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Applications open for PSC Postdoctoral Fellowships sponsored by NIA & NICHD - exceptional opportunity for collaboration on major projects starting 2022.

Passionate about your job? Erin Cech suggests spending some time this weekend diversifying your meaning-making portfolio

Fabian Pfeffer launches Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics to better understand and address rising wealth inequality

Margaret Levenstein leads collaboration with Census Bureau to improve record linkage

Megan Patrick et al examined the daily associations between mental health symptoms and simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use and consequences among young adults

Yasamin Kusunoki et al find e-violence increases through early adolescence but declines as teens become adults

Richard Miech et al examine nicotine dependence symptoms in U.S. youth who use JUUL E-cigarettes

Colter Mitchell et al find reduction in epigenetic age acceleration is related to empathy in mothers with neglectful caregiving

Brady West et al offer an experimental evaluation of alternative methods for case prioritization in responsive survey design

"The Trouble with Passion: How Searching for Fulfillment at Work Fosters Inequality," Erin Cech's new book published.

Passing of Bob Schoeni, distinguished social science researcher

Natasha Pilkauskas & Katherine Michelmore find EITC boosts employment, with decreasing impact as children age

Kristin Seefeldt notes federal intervention lowered the percentage of Michiganders living in poverty from 11.7 percent in 2019 to 8.8 percent in 2020, despite the pandemic’s economic hardships

Ren Farley discusses Michigan's biggest population changes revealed in the 2020 Census

Erin Ware, Colter Mitchell et al use FFCWS to estimate the association between prenatal particulate matter exposure and saliva DNA methylation at age 15

Sarah Miller finds variation in mortality during COVID by race/ethnicity is just massively bigger *within* groups based on occupation, income, insurance status and residence

William Frey discusses American diversity, the 2020 census and politics, and who will dominate spending power and eldercare.

Fabian Pfeffer documents large international differences in wealth inequality and assesses what's driving them

Robert Schoeni et al determine whether COVID-related risk-taking behavior was different among Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, in adults with elevated chance of severe complications from COVID–19

Jeff Morenoff finds Detroiters' main reasons for not getting the COVID19 vaccine in the latest survey from the Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS)

Arline Geronimus receives 2021 James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship

David Lam surprised access to contraceptives doesn't have expected effects on women's later life health & economic conditions

Pamela Smock discusses what's behind the falling U.S. birthrate

Arland Thornton explores sociological studies of American Indians program

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Dean Yang's Combatting COVID-19 in Mozambique study releases Round 1 summary report

Help Establish Standard Data Collection Protocols for COVID-19 Research

Doing COVID-19 research? These data tools can help!

NIEH/NIA Telomere Pilot Awards: Call for Submissions

Iglesias-Rios and Handal find essential farm workers face critical challenges during COVID-19

Morenoff and Wileden discuss Motor City at a Standstill: Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Detroit

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2018

Special issue to commemorate 50 years of PSID

Postdoctoral Fellowship NIA/NICHD - Call for Applications

Total Survey Error: A Framework for High Quality Survey Design - a workshop by Brady West and Paul Schulz, Oct 23

Kowalski elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon)

Michigan Research Experts intended to foster collaboration among U-M health, medical, and life scientists

8-week Data Incubator training program prepares grad students, postdocs, faculty for industry careers as data scientists

PRB launches 2018 WPD site with focus on changing age structures across the globe and historical time

Owen-Smith's new book on the public value of research universities

Clarke co-leads new U-M rehabilitation research and training center

Frey's new edition analyzes latest demographic trends in US

Johnson on measuring poverty

Raghunathan's new book incorporates practical guidance and analytic resources for using multiple imputation to address missing data problems

Social Science One making available data that "may rival the total amount that currently exists in the social sciences"

West et al. examine HS seniors' nonmedical use of prescription stimulants to boost study

Bobbi Low retires

Student volunteers needed for IAPHS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, Oct 3-5. Register July 23.

Call for Papers: PSID User Conference 2018: Child Wellbeing and Outcomes. Due June 4.

West, Axinn and Schouten present case studies in responsive survey design research in 1-day workshop

TODAY: Check out PSC presentations and sessions at PAA on Saturday

2017

On Giving Blue Day, help support the next generation through the PSC Alumni Grad Student Support Fund or ISR's Next Gen Fund

Bailey et al. find higher income among children whose parents had access to federal family planning programs in the 1960s and 70s

Live Stream NOW: 'Impact on Inequality' - bicentennial celebration of U-M's social sciences

Nov 9, Rackham: David Lam helps kick off Bicentennial Symposium on UM's past, present, future social science research

U-M's campus climate survey results discussed in CHE story

U-M is the only public and non-coastal university on Forbes' top-10 list for billionaire production

ASA President Bonilla-Silva takes exception with Chief Justice Roberts' 'gobbledygook' jab

Nobel laureate Angus Deaton, David Lam, and colleagues discuss global poverty, 10/5, 4pm

HomeLab grand opening

Pfeffer charts family wealth's impact on social advantage over multiple generations in Sweden

Viewing the eclipse from ISR-Thompson

Paula Fomby to succeed Jennifer Barber as Associate Director of PSC

PSC community celebrates Violet Elder's retirement from PSC

MiCDA Research Fellowship - applications due July 21, 2017

U-M awarded $58 million to develop ideas for preventing and treating health problems

Bailey, Eisenberg , and Fomby promoted at PSC

Celebrating departing PSC trainees

Bloome finds children raised outside stable 2-parent families more likely to become low-income adults, regardless of parents' income

Lam explores dimensions of the projected 4 billion increase in world population before 2100

How effectively can these nations handle outside investments in health R&D?

U-M consumer confidence index, Americans high on economic prospects for US business

Seefeldt discusses her book Abandoned Families, Wed, March 29, 4 PM, Annenberg Auditorium

U-M participants at PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29

Michigan ranks in USN&WR top-10 grad schools for sociology, public health, labor economics, social policy, social psychology

Paula Lantz to speak at Women in Health Leadership Summit, March 24, 2:30-5:30 Michigan League

New site highlights research, data, and publications of Relationship Dynamics and Social Life study

Jennifer Barber on the dynamics of unintended pregnancy in early adulthood, Thurs, Mar 23, 3-4, 6050 ISR-Thompson

Call for papers: Conference on computational social science, April 2017, U-M

Forum to address impact of health equity and leadership on population health, Feb 10, 4-6 pm, SPH auditorium

Post-doc fellowship in computational social science for summer or fall 2017, U-Penn

ICPSR Summer Program scholarships to support training in statistics, quantitative methods, research design, and data analysis

ISR Next Generation Awards: Support for pre-docs and early-career researchers in the social sciences

Christine Mair on multilevel data linking in research on the social environment, social support, and well-being. Jan 25, noon, G150 AB, ISR-Perry

Workshops on EndNote, NIH reporting, and publication altmetrics, Jan 26 through Feb 7, ISR

2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

NIH funding opportunity: Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations (R01 and R21), open Jan 2017

Russell Sage 2017 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, June 18-July 1. Application deadline Feb 17.

Russell Sage 2-week workshop on social science genomics, June 11-23, 2017, Santa Barbara

U-M presents Amy Goodman, Issa Rae, and Shaun King in celebration of MLK

See Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen and winner of the MacArthur Award, at Rackham and ISR, Jan 16 and 17

ISR presents Junot Diaz, MIT professor and best-selling author, in celebration of MLK Day, Jan 18 at Rackham

Data visualizations chart global trends in development over two centuries

Applications due Jan 27, PRB Policy Communication Training Program for PhD students in demography, reproductive health, population health

Call for contributions to workshop on Social Media and Demographic Research, May 15, Montreal. Submissions due March 16.

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