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Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

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International Research Projects by Country

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Bolivia

Food systems dynamics and nutritional impacts in the transitioning Global South (Jones) 2015-2017.

Cameroon

Environmental Governance, Forests and Logging Concessions: The Effects of Institutional Complexity of Forest Systems, Cover and Change in Central Africa (Brown) 2007-2013.

China

Interfirm Relationships and Business Performance (Cai) 2014-2016.

Residential Segregation and Locational Attainments among Migrants to Shanghai: A Spatial Perspective (Xu) 2013-2014.

LCLUC SYNTHESIS: Forested Land Cover and Land Use Change in the Far East of the Northern Eurasia Under the Combined Drivers of Climate and Socio-Economic Transformation (Brown) 2012-2017.

PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) Collaborative Research and Training in Social Context, Population Processes, and Environmental Change (Axinn) 2007-2014.

Congo

Environmental Governance, Forests and Logging Concessions: The Effects of Institutional Complexity of Forest Systems, Cover and Change in Central Africa (Brown) 2007-2013.

Dominican Republic

Supplement #1: Channeling Remittances Toward Human Capital Accumulation (Yang) 2011-2013.

Egypt

Cross-National Analysis of Islamic Fundamentalism (Thornton) 2009-2015.

El Salvador

Channeling Remittances toward Human Capital Investment in Central America (Yang) 2013-2014.

Supplement #1: Channeling Remittances Toward Human Capital Accumulation (Yang) 2011-2013.

Germany

Expanding International Microdata Access: Linked German Survey and Administrative Data (Levenstein) 2013-2016.

German Federal Employment Agency Agreement (Levenstein) 2011-2016.

Global

Cross-National Data on Early Life Conditions and Older Adult Health in Low, Middle and High Income Countries: A Pilot to Examine Data Quality (McEniry) 2012-2013.

Prediction and Control: Global Population, Population Science, and Population Politics in the Twentieth Century (Merchant) 2012-2013.

Global Status Hierarchies (continuation) (Dorius) 2012-2013.

Guatemala

Channeling Remittances toward Human Capital Investment in Central America (Yang) 2013-2014.

India

The Impact of Climate and Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Garment Factory in India (Adhvaryu) 2014-2016.

Remember When It Rained: The Elusiveness of Gender Discrimination in Indian School Enrollment (Zimmermann) 2012-2013.

Iraq

Cross-National Analysis of Islamic Fundamentalism (Thornton) 2009-2015.

Japan

Health Behaviors and Lifestyles in Old Age in the United States and Japan (Krause, Liang) 2008-2013.

Lebanon

Cross-National Analysis of Islamic Fundamentalism (Thornton) 2009-2015.

Malawi

Experiment on Direct Deposit and Commitments to Save in Malawi (Yang) 2012-2013.

Response of Malawians? Sexual Behavior to Information about HIV Transmission Risks (Thornton) 2012-2013.

Response of Malawians' Sexual Behavior to Information about HIV Transmission Risks (Kerwin) 2012-2013.

Mexico

Delivering Conditional Cash Transfers Via Savings Accounts: Default and Accounting Mechanisms (Angelucci) 2014-2016.

Delivering Conditional Cash Transfers via Savings Accounts: Default and Mental Accounting Mechanisms (Angelucci) 2014-2015.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and birth outcomes in Mexico City (Brown) 2009-2015.

Air Pollution, Inflammation and Preterm Birth: A Mechanistic Study in Mexico City (Brown) 2008-2015.

Mongolia

LCLUC Synthesis: Ecosystem-Society Interactions on a Changing Mongolian Plateau. (Brown) 2014.

Grassland Ecosystems and Societal Adaptations Under Changing Grazing Intensity and Climate on the Mongolian Plateau. (Brown) 2009-2013.

Mozambique

Health, Education, and Economic Interventions for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Mozambique (Yang) 2016.

Subsidies, Savings, and Sustainable Food Security: A Field Experiment in Mozambique (Yang) 2009-2013.

Namibia

HIV prevention for male couples in Africa (Stephenson) 2015-2016.

Nepal

Labor Outmigration, Agricultural Productivity and Food Security (Ghimire, Axinn, Bhandari, Thornton) 2014-2017.

Ideational Influences on Migration: Values and Beliefs (Thornton, Xie, Bhandari, Fricke) 2014-2019.

Utilizing mixed methods to examine the complex effects of international labor migration on family dynamics and household consumption in Chitwan, Nepal (Compernolle) 2014.

Innovation in the Measurement of Community Contextual Features (Ghimire) 2013-2016.

Remittances from an absent husband: The effects of international labor migration to the Persian Gulf on family dynamics in Chitwan, Nepal (Compernolle) 2013-2014.

Documenting Distribution and Trends of Developmental Idealism in Nepali Textbooks (Thornton) 2012-2013.

Measurement of Remittance Use in a Remittance Dependent Economy (Bhandari) 2012-2013.

Measurement of Marital Interactions and Relationship Dynamics in Nepal (Ghimire) 2012-2013.

Ideational Influences on Marriage and Childbearing (Thornton, Axinn, Barber, Ghimire) 2008-2014.

PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) Collaborative Research and Training in Social Context, Population Processes, and Environmental Change (Axinn) 2007-2014.

Population and Ecology Research Laboratory (PERL) (Axinn).

Pakistan

Cross-National Analysis of Islamic Fundamentalism (Thornton) 2009-2015.

Philippines

Increasing the Development Impact of Migrant Remittances: A Field Experiment on Educational Finance by Migrant Workers (Yang) 2012-2013.

Qatar

Mental Health Literacy Among College Students in Qatar (Eisenberg) 2012-2016.

Russian Federation

LCLUC SYNTHESIS: Forested Land Cover and Land Use Change in the Far East of the Northern Eurasia Under the Combined Drivers of Climate and Socio-Economic Transformation (Brown) 2012-2017.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi National Mental Health Survey - Preparation, Monitoring & Implementation (Heeringa) 2012-2015.

Cross-National Analysis of Islamic Fundamentalism (Thornton) 2009-2015.

South Africa

HIV prevention for male couples in Africa (Stephenson) 2015-2016.

Understanding the HIV prevention needs of male couples in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (Stephenson) 2015-2017.

Fertility Timing and Women?s Economic Outcomes in South Africa (Lam) 2012-2015.

Impact of Cash Grants among South African Youth (Thornton) 2012-2013.

Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS) (Lam, Marteleto).

Sweden

Parental Wealth and Children's Outcomes in Sweden (Pfeffer) 2013.

Turkey

Variations in Reports of Fertility Preferences: Evidence from an Experimental Survey (Marshall) 2013-2014.

Uganda

The Literacy Laboratory Project (LLP) under the Northern Uganda Literacy Program (Smith) 2015.

United Kingdom

Disparities in Children's Health and Behavior: The Importance of Race/Ethnicity in the UK and US (Davis-Kean) 2009-2015.

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