January 7, 2020

CSDE Seminar Series

Fathers’ Multiple-Partner Fertility and Children’s Educational Outcomes

     When:  Friday, Jan 10, 2020 (12:30 - 1:30 PM)
     Where:  121 Raitt Hall

This Friday, Robert Pollak from the Department of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis will present his paper Fathers’ Multiple-Partner Fertility and Children’s Educational Outcomes. In the paper, Pollak and his co-authors find substantial and statistically significant detrimental effects of fathers’ multiple-partner fertility (MPF) on children’s educational outcomes. Pollak’s analysis suggests that the effects of fathers’ MPF are primarily due to selection and emphasizes the importance of unobserved parental characteristics as determinants of children’s educational outcomes.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Kam Wing Chan Addresses Growing Population of Left-Behind Children in China

China has the world’s largest elderly population—a population concern that is now leading to critical social and economic challenges in the country. Paradoxically, China also faces a growing population of ‘left-behind’ children. In a recently published paper titled “China’s Precious Children” (published in Eurasian Geography and Economics), CSDE Affiliate and Professor of Geography Kam Wing Chan finds a growing population of left-behind rural children and urban children separated from their parents. Chan finds there are now about 88 million such children who are separated from their parents, do not receive substantial education, and are left in deprived situations—these children account for nearly 40% of all Chinese children.

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Population Health Initiative – Winter 2020 Pilot Research Grants

The Population Health Initiative seeks to create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives. In support of that vision, the initiative is pleased to announce a funding call for population health pilot research grants of up to $50,000 each. Applications for this initial round of funding are due on January 31, 2020. These grants are intended to encourage the development of new interdisciplinary collaborations among investigators for projects that address critical components of the grand challenges the University of Washington seeks to address in population health.  

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NIH Feedback Needed: What are the “Research Challenges of Inclusion Across the Lifespan”?

NIH is seeking guidance from the research community about the challenges of inclusion when studying people in any context and across the lifespan. NIH focuses on clinical research and by that they also mean behavioral and social science research that involves collecting any type of information or materials from individuals. They seek advice on understanding a whole host of barriers and challenges related to inclusion across age, underrepresented populations, and vulnerable populations. Your feedback will inform NIH’s Inclusion Across the Lifespan II Workshop planned for 2020. Click here to provide your feedback.

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