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Groves keynote speaker at MIDAS symposium, Nov 15-16: "Big Data: Advancing Science, Changing the World"

Shaefer says drop child tax credit in favor of universal, direct investment in American children

Buchmueller breaks down partisan views on Obamacare

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Gonzalez, Alter, and Dinov win NSF "Big Data Spokes" award for neuroscience network

Post-doc Melanie Wasserman wins dissertation award from Upjohn Institute

ISR kicks off DE&I initiative with lunchtime presentation: Oct 13, noon, 1430 ISR Thompson

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Michigan Population Studies Center

Graph of uninsured Americans, 2008-2014

Post-ACA changes in health insurance coverage for blacks, whites, Hispanics

Thomas Buchmueller, Helen Levy, and colleagues find reduced racial/ethnic disparities in health insurance coverage following implementation of the Affordable Care Act, particularly in states that expanded Medicaid programs.

Young couple hug

Race, social disadvantage, and young women's use of contraception

Yasamin Kusunoki, Jennifer Barber, Elizabeth Ela, and Amelia Bucek examine racial and sociodemographic differences in sexual and contraceptive behavior to untangle disparities in unintended pregnancies.

People data

Best practices for collecting criminal justice data

Michael Mueller-Smith examines how best to implement and scale-up the Criminal Justice Administrative Records System - a joint venture with the Census Bureau.

Women sewing in Nepal

Impact on children when mothers in poor rural settings begin working outside the home.

Dirgha Ghimire studies how children's educational attainment, health, and mortality are affected by women's transition to the non-family labor market in Nepal.

Online dating screening factors

Analyzing decision-making rules in online dating

Elizabeth Bruch and colleagues model mate choice as it unfolds via online dating activity data, with multiple decision stages and the potential for distinct rules at each stage.

Michigan's Population Studies Center,
established in 1961, has a rich history as an interdisciplinary community of scholars in population research and training. PSC is one of five centers within the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR). More...

PSC receives core funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (R24 HD041028) and the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).