailand.

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Demography Events

Conferences & Calls for Papers


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