November 9, 2021

CSDE Seminar Series

When the Safety Net is a Nurse: Organizational Care Work in the Context of State Retrenchment

     When:  Friday, Nov 12, 2021 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Virtual on Zoom

This week, we will be hosting CSDE Affiliate and Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, LaTonya Trotter. Dr. Trotter will present her research on the work expected of nurse practitioners, relative to that of physicians, and the implications of this broader responsibility load for both patients and providers.

You can register for this seminar HERE. To check out all the upcoming topics and register for future seminars, visit our website.

This even is co-sponsored with the Population Health Initiative.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Welcomes Four New External Affiliates!

Throughout the year, CSDE reviews applications from demographers working at other universities, as well as those working in the private and public sectors. These affiliates are keen to engage with CSDE's scholarly community. As external affiliates they are able to access our computing resources (including data and software) and online seminars or workshops, consults with our scientific staff, and collaborate easily with CSDE's UW faculty on research projects. Non-UW demographers interested in affiliating with CSDE can click here to apply. This quarter, we welcome four new external affiliates:

  • Rob Kemp - Senior Forecast Analyst at the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Dr. Kemp's research interests include demography measurements and methods as well as migration and settlement.
  • Tiffany Pan - Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California - Santa Barbara. Dr. Pan earned her PhD in Biocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington in 2019, and is an alumna of the CSDE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program. Her research is centered around the health of people and populations.
  • Deleena Patton - Research Manager at the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Dr. Patton's research areas include child and family well-being, maternal/child health, public assistance, child welfare, and early childhood development. She provides research and evaluation services to DSHS, other state agencies, and policymakers using integrated administrative data in order to improve the lives of Washingtonians.
  • Bryan Sykes - Chancellor’s Fellow, the Director of Graduate Studies, and an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law, & Society at the University of California - Irvine. Dr. Sykes’ research focuses on demography (fertility and mortality), criminology, population health, mass imprisonment, social inequality, and research methodology.
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Raftery and Co-Author Extend Probabilistic Population Forecasting in Recent Publication

In early October, CSDE Affiliate Adrian Raftery and UW Colleague Hana Ševčíková published an article in the International Journal of Forecasting, available in full HERE. Their research sought to extend the UN probabilistic population forecasting model into the very-long-term by combining that statistical approach with expert review and elicitation. Their projections suggests that world population growth will not stabilize until the 22nd century.

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Darroch and Colleagues Release Estimated Effects of Cuts to Family Planning Funding on Fertility Outcomes

CSDE Affiliate Jacqueline Darroch and her colleagues at the Guttmacher Institute have recently released estimates of the effects of a policy change in the UK that sharply reduced funding for international development. In this report, available in full HERE, the authors estimate impacts of the cuts for family planning on funding levels, contraceptive use, unintended pregnancies, unplanned births, abortions and maternal deaths. They find that the potential impacts are quite large.

The estimates were also published alongside a description of the estimation sources and methodology.  This is part of a larger body of work under Guttmacher’s Adding It Up (AIU) project.  In addition to total and regional estimates of needs and impacts of investment in sexual and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries, data for 132 countries are also now available.

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Highlighting Three Recent Publications by Swanson and Co-Authors

CSDE Affiliate David Swanson has recently published two articles in Population Research and Policy Review and another in Canadian Studies in Population. The first two, co-authored with Jack Baker and Jeff Tayman, evaluate the accuracy of the Hamilton-Perry Population Projections for census tracts (available HERE) as well as a synthetic-adjusted version of this method (available HERE). The third article, co-authored with Lucky Tedrow and available for open access HERE, discusses equalities and inequalities in life tables, identifying two new inequalities related to life expectancy.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Workshop: Introduction to the Northwest Federal Statistics Research Data Center (NWFSRDC)

The Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) network is comprised of Census-managed secure computing labs within top educational and research institutions across the country where qualified researchers conduct approved statistical analysis on non-public data. These data are collected by various government agencies (Census Bureau, NCHS, BEA, BLS, SSA, etc.) and made available to local researchers through agreements with federal statistical agencies. Examples of the kind of data available include confidential records from the Census, IRS, Bureau of Labor Statistics or National Center for Health Statistics, providing researchers with unique opportunities to answer pressing questions about how individuals and households make decisions over time and across space. These data are hard to access and create special challenges, but the Northwest FSRDC (NWFSRDC) and CSDE have the resources for you to navigate these complexities. Joining the workshop will help you better understand the opportunities presented by this resource, the challenges, and how NWFSRDC and CSDE can help you!

This workshop will give a general introduction to- the data available in the University of Washington's NWFSRDC, some examples of work done with different kinds of data, and the process of requesting access to this data.

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CSDE Computational Demography Working Group Hosts Amanda Cox, Data Editor of The New York Times

This week, Amanda Cox will join the CDWG Meeting to speak about her work in data visualization at The New York Times. She joined The Times' graphics department in 2005, making charts and maps for the paper and its website. Since 2016, she has been the editor of The Upshot section, which offers an analytical approach to the day’s news. Cox is one of the top data visualizers in the world, as measured by surveys, Malofiej awards, or repeat conference invitations.

Join this meeting on Wednesday, 11/10/2021, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM PT via THIS Zoom link.

CDWG meets via Zoom; its calendar of events can be found here.

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Call for CSDE Proposals: Population Research Planning Grants

CSDE has funds available to provide a variety of forms of support for affiliates submitting grants from now through this summer. This might include funding for hiring an RA (quarterly or hourly), hosting or hiring consultants from inside or outside UW, hiring CSDE scientific staff, acquiring data sets, organizing a mini-workshop or writing retreat, or many other possibilities!  One key restriction, however, is that funds cannot be used for faculty salary support or course buyout.

Applications are rolling, and CSDE's core leadership will review proposals every two weeks until the funds are exhausted. Early applications are encouraged!

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NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Issues Notices for Social Sciences

Several call for applications or program updates from the NSF have been tagged for interest among social scientists. These include:

  1. Invitation to attend the SBE Advisory Committee Meeting December 2nd and 3rd from 12:00 to 5:00 (EST). Registration in advanced required.
  2. Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS): Innovative Solutions to Climate Change
  3. Designing Accountable Software Systems (DASS)
  4. Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS)
  5. National Artifical Intelligence Research Institutes Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce
  6. Navigating the New Arctic (NNA)
  7. Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (STC)
  8. Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

If CSDE's teams can be of help with your research planning or an application, please let us know. You can submit your interest and plans to the proposal planning form or contact Steve Goodreau with a request for  advice (goodreau@uw.edu).

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