Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

February 15, 2019

CSDE Affiliates Co-Author Two Minimum Wage Ordinance Studies

UW News recently featured two studies about Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance conducted by research teams replete with CSDE Affiliates. One paper, published in the Social Work and Society International Online Journal, found that more than half of Seattle’s child care businesses were affected by increased labor costs. Co-authors include CSDE Affiliates Heather D. Hill and Scott W. Allard, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Jennifer Romich, School of Social Work,

Tim Thomas’s Report on Disproportionate Evictions of Black Residents Featured in Multiple Media Outlets

CSDE Affiliate Tim Thomas, Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute & Department of Sociology, heads the UW Evictions Project and is the lead researcher for a report recently released by Washington State’s Democratic legislators in support of legislation aimed at redressing the housing crisis.

The study looks at evictions across Washington and finds that they disproportionately affect women and people of color. Researchers determined that 1 in 11 black King County residents were evicted between 2004 and 2017.

Rebecca Rebbe, Joe Mienko, and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar Publish Papers on Prenatal Substance Exposure and Child Protection

A team of CSDE scholars featuring trainee Rebecca Rebbe, Social Work, Affiliate Joe Mienko, Senior Research Scientist at Partners for Our Children, Social Work, and Affiliate Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has just published two articles on prenatal substance exposure and child protection. Both papers use population-based linked administrative data, specifically birth, hospital discharge, and child protective services (CPS) records.

The first paper, “Child protection reports and removals of infants diagnosed with prenatal substance exposure,”

What Lies Ahead: The Long-Term Impacts of Rising Disaster Costs on Social Inequality

James R Elliott, Professor of Sociology at Rice University, will discuss newly published findings on how rising natural disaster costs drive rising social inequality over individual lifetimes, and the extent to which federal disaster assistance is exacerbating rather than reducing this social problem. Longitudinal data come from approximately 3,400 randomly selected Americans drawn from the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics who experienced varying degrees of local disaster damage in their counties of residence during 1999-2013.

Multiple Positions in King County, 2020 US Census

In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.

These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted!

February 14, 2019

Consider Applying to the Upcoming IAPHS Pre-Conference Workshop on Interdisciplinary Research in Population Health and Health Disparities

This one-day workshop on 10/1/2019 will provide an orientation to the value of interdisciplinary collaboration, challenges inherent in interdisciplinary work, and skills and resources that facilitate interdisciplinary success in population health science. Funded by a grant from NICHD, the PI, Christine Bachrach (University of Maryland) worked closely with several co-investigators including three CSDE Affiliates: Sara Curran, CSDE Director and Professor of International Studies, Sociology & Public Policy, Anjum Hajat, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and David Takeuchi,

February 12, 2019

The Seattle Times Features Jennifer Otten’s Study on Minimal Wage Ordinance and Childcare Costs

CSDE Affiliate Jennifer Otten, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Services, was lead author on a study that found that childcare facilities’ labor costs increased after the wage hikes. She looked at payroll data from 2014 and 2016 for about 200 businesses, surveyed 41 childcare directors three times, and interviewed 15 directors. Otten found that more than half saw their costs increase, often raising tuition and cutting staff hours or jobs as a response.

Assistant Professor, Population/Development Studies

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen is looking for an Assistant Professor in Population/ Development Studies. The Faculty of Spatial Sciences consists of approximately 100 members of staff, 100 PhD students and around 1000 undergraduate students. We focus on high quality teaching and research in the fields of social and economic geography, demography, and spatial planning. With a single collective research theme of ‘towards Wellbeing, Innovation and Spatial Transformation’

February 11, 2019

Call for Papers: Internal Migration as a Driver of Regional Population Change in Europe: Updating Ravenstein


Call for Papers

Special Issue of the Journal on: Internal Migration as a Driver of Regional Population Change in Europe: Updating Ravenstein

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 29 March 2019.

See attached pdf for the full call for papers.

Call for Papers: Internal Migration as a Driver of Regional Population Change in Europe: Updating Ravenstein

Feb 11, 2019

  When: Nov 30,

Meet Dr. Chuan Liao at CSDE after “Spatial Science of Human-Environment Systems for Sustainable Development” Talk

UW’s Geography Department is hosting Dr. Chuan Liao’s visit and talk entitled “Spatial Science of Human-Environment Systems for Sustainable Development” on Thursday, 2/14/2019, 3:30-5:00 PM in ECE 026. On Friday, 2/15/2019, CSDE is hosting a meeting with Dr. Liao at 11:30 AM-12:00 PM in 114 Raitt Hall. CSDE affiliates, scientists, and students are welcome to join us for both events and learn more about his research.

Dr. Chuan Liao holds a PhD in natural resources from Cornell and is now an assistant professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State.

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