U.S. fertility rates are at an all-time low, partially due to delayed parenthood, increased childlessness, fewer unplanned teenage pregnancies, and declines in immigration. As explained by Hans-Peter Kohler, Pilar Gonalons-Pons, and Emilio Alberto Parrado in Penn Today, the drop isn’t cause for alarm but does bring to light questions about work, family, and immigration policies that can affect population growth.
Emilio Parrado has recently been elected to the Sociological Research Association (SRA). The Association elects up to 14 new members annually. The SRA is an honor society of sociological scholars which was founded in 1936.
Emilio Parrado and Tukufu Zuberi are featured in a video from the Immigration and Global Inequality Panel.
Herb Smith and Emilio Parrado participated in the experts meetings for the Global Shifts Conference at Perry World House. The two-day conference is structured to advance substantive, policy-relevant work and public awareness around the pressing global challenges at the intersections of urbanization, migration and demography. Displacement to development: How marginalization and inequality shape Global Shifts, is an invitation-only experts meeting, convening a select group of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners for a series of substantive conversations looking at the ways in which marginalization and inequality shape global shifts. Smith was a discussant with the keynote speaker Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. In the afternoon Emilio Parrado discussed strengthening urban inclusion of refugee and migrant populations with Ahmet İçduygu, Kathleen Newland, Anne Richard, and Hilmar von Lojewski.
Penn News reports on research conducted among South Philly Latinos by Emilio Parrado, Chenoa Flippen and Demography Ph.D. candidate Edith Gutiérrez.
Now available: Parrado, Emilio A. 2010. "How High is Hispanic/Mexican Fertility in the U.S.? Immigration and Tempo Considerations." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 10-04.