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As the world population doubled from 3 to 6 billion, the Center has been at the forefront of studying concurrent shifts in population dynamics. An important part of this work focuses on the interaction of population trends with the environment, with such studies ranging from Nepal to China to the Great Plains of the United States. The Center also has a distinguished tradition in studies of U.S. census trends in migration, immigration, and population shifts as they affect demographic change and racial segregation patterns. PSC researchers have played a central role in monitoring national social demographic change in authoritative census monograph studies.
Anderson, Barbara A., John H. Romani, Marie Wentzel, and Heston E. Phillips. 2013. "Recycling Behavior among Urban South Africans:The Role of Race and Social Status." PSC Research Report No. 13-790. April 2013.
Hermalin, Albert, and Deborah Lowry. 2012. "The Decline of Smoking Among Female Birth Cohorts in China in the 20th Century: A Case of Arrested Diffusion?" Population Research and Policy Review, 31(4): 545-570. PMCID: PMC3419480.
An, L., Daniel Brown, J.I. Nassauer, and Bobbi Low. 2011. "Variations in development of exurban residential landscapes: Timing, location, and driving forces." Journal of Land Use Science, 6(1): 13-32.
Jones, Malia, Anne R R. Pebley, and Narayan Sastry. 2011. "Eyes on the block: Measuring urban physical disorder through in-person observation." Social Science Research, 40(2): 523-537. PMCID: PMC3106307.
Olmstead, Alan L., and Paul W. Rhode. 2011. "Adapting North American wheat production to climatic challenges, 1839-2009." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(2): 480-485.
Hak, Sochanny, Il Oeur, John McAndrew, and John E. Knodel. 2011. "Consequences of Internal and Cross-Border Migration of Adult Children for their Older Age Parents in Cambodia: A Micro Level Analysis." PSC Research Report No. 11-745. November 2011.
Clarke, Philippa J., Jennifer Ailshire, E.R. Nieuwenhuijsen, and M.W. de Kleijn-de Vrankrijker. 2011. "Participation among adults with disability: the role of the urban environment." Social Science & Medicine, 72(10): 1674-1684. PMCID: PMC3101873.
Hartman, M.D., Emily Merchant, W. Parton, Myron Gutmann, S. Lutz, and S. Williams. 2011. "Impact of historical land-use changes on greenhouse gas exchange in the US Great Plains, 1883-2003." Ecological Applications, 21(4): 1105-1119.
Fussell, E., Narayan Sastry, and Mark VanLandingham. 2010. "Race, socioeconomic status, and return migration to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina." Population and Environment, 31(1-3): 20-42. PMCID: PMC2862006.
Kannan, S., J.T. Dvonch, A.J. Schulz, B.A. Israel, G. Mentz, James S. House, P. Max, and A.G. Reyes. 2010. "Exposure to fine particulate matter and acute effects on blood pressure: effect modification by measures of obesity and location." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64(1): 68-74.
Axinn, William, Jennifer S. Barber, and Ann E. Biddlecom. 2010. "Social organization and the transition from direct to indirect consumption." Social Science Research, 39(3): 357-368. PMCID: PMC2877213.
Anderson, Barbara A., John H. Romani, Marie Wentzel, and Heston E. Phillips. 2010. "Awareness of Water Pollution as a Problem and the Decision to Treat Drinking Water Among Rural African Households with Unclean Drinking Water: South Africa 2005." PSC Research Report No. 10-701. April 2010.
Williams, Nathalie, Dirgha Ghimire, William Axinn, Elyse Ann Jennings, and Meeta Sainju Pradhan. 2010. "A Micro-Level Approach to Investigating Armed Conflict and Population Responses." PSC Research Report No. 10-707. June 2010.
Camlin, C.S., V. Hosegood, M.L. Newell, N. McGrath, T. Barnighausen, and Rachel C. Snow. 2010. "Gender, Migration and HIV in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa." PLoS ONE, 5(7): e11539. PMCID: PMC2902532.
Frey, William H., and A. Singer. 2010. "Demographic dynamics and natural disasters: learning from Katrina and Rita." Population and Environment, 31(1-3): 1-2.
Knodel, John E., Jiraporn Kespichayawattana, Chanpen Saengtienchai, and S. Wiwatwanich. 2010. "How left behind are rural parents of migrant children? Evidence from Thailand." Ageing & Society, 30: 811-841.
Frey, William H., and Julie Park. 2010. "Migration and Dispersal of Hispanic and Asian Groups: An Analysis of the 2006-2008 Multiyear American Community Survey." PSC Research Report No. 10-722. December 2010.
Fussell, Elizabeth, Narayan Sastry, and Mark VanLandingham. 2009. "Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Return Migration to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina." PSC Research Report No. 09-667. January 2009.
Nicklett, Emily, and Sarah Burgard. 2009. "Downward Social Mobility and Major Depressive Episodes among Latino and Asian American Immigrants to the United States." PSC Research Report No. 09-668. January 2009.
Galea, Sandro, C. Hall, and George A. Kaplan. 2009. "Social epidemiology and complex system dynamic modelling as applied to health behaviour and drug use research." International Journal of Drug Policy, 20(3): 209-16. PMCID: PMC2782722.
Zellner, M.L., S.E. Page, W. Rand, Daniel Brown, D.T. Robinson, J. Nassauer, and Bobbi Low. 2009. "The emergence of zoning policy games in exurban jurisdictions: Informing collective action theory." Land Use Policy, 26(2): 356-367.
Williams, Nathalie, and Meeta Sainju Pradhan. 2009. "Political Conflict and Migration: How has Violence and Political Instability Affected Migration Patterns in Nepal?" PSC Research Report No. 09-677. May 2009.
Liaw, Kao-Lee, and William H. Frey. 2009. "Choices of Metropolitan Destinations by the 1995-2000 New Immigrants Born in Mexico and India: Characterization and Multivariate Explanation." PSC Research Report No. 09-687. August 2009.
Sastry, Narayan. 2009. "Tracing the Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Population of New Orleans: The Displaced New Orleans Residents Pilot Study." Sociological Methods & Research, 38(1): 171-196. PMCID: PMC2747749.
Robinson, D.T., Daniel Brown, and W.S. Currie. 2009. "Modelling carbon storage in highly fragmented and human-dominated landscapes: Linking land-cover patterns and ecosystem models." Ecological Modelling, 220(9-10): 1325-1338.
Wu, Xiaogang. 2009. "Household Registration, Social Exclusion, and Rural Migrants in Cities." In Socialist China, Capitalist China edited by G. Wu and H. Lansdowne. Routledge.
Ford, Kathleen, A. Jampaklay, and A. Chamratrithirong. 2009. "The Impact of Circular Migration and Remittances on Relative Household Wealth in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand." Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 18(2): 283-301.
Skop, E., B. Gratton, and Myron Gutmann. 2008. "Latinas/os (in) on the Border." In Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of America edited by by Havid́́án Rodríguez; Rogelio Saenz; Cecilia Menjívar. New York : Springer Pub. Co.
Sylvester, Kenneth M., and Myron Gutmann. 2008. "Changing Agrarian Landscapes Across America: A Comparative Perspective." In Agrarian Landscapes in Transition edited by Charles Redman and David Foster. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Sylvester, Kenneth M., and Myron Gutmann. 2008. "Dustbowl Legacies: Long Term Change and Resilience in the Shortgrass Steppe." In Agrarian Landscapes in Transition edited by Charles Redman and David Foster. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Zimmer, Zachary S., Kim Korinek, John E. Knodel, and Napaporn Chayovan. 2008. "Migrant Interactions with Elderly Parents in Rural Cambodia and Thailand." Journal of Marriage and Family, 70(3): 585-598.
Xie, Yu, Yang Jiang, and Emily Greenman. 2008. "Did send-down experience benefit youth? A reevaluation of the social consequences of forced urban-rural migration during China's Cultural Revolution." Social Science Research, 37(2): 686-700. PMCID: PMC2597845.
Oris, Michel, Muriel Neven, and George C. Alter. 2008. "Individuals and communities facing economic stress: a comparison of two rural areas in nineteenth century Belgium." In Living standards in the past: new perspectives on well-being in Asia and Europe edited by Robert C. Allen, Tommy Bengtsson, and Martin Dribe. 373-402. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Clarke, Philippa J., Jennifer Ailshire, Michael Bader, Jeffrey Morenoff, and James S. House. 2008. "Mobility disability and the urban built environment." American Journal of Epidemiology, 168(5): 506-513. PMCID: PMC2727170.
Bader, Michael, and Jennifer Ailshire. 2008. "Spatial Dynamics of the Local Built Environment in the City of Chicago: An Investigation of Data Sources and Methods." PSC Research Report No. 08-663. December 2008.
Rindfuss, R.R., B. Entwisle, S.J. Walsh, L. An, N. Badenoch, Daniel Brown, P. Deadman, T.P. Evans, J. Fox, J. Geoghegan, Myron Gutmann, M. Kelly, M. Linderman, Jianguo Liu, G.P. Malanson, C.F. Mena, J.P. Messina, E.F. Moran, D.C. Parker, W. Parton, P. Prasartkul, D.T. Robinson, Y. Sawangdee, L.K. Vanwey, and P.H. Verburg. 2008. "Land use change: complexity and comparisons." Journal of Land Use Science, 3: 1-10. PMCID: PMC2846795.
An, L., and Daniel Brown. 2008. "Survival analysis in land change science: Integrating with GIScience to address temporal complexities." Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 98(2): 323-344.
Brown, Daniel, D.T. Robinson, L. An, J.I. Nassauer, M. Zellner, W. Rand, R. Riolo, S.E. Page, Bobbi Low, and Z.F. Wang. 2008. "Exurbia from the bottom-up: Confronting empirical challenges to characterizing a complex system." Geoforum, 39(2): 805-818.
Cerda, M., D. Vlahov, M. Tracy, and Sandro Galea. 2008. "Alcohol use trajectories among adults in an urban area after a disaster: evidence from a population-based cohort study." Addiction, 103(8): 1296-1307.
Farfel, M., L. DiGrande, R. Brackbill, A. Prann, J. Cone, Samuel R. Friedman, D.J. Walker, G. Pezeshki, P. Thomas, Sandro Galea, D. Williamson, T.R. Frieden, and L. Thorpe. 2008. "An Overview of 9/11 Experiences and Respiratory and Mental Health Conditions among World Trade Center Health Registry Enrollees." Journal of Urban Health-Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 85(6): 880-909. PMCID: PMC2587652.
Galea, Sandro, M. Tracy, F. Norris, and S.F. Coffey. 2008. "Financial and social circumstances and the incidence and course of PTSD in Mississippi during the first two years after hurricane Katrina." Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(4): 357-368.
Hadleyl, C., Sandro Galea, V. Nandi, A. Nandi, G. Lopez, S. Strongarone, and D. Ompad. 2008. "Hunger and health among undocumented Mexican migrants in a US urban area." Public Health Nutrition, 11(2): 151-158.
Hall, B.J., S.E. Hobfoll, P.A. Palmieri, D. Canetti-Nisim, O. Shapira, Robert Alan Johnson, and Sandro Galea. 2008. "The psychological impact of impending forced settler disengagement in Gaza: trauma and posttraumatic growth." Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(1): 22-29. PMCID: PMC2721270.
Handal, A.J., Sioban D. Harlow, J. Breilh, and B. Lozoff. 2008. "Occupational Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy and Neurobehavioral Development of Infants and Toddlers." Epidemiology, 19(6): 851-859.
Hobfoll, S.E., D. Canetti-Nisim, Robert Alan Johnson, P.A. Palmieri, J.D. Varley, and Sandro Galea. 2008. "The association of exposure, risk, and resiliency factors with PTSD among Jews and Arabs exposed to repeated acts of terrorism in Israel." Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(1): 9-21. PMCID: PMC2802182.
Jiang, L.G., K.M. Bergen, Daniel Brown, T.T. Zhao, Q. Tian, and S.H. Qi. 2008. "Land-cover change and vulnerability to flooding near Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, China." Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 74(6): 775-786.
Nandi, A., Sandro Galea, G. Lopez, V. Nandi, S. Strongarone, and D.C. Ompad. 2008. "Access to and Use of Health Services Among Undocumented Mexican Immigrants in a US Urban Area." American Journal of Public Health, 98(11): 2011-2020. PMCID: PMC2636432.
Peterson, M.N., V. Hull, A.G. Mertig, and Jianguo Liu. 2008. "Evaluating household-level relationships between environmental views and outdoor recreation: The Teton Valley case." Leisure Sciences, 30(4): 293-305.
Schulz, A.J., S.N. Zenk, B.A. Israel, G. Mentz, C. Stokes, and Sandro Galea. 2008. "Do neighborhood economic characteristics, racial composition, and residential stability predict perceptions of stress associated with the physical and social environment? Findings from a multilevel analysis in Detroit." Journal of Urban Health-Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 85(5): 642-661. PMCID: PMC2527427.
Wang, P.S., M.J. Gruber, R.E. Powers, Michael Schoenbaum, A.H. Speier, K.B. Wells, and R.C. Kessler. 2008. "Disruption of existing mental health treatments and failure to initiate new treatment after Hurricane Katrina." American Journal of Psychiatry, 165(1): 34-41. PMCID: PMC2248271.
Frey, William H. 2008. "Race, immigration, and America's changing electorate." In Red, blue, and purple America : the future of election demographics edited by Teixeira, Ruy. :79-108. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.
Xie, Yu, Yang Jiang, and Emily Greenman. 2008. "Did Send-Down Experience Benefit Youth? A Reevaluation of the Social Consequences of Forced Urban-Rural Migration during China’s Cultural Revolution." Social Science Research, 37: 686-700. PMCID: PMC2597845.
Sylvester, Kenneth M. 2007. "Rural to Urban Migration: Finding Household Complexity in a New World Environment." In Household Counts: Canadian Households and Families in 1901 edited by Peter Baskerville and Eric W. Sager. 147-179. University of Toronto Press.
Anderson, Barbara A., John H. Romani, Heston Phillips, Marie Wentzel, and Kholadi Tlabela. 2007. "Exploring environmental perceptions, behaviors and awareness: water and water pollution in South Africa." Population & Environment, 28: 133-161.
Bhandari, Prem B., S.S. Shrestha, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2007. "Sociocultural and geographical disparities in child immunization in Nepal." Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 22(1): 43-64.
Sampson, Robert J., and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2006. "Durable Inequality: Spatial Dynamics, Social Processes, and the Persistence of Poverty in Chicago Neighborhoods." In Poverty Traps edited by Bowles, Samuel; Durlauf, Steven N.; Hoff, Karla . Princeton University Press.
Johnson, Paul C. 2006. "Joining the African Diaspora: Dynamics of Migration and Urban Religion." In Women and Religions of the African Diaspora: knowledge, power, and performance edited by Marie Griffith and Barbara D. Savage. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press.
Sylvester, Kenneth M., Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, and Myron Gutmann. 2006. "Demography and Environment in Grassland Settlement: Using Linked Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Data to Explore Household/Agricultural Systems." History and Computing, 14(1&2): 31-60.
Anderson, Barbara A., John Romani, Heston E. Phillips, Marie Wentzel, and Kholadi Tlabela. 2006. "Exploring Perceptions, Behaviors and Awareness: Water and Water Pollution in South Africa." PSC Research Report No. 06-596. April 2006.
Xie, Yu, Yang Jiang, and Emily Greenman. 2006. "Did Send-Down Experience Benefit Youth? A Reevaluation of the Social Consequences of Forced Urban-Rural Migration during China's Cultural Revolution." PSC Research Report No. 06-603. August 2006.
Frey, William H. 2006. "Diversity spreads out : metropolitan shifts in Hispanic, Asian, and black populations since 2000." .
Frey, William H. 2006. "Housing Crunch: America's Gated Regions." Milken Institute Review, Third Quarter.
Brown, Daniel, Richard Aspinall, and David A. Bennett. 2006. "Landscape models and explanation in landscape ecology- A space for generative landscape science?" Professional Geographer, 58(4): 369-382.
Wu, Xiaogang. 2006. "Socialist Workers in the Market Transition: Voluntary and Involuntary Job Mobility and Earnings Inequality in Urban China, 1993-2000." PSC Research Report No. 06-613. December 2006.
Anderson, Barbara A. 2005. "Migration in South Africa in Comparative Perspective." In Migration in South and Southern Africa: Dynamics and Determinants edited by Kok, Pieter, Derik Gelderblom, John Oucho, Johan van Zyl. Pretoria, South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council.
Gutmann, Myron, W.J. Parton, G. Cunfer, and I.C. Burke. 2005. "Population and Environment in the U.S. Great Plains." In Population, Land Use, and Environment : Research Directions edited by Paul Stern and Barbara Entwisle. Washington: National Academy Press.
Parton, W.J., Myron Gutmann, S.A. Williams, M. Easter, and D. Ojima. 2005. "The Ecological Impact of Historical Land Use Patterns in the Great Plains: A Methodological Assessment." Ecological Applications, 15(6), 1915-1928.
Knodel, John E., and Chanpen Saengtienchai. 2005. "Rural Parents with Urban Children: Social and Economic Implications of Migration on the Rural Elderly in Thailand." PSC Research Report No. 05-574. April 2005.
Biddlecom, Ann E., William Axinn, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2005. "Environmental effects on family size preferences and subsequent reproductive behavior in Nepal." Population and Environment, 26(3): 183-206.
Brown, Daniel, S.E. Page, R.L. Riolo, M. Zellner, and W. Rand. 2005. "Path Dependence and the Validation of Agent-Based Spatial Models of Land-Use." International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 19(2): 153-174.
Liu, Jianguo, and J. Diamond. 2005. "China's environment in a globalizing world." Nature, 435(7046): 1179-1186.
Beemer, Jeffrey K., Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, and Douglas L. Anderson. 2005. "Sewers in the city: a case study of individual-level mortality and public health initiatives in Northampton, Massachusetts at the turn of the century." Journal of the History of Medicine and the Allied Sciences, 28(1): 42-72.
Hembree, C., Sandro Galea, J. Ahern, M. Tracy, T.M. Piper, J. Miller, D. Viahov, and K.J. Tardiff. 2005. "The Urban Built Environment and Overdose Mortality in New York City Neighborhoods." Health & Place, 11(2): 147-156.
Frey, William H., and Kao-Lee Liaw. 2005. "Migration within the United States: Role of Race and Ethnicity." In Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, 2005 edited by G. Burtless and J. Rothenberg Pack. The Brookings Institution Press.
Fernandez, L.E., Daniel Brown, R.W. Marans, and J.I. Nassauer. 2005. "Characterizing location preferences in an exurban population: Implications for agent based modeling." Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 32(6) 799-820.