February 9, 2021

CSDE Seminar Series

Adding Demographic Information to Administrative Data

     When: Friday, Feb 12, 2021 (12.30 - 1.30 pm)
     Where: Virtual via Zoom

At the CSDE seminar on February 12th, CSDE Affiliate Dr. Mark Long (UW Evans), CSDE Trainee Elizabeth Pelletier (UW Evans) and CSDE Affiliate Dr. Jennifer Romich (UW Social Work) will present “Adding Demographic Information to Administrative Data”. The seminar is co-sponsored by the West Coast Poverty Center. The talk will discuss data innovations which will bring new capacity to analyze the impact of local minimum wage laws and other policy interventions on household income and program participation.

Register for the Zoom seminar here. This quarter, CSDE is recording the seminar series and posting the links on its website. Visit our site here. (read more)

CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Welcomes Four More Faculty Affiliates!

CSDE’s Executive Committee is pleased to introduce four of our new UW Faculty Affiliates:

  • Clayton AldernManaging Director, Caldern LLC. Aldern is an advisor, data scientist, and journalist with expertise in homelessness policy, climate change, machine learning, and neuroscience. His journalism has been published by The Atlantic, The Economist, Scientific American, Logic, and many others. From 2017 to 2019, he led the data analysis and program evaluation team for the homelessness programs at Pierce County, Washington.
  • Rawan ArarAssistant Professor, Department of Law, Societies, and Justice. Arar’s research focuses on the sociology of refugee migration and pushes forward debates about states, rights, and theories of international migration. Her work has appeared in the Annual Review of Sociology and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • Jeremy HessProfessor, Global Health; Emergency Medicine; Environmental and Occupational Health Science. Hess is the principal investigator of an NIH-funded grant supporting work in India on the epidemiology of extreme heat and strategies for developing, implementing and evaluating heat early-warning systems. He has led several national and international climate assessments, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation and the Sixth Assessment Report.
  • Bo Zhao Assistant Professor, Department of Geography. Zhao studies the social implications of mapping, geovisualization and/or other forms of geospatial technologies. His work has appeared in Geoforum and Annals of the American Association of Geographers. He has created a dynamic visualization of the spread of the Coronavirus, which enables users to track both the global and local trends of the Novel Coronavirus infection since Jan 21st, 2020. (read more)

CSDE Affiliate Hagopian Leads Study on Homelessness for WA State Legislature

In preparation for start of the Washington State Legislative Session this winter, CSDE Affiliate Dr. Amy Hagopian authored a report on home sharing. This work resulted from a 2019-2021 directive by the Washington State Legislature to the University of Washington School of Public Health to study and develop a report on homesharing of privately owned residencies, to serve as a strategy to reduce housing instability by increasing the supply of low-cost rentals. As defined by the National Shared Housing Resource Center, homesharing is where two or more people share a home to their mutual benefit. The legislative proviso language required an analysis of homeshare programs across the country and similar initiatives in Washington state. The idea was to learn more about barriers, successes, best practices and policies; UW analysts were charged with making recommendations to establish and sustain homeshare programs in Washington. To read the full report, click here. Public feedback is also solicited through this form. (read more)

CSDE Executive Committee Member Ornelas Quoted in Crosscut Article on Healthcare Disparities

CSDE Executive Committee Member India Ornelas is quoted in a Crosscut article titled “Seattle health workers march to expose racism as a health crisis”. Ornelas was also interviewed by KCTS9 for a segment on Hidden Barriers: The persistent disparities in accessing WA health care. To view the episode, click here. (read more)

CSDE Regional Affiliate Swanson Finds Higher Life Expectancy at Birth for the U.S. Population with Sickle Cell Disease
CSDE Regional Affiliate David Swanson finds that life expectancy at birth for the U.S. population with Sickle Cell Disease increased from 48 years in 2006 to nearly 60 years by 2016. This indicates that research has been effective in overcoming this painful, crippling condition that threatens the lives of approximately 100,000 Americans. If this research continues to be funded, Swanson argues that more improvements can be expected. For more details, see PAA’s Online Blog. (read more)

Join CSDE and UW for “Sexual Citizens” Webinar on February 22

The University of Washington and Seattle University are hosting a webinar on “Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus” on February 22 at 12.00pm Pacific Time. The event will offer an opportunity to engage with Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan, who are the authors of the book ‘Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus’. Free copies of Sexual Citizens are available through LiveWell at University of Washington and Wellness and Health Promotion at Seattle University, while supplies last. The webinar is open to the University of Washington and Seattle University communities. For details and registration, visit this link. (read more)

Attend ICPSR Webinar Series on Social Science Data #LoveData21

The International Consortium for Political and Social Research is hosting its annual Love Data Week starting Feb. 8, 2021. Details about the week’s events can be found here. The UW’s Center for Social Science Computing Resources (CSSCR) is UW’s institutional representative for ICPSR and can help with accessing their data resources. Webinar sessions that may be of interest to the CSDE community include one about COVID 19 impacts on labor force attachment on Feb. and one on the panoply of data resources and research for understanding COVID-19 impacts on Feb. 9. (read more)

*New* Applications Invited for European Doctoral School of Demography (Due April 15 2021)

Applications are now open for the European Doctoral School of Demography (deadline: 04/15/2021). The EDSD is an eleven-month sponsored program that is offered every year aiming to provide students with an knowledge base on the causes and consequences of demographic change, population data, statistical and mathematical demography, as well as modeling, simulation, and forecasting. Many of the School’s courses concentrate on strengthening the quantitative and programming skills of the students. The language of the School is English. In the 2021/22 academic year, the School will be held at two different locations. The preparatory courses (from early September to late October 2021) will be offered at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. The core courses (from November 2021 until end of July 2022) will be held at the Centre for Demographic Studies (Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics - CED) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. For more details, see here. (read more)

Register Now for PAA 2021!

PAA 2021 Registration is now open. Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • February 19, 2021: Deadline for all presenters to register.
  • February 28, 2021: Last day the early-bird rate is available.
  • March 1, 2021: Regular registration rates will be in effect.

For those who must self-pay, a hardship rate, a 30% discount off a student or regular registration fee, is available. Simply submit a request via this form and PAA will update the registration system to allow access to the hardship rate. To request the hardship rate, you must already have an account set up in the PAA registration system.(read more)


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