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ISR's program in Society, Population, and Environment (SPE) focuses on social change and social issues worldwide.

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Program in Society, Population, and Environment (SPE)

a PSC Affiliated Research Program

William Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire, Prem B. Bhandari

The Institute for Social Research's program in Society, Population, and Environment (SPE) focuses on social change and social issues worldwide, with long-term programs of research in both North America and South Asia. The Society, Population, and Environment Program is organized around four themes:

* Social Organization, Social Relationships, and Social Psychology
* Population Dynamics and Family Change
* Environmental Change
* New Methods for Social Research

The Program also involves substantial educational activities at the post-doctoral, doctoral, and undergraduate levels. The Society, Population, and Environment Program is part of both ISR’s Population Studies Center and ISR’s Survey Research Center.

SPE Partners include:
* Population and Ecology Research Laboratory (PERL)
* Institute for Social and Environmental Research-Nepal (ISER-N)
* Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

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

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