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Thompson says US prison population is 'staggeringly high' at about 1.5 million, despite 2% drop for 2015

Levy et al. find Michigan's Medicaid expansion boosted state's economy while increasing number of insured

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Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at noon:
Decline of cash assistance and child well-being, Luke Shaefer

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2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

NIH funding opportunity: Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations (R01 and R21), open Jan 2017

Russell Sage 2017 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, June 18-July 1. Application deadline Feb 17.

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Michigan Population Studies Center

Nepali migrants preparing to leave for for Qatar

How conditions of international migrant workers impact their children

Dirgha Ghimire leads a new migrant survey component of the FAMELO, comparing working conditions, remittances, and family communication for Nepali migrants to Gulf and non-Gulf States.

Work meeting from above.

Disadvantage in STEM occupations

Erin Cech leads a national study of the interactional, organizational, and professional mechanisms that may contribute to the disadvantage of underrepresented groups in STEM professions.

Two men and a baby.

Child development in same-sex couple families

Narayan Sastry and Paula Fomby lead this project to add data to PSID's Child Development Supplement on children whose primary caregiver is in a same-sex union.

Cigarette, broken in half, next to e-cigarette

Is nicotine really what most teens vape?

Recent analyses by Richard Miech, Megan Patrick and colleagues challenge the common assumption that teen e-cigarette users generally inhale tobacco/nicotine. They found that most teens reported vaping just flavoring, with nicotine use a distant second at 13% among 8th graders and about 20% among 10th and 12th graders.

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.

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).