Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Quantitative Social Sciences

Posted: 7/5/2017 (Employment)

The Department of Geography and Environmental Science is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join a multi-disciplinary team working on the ESRC funded research project, entitled: ‘Son preference and sex selection against females in the UK: Evidence, causes, trends and implications’. (2017 – 2020; Grant Ref: ES/N01877X/1).

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated research scientist with a strong background in quantitative/statistical methods. The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will work closely with Dr Sylvie Dubuc (PI on the project, Department of Geography and Environmental Science) and support the development of the research project, analysing family childbearing dynamics with respect to gender/son preferences among specific Asian communities in the UK. In collaboration with Prof M. Unnithan (Anthropology, Sussex), the project uses mixed methods and an inter-disciplinary approach combining secondary data analyses of available demographic data from various sources and a qualitative analysis of inter-generational family dynamics within British Asian communities. Project partners include the Department of Health (UK government) and the ETHOX centre of Oxford. Through the engagement of a variety of stakeholders the project seeks to provide the best evidence-based knowledge on son preference and its implications, including prenatal sex-selection to inform policies promoting gender justice.

More information is available below.

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Deadline: 07/13/2017

Location: University of Reading