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Anderson discusses excess deaths under Stalin with BBC

More Fulbright Scholars from U-M than from any other research university in the US

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Mon, March 5, 2018, noon: Judith Seltzer on Family Complexity

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Needham, Hicken, Mitchell and colleagues link maternal social disadvantage and newborn telomere length

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Michigan Population Studies Center

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Effects of labor regulations and immigration policies on hiring post-doc scientists from abroad

John Bound uses rich administrative data to study how changes in visa policies and in labor market regulations will impact the quantity of PhD STEM scientists hired in the US from abroad.

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How good are automated record linkage methods?

To facilitate the formation of the massive LIFE-M longitudinal dataset, Martha Bailey, Catherine Massey, and Eytan Adar are analyzing the performance of and cross-population inferences for the most common automated linking algorithms.

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Identifying causative factors in mental health disorders

William Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire, and Colter Mitchell examine social, environmental, and genetic precedents to the onset of psychiatric disorders in Nepal.

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How does increased access to contraception impact life events?

Martha Bailey, Jennifer Barber, Vanessa Dalton, Daniel Eisenberg, and Alfia Karimova use large administrative datasets to study the effects on pregnancy, parenting, partnering, education, mental health, and other outcomes of increased financial access to contraception.

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Aging with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sanyu Mojola draws on a wealth of data to examine HIV risk factors and protective factors - and the role of social context in shaping individual behavior - among rural South Africans in their middle to older years.

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).

Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging, MiCDA
MiCDA, a joint program of PSC & SRC spurs new research on aging