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Population and Ecology Research Laboratory (PERL)

a PSC Affiliated Research Program

William Axinn

PERL has the following research, training and institutional goals.

Research goals:
To assess the influence of rapid changes in the ecological context on population processes, with a special emphasis on the process of family formation, urbanization, children's well-being, and population growth.

To assess the influence of changing demographic parameters, particularly related to population growth, migration, and family formation, on the ecological context.

Teaching goals:
To train Nepali applied social scientists in state-of-the-art social and environmental science research methods.

To train U. S. social science students in research methods appropriate in the context of a developing country.

Institutional goals:
To create and institutionalize technical infrastructure for ongoing social science and demographic research in Nepal, including computing facilities and a survey research staff.

To develop strong institutional links between Nepalese institutions and the University of Michigan that will be the basis for cooperative research projects and training faculty and students at both sites.

Project website: http://perl.psc.isr.umich.edu/

Countries of Focus: Nepal, USA

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