Invest in Knowledge (IKI), College of Medicine University of Malawi, University of Pennsylvania, University of Essex, with funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
March 11, 2016 - March 12, 2016
College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi
February 8, 2016
Frontiers of Longitudinal Research in Malawi: Informing Health and Family Policies after the Peak of the AIDS Epidemic Conference
March 11-12, 2016 at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi.
Organized in collaboration of Invest in Knowledge (IKI), College of Medicine University of Malawi, University of Pennsylvania, University of Essex, with funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
After the peak of the AIDS epidemic, Malawi, similar to other countries in the region, is undergoing a profound shift in health, demographic, social and economic patterns. As a consequence, policy makers and researchers need to develop new priorities and strategies to address upcoming new health and social challenges. The conference encourages submissions that highlight the importance of longitudinal data to understand the determinants of past and future health and family patterns in Malawi, and submissions that are of potential importance for policy-makers to develop new policy agendas to address the shifting health and demographic patterns (including for instance research on surviving the epidemic, aging, migration, non-communicable diseases including disabilities and mental health, ART and its consequences, intergenerational transfers, and other topics that are defining the research frontier after the peak of the AIDS epidemic).
Call for Papers Submission Deadline: February 8, 2016 Presenters will be notified for the acceptance of their submissions by February 12, 2016. Organizing Committee: James Mkandawire (IKI), Victor Mwapasa (COM), Chiwoza Bandawe (COM), Hans-Peter Kohler (University of Pennsylvania) and Adeline Delavande (University of Essex)
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Meyerson Conference Rm (Rm 223)
Presented by Shawn Martin, Scholarly Communication Librarian for the Penn Libraries, this workshop is intended for graduate students and will focus on options regarding dissertation submission. He will discuss copyright, the benefits of open access (electronic) vs. traditional (paper) submission, and issues in scholarly publishing.
All are welcome to attend the Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools dinner at Molyvos Restaurant on Friday February 24, 2012. ESS attendees who are unable to attend the mini-conference may come to the dinner.
Molyvos is conveniently located at 871 Seventh Avenue (between 55th and 56th streets). The cost for dinner is $67.10, which includes tip and restaurant fees. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased at additional cost. Meal choices will be made at the restaurant.
The first twenty graduate students who register for the dinner will receive a subsidy of $20. You are registered when we receive your payment. Graduate students should send checks for $47.10. We will add a note to this page when the twenty student limit is reached. After this point, students should send checks for $67.10.
Please submit this form and and your check to: Annette Lareau, Sociology Department, University of Pennsylvania, 113 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6299
Penn Center for Research on Sex and Gender in Health and the Penn Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program
May 23, 2016 - May 26, 2016
Inn at Penn
OSSD 2016 Annual Meeting, May 23 - 26, 2016: The 10th annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences: "The Causes and Consequences of Sex Differences"
The 2016 OSSD meeting will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. Join us in Philadelphia for an exciting and diverse scientific program that will provide an opportunity for you to stay informed about the most recent advances in research and policy regarding sex differences in physiology and disease. The 2016 Program Committee is chaired by Kathryn Sandberg. The local hosts of the meeting are Tracy Bale and Neill Epperson.
Opening Plenary Lecture and Reception: May 23rd, 5:00 - 7:30 pm (14th floor Penn Biomedical Research Building) Eric J. Nestler, M.D. Ph.D. 'Sex differences in the molecular basis of depression.'
Keynote Speakers: Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D. 'Protective effects of estrogen in multiple sclerosis' & James L. Kirkland, M.D. Ph.D. 'Sex and aging'
Presidential Symposium: 'Getting Basic Scientists to Think About Sex' with Janine Clayton, M.D. and Cara Tannenbaum, M.D.
OSSD 2016 Workshop: (May 24th, 9:10 am - 12:00 pm) "Variability in Response to Drugs and Devices: Influence of sex" with Naomi Lowy, M.D. and Marjorie Jenkins, M.D., MEHP
Invited Sessions Include:
Sex Differences in Developmental Origins of Metabolic Disease
Sex Differences in Sensorimotor Control
Sex Differences in the Gut Microbiome
Sex Differences in Bones and Joints from Puberty to Adulthood
Sex Differences in Multiple Sclerosis
Sex Differences in Stress Responses
Sex, Inflammation and Stroke
Sex Differences in Memory Decline
Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease
Sex Differences in Addiction
Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Linked Genes in Cancer
Thinking about Gender in Preclinical Models: Examples of models and best practices (lunch time discussion)
The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is a scientific membership organization that seeks to enhance knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds. Most diseases differ in males and females. Often, one sex is partially protected from a disease because of biological or environmental factors. It is important to understand these sex differences, to discover and enhance sex-biasing factors that protect from disease, and to develop optimal therapies for women and men.
THE ANDREA MITCHELL CENTER CAPS ITS 2017-18 THEME YEAR ON “STATES OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM" by addressing a series of challenging questions: What is religious freedom? Can it truly be universal? What are the rights of religious minorities when set against a nation's popular majority? And when religious liberties seemingly conflict with gender and sexuality rights, which should prevail if the conflict cannot be resolved? Panelists include Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa), Heiner Bielefeldt (University of Erlangen), W. Cole Durham (Brigham Young University), Mayanthi Fernando (UC Santa Cruz), R. Marie Griffith (Washington University in St. Louis), Nadia Marzouki (Harvard Kennedy School), Joshua Matz (Gupta Wessler PLLC), and Daniel Philpott (University of Notre Dame).
The International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA)holds a mini-conference every four years on the day prior to the annual ASA meeting. The 2018 Annual ASA Meeting: “Feeling Race: An Invitation To Explore Racialized Emotions” will be held 11-14 August in Philadelphia, and the steering/planning committee (of which UPenn Professors Chenoa Flippen, Emilio Parrado, Amada Armenta, and Onoso Imoagene are members) has selected the campus of the University of Pennsylvania as the location for the Mini-Conference on The Future of Immigration Scholarship. The one-day conference will bring together approximately 100 immigration scholars and students from around the country. Its goal is to provide a venue for more sustained conversation among scholars and students of migration than is often possible at ASA; to help bridge the gap between scholarship, public policy, and the media in the field of immigration; and to facilitate networking and informal interactions among researchers at different career stages, with a particular emphasis on helping to connect students and junior faculty with more senior researchers.
“After the Care Crisis” seeks to imagine alternative ways of organizing care that put an end to this deeply unjust system that relies on pervasive feminization, racialization, and devaluation. Researchers, activists, and policy advocates will discuss current contradictions in care work and ongoing campaigns looking to transform it in the direction of justice and equity. Participants will include the United Home Care Workers’ of PA, the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Domestic Workers’ Alliance, Hand in Hand the domestic employers’ network, researchers across the social sciences and humanities, and a keynote address by economist Nancy Folbre. ALL events are OPEN to the public. Please RSVP if you are planning on attending any of the panels.
The International Laboratory for Population and Health at the Higher School of Economics (Russia) and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany)
September 24, 2018 - October 5, 2018
Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
June 20, 2018
During the last decades, important methodological approaches for studying mortality and health have been developed in demography and related disciplines. The advanced methods, as well as the substantive results of their application, are included in the program of the International Autumn School. We invited leading international scholars to present their cutting-edge research. The course provides an opportunity to learn methods for measurement and analysis of the levels, components, and determinants of mortality and health; spatial mortality analysis; design and methods of epidemiological studies; and micro-simulation models of demographic processes. The course will also involve practical exercises to apply the skills/knowledge acquired in the lectures. The course will be useful for researchers, master-degree and doctoral students working or studying in the fields of demography, sociology, epidemiology, public health, social geography, and related disciplines. The working language will be English.
RAND is pleased to announce the 24th annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI), which will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 10-13, 2017. The RSI consists of two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 10-11) and a Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 12-13). The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties.
We invite all interested researchers to apply to attend the 2017 RSI. Applicants may apply for fellowship support to pay for travel and accommodations. Both the Mini-Med School and the Workshop on Aging are described more fully at our web site: http://www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi/. The deadline to submit application and supplemental materials is March 1, 2017. For additional information, please contact Cary Greif (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for proposals: Symposium on Globalism and Populism
April 21, 2017
February 24, 2017
In light of recent discussions about the resurgence of populism and backlash against globalization as manifested by the ‘Brexit’ vote, the 2016 US election, and similar trends elsewhere, we aim to bring together faculty and graduate students from Princeton University and other area universities for an interdisciplinary scholarly discussion of these issues. How (if at all) is this moment different from previous populist or anti-globalization movements? How have populist political and social movements, on one hand, and the processes and experiences of globalization, on the other, intersected in the past? What insights can historians draw from other humanistic and social scientific disciplines to better understand these phenomena?
Accordingly, we are seeking proposals of no more than 500 words from doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences for brief presentations to accompany short (10-page), pre-circulated papers. Proposals are requested by Wednesday, February 24, and may be sent to email@example.com. Papers may address any topic related to globalization and/or populism, but proposals should clearly articulate the question the paper aims to address.
Some financial support for travel may be available for accepted participants. Proposals for full panels of three or four presenters are welcome.
The conference will feature a mix of keynote panels currently in development as well as panels, posters, and other innovative sessions that we invite you to submit for juried review. The call for proposals and conference abstract submission website can be found here. Conference submission deadline extended from March 15 to March 31st!
This new training program builds on PRB’s 40-year legacy of training researchers to communicate their findings for policy change and is designed to develop skills that U.S. researchers need to communicate with U.S. policy audiences, including decision makers and the media. Through support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), PRB will be able to fund the participation of U.S. citizens and permanent residents studying demography, population health, and reproductive health in doctoral programs at U.S. academic institutions
We are delighted to announce that the 8th International Conference on Population Geographies will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 30th June to 3rd July 2015. The call for papers is now open. The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th February 2015. We invite papers from all fields of population geography and allied disciplines, especially contributions around the following themes: Spatial demography, Migration and development, Ethnicity and segregation, Migration and the environment, Households and housing, Demography of the life course, Fertility and the family, Towards the end: death and dying, Ageing and morbidity, Indigenous populations, Official statistics, Exploiting big data, Data visualisation and communication, Demographic projections, Applications of demography, and Population health. We also welcome proposals for other sessions and offers to organise or convene sessions. Abstracts for papers and posters should be around 250 words and include the title, authors, affiliations, and contact email, and be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other aspects of the conference, contact email@example.com. Key dates: Monday 16th February 2015 - Deadline for submitting abstracts; Monday 9th March 2015 – Notification of acceptance.; Monday 16th March – Registration opens.; Monday 4th May – Deadline for Early bird Registration.; Other essential details of the conference including venue, accommodation, and travel will be made available progressively on the Conference website at: http://www.icpg2015.org
This two-week seminar provides a crash course in the philosophy of the social sciences with special attention to critical realist approaches and is open to any sociology graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited sociology PhD program in the United States. Week one focuses on five competing traditions: realism, empiricism, interpretivism, historicism and pragmatism. It will be taught by Prof. Philip Gorski and others. Week two focuses on meta-theoretical concepts such as “ontology”, “mechanisms”, “causality”, “structure”, “system”, “contingency”, “agency”, “constructionism” and “normativity.” It will be co-taught by Profs. Roy Bhaskar (IOE, London) and Margaret Archer (Lausanne).
A generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation will cover almost all seminar-related expenses. Participants will receive a generous allowance for travel to and from New Haven, comfortable hotel accommodations near the Yale campus, and a per diem for meal expenses. Note that the summer school takes place immediately before the ASA Meetings in New York City, which is a short train ride from New Haven.
Interested students should submit the following materials in electronic form (no hard copies will be accepted!): 1) a brief letter of interest (500 words or less); 2) a letter of support from their faculty adviser; 3) a current CV; and 4) a writing sample (10,000 words or less). Application materials should be sent to Phil Gorski (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than March 15.
Up to three grants (travel, fee, and accommodation) are available for outstanding young scholars coming from developing countries. To apply for one of these grants, please provide a Letter of Interest and a Reference Letter from a senior faculty member.
A Paper Development Grant will be given to a selected participant. It consists of coaching by a faculty member and a 1500 CHF stipend that allows the recipient to advance her or his work submitted to the academy.
Two of the best papers selected will be published in the Graduate Institute’s Global Migration Research Paper Series.
Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Population Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU).
December 12, 2011 - December 13, 2011
Upham Hotel, 1404 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
September 30, 2011
Although spatial thinking and the use of new forms of geospatial data have grown rapidly in the social sciences, their implementation in the demographic sciences has lagged. This meeting will bring together specialists from demographic and health research, spatial statistics, and GIScience to discuss challenges and new directions for spatial demography. The objective will be to identify and define gaps in current knowledge regarding innovations in geospatial data and spatial statistical methods, including the integration of data and models. An overarching goal will be to prioritize a research agenda to enhance the science of spatial demography in population and health research.
Genome-Wide Analysis Workshop for Social Scientists
June 2, 2011
January 15, 2011
A one day short course on genome-wide association techniques using FBAT and PLINK following the 2nd Annual Integrating Genetics & Social Science (IGSS) Conference. Participation in the conference is not required for participation in the workshop and enrollment will be limited to 25 students. Interested persons should send an email to Jason Boardman (email@example.com) indicating that they would like to participate in the short course. Please do this before January 15th and include a short CV and a brief statement describing your background and your interest in the class. There is no registration fee for this workshop.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV, Forum 6 on the Pool Level
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) will host two FREE informational workshops on MPC data products at the 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. The Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS) workshop will focus on the IHIS database. This event is FREE, but registration is encouraged.
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) will host two FREE informational workshops on MPC data products at the 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. This Policy and Research Workshop: Using the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series in Research will cover all of the IPUMS databases. This event is FREE, but registration is encouraged.
Annual NBER Cohort Studies Meeting, April 15-16, 2016, California Center for Population Research at UCLA
April 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016
California Center for Population Research at UCLA
The Annual NBER Cohort Studies Meeting will be held April 15-16, 2016 at the California Center for Population Research (UCLA) and at UCLA, in Los Angeles. The meeting is supported in part by an NIA conference grant. The program will be based both on invited papers and on paper submissions. We can pay for lodging and travel (coach), including international travel, for participants. Unfortunately, we cannot accept papers from graduate students but once the program is set, we will send out a call for attendance. Dora L. Costa Professor of Economics UCLA Department of Economics 9272 Bunche Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095-1477, Fax: 310-825-9528, tel:310-825-9528. Please see the Preliminary Program for more details.
The 2017 Annual Meeting will take place in Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday). The headquarters hotel will be the Hyatt Regency Chicago; the co-headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel & Towers.
The AEA, in conjunction with 56 associations in related disciplines known as the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA), holds a three-day meeting each January to present papers on general economics topics. Over 13,300 of the best minds in economics are assembled to network and celebrate new achievements in economic research:
Program: Offers in-depth coverage of economics topics across many disciplines via hundreds of speakers and panels.
Job Interviews: The concurrent economics job fair brings together thousands of job-seekers and recruiting companies in pre-registered interview sessions.
Special Events: The Presidential Address, award presentations, lectures, and many networking opportunities are also part of the experience.
Proceedings: The American Economic Review publishes a Papers and Proceedings edition in May highlighting selected papers from the meeting, and a limited number of sessions are featured on webcasts.
Exhibit Hall: Meet representatives offering specialized products and services serving economists and those in related disciplines.
ASSA is the premiere event to expose your work with colleagues and hear about the latest research emerging in the field. Economists from around the world take advantage of this unique opportunity to share, collaborate, and learn…all in one place.
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am - November 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
New Orleans, LA
Discover what’s new in aging. GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting brings together 4,000 international experts and partners from academia, industry, government, and beyond to exchange information and to discuss the broader role of aging science. This meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. They participate in over 450 scientific sessions including symposia, paper, and poster presentations.
GSA President Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD, has choosen "New Lens on Aging: Changing Attitudes, Expanding Possibilities” as the 2016 meeting theme. She wrote, "This theme reflects my scholarly interest on productive engagement in later life as well as my on-going concern about ageism. Research has demonstrated that ageism is still alive and well in our attitudes, behaviors, programs, and policies; and it affects employment, health care practices, psychological well-being, family dynamics, and more. I hope you will think about how our work can contribute to changing ageist attitudes that limit the potential of late life, that undermine our efforts to promote healthy aging and that thwart the development of age-inclusive communities."
Where Y'at? New Orleans! A timeless city with a unique way of life that is steeped in European Traditions and Caribbean influences. The restaurants, the music, the people, the soul – they all have something intangibly wonderful. There are countless reasons to love this city and everyone has a different way of making it their own.
The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Inc., was founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices. The Society’s members include over 3000 academics, students, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world.
The CIES Annual Meeting is a a gathering of Society members and the interested public for an academic research conference devoted to scholarly and practical exchange as well as debate and networking. In 2017 the CIES Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia March 5-9, 2017 with the theme “Problematizing (In)Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education”. Read the full call for papers here.
The TMC conferences are unique in their dynamic, complex and multidisciplinary approach and focus on migration and surrounding issues, challenges and solutions to them. The scientific programme organizes papers around thematic lines and streams weaved around regions, corridors, country cases as well as global and regional perspectives and theoretical takes on human mobility and population movements with all facets covered from motivations and mechanisms of migration to policies and integration, to irregular movements and demographic and geographic analysis without ignoring the non-movers, host and sending societies. The conference accommodates training workshops, public roundtable discussions, invited talks, oral presentations, poster presentations, special sessions and thematic workshops. The conference series have entertained keynote speeches by distinguished scholars in migration studies. In past conferences, an excellent line of scholars including Saskia Sassen (Columbia University), Oded Stark, Giuseppe Sciortino (University of Trento), Douglas Massey (Princeton University), Barry Chiswick (University of Washington), Philip Martin (University of California Davis), Jeffrey Cohen (Ohio State University), Karen Phalet (KU Leuven), Caroline Brettell (Southern Methodist University), Tariq Modood (University of Bristol), Ibrahim Sirkeci (Regent's University), Gudrun Biffl (Danube University), and several novelists have been keynote speakers.
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bocconi University
September 3, 2018 - September 6, 2018
Lake Como, Italy
The secular increase in the mean age at childbearing is one of the most notable demographic developments of recent decades. This conference will take a multidisciplinary stance to explore the causes and consequences of this process, in order to assess its costs and gains. We welcome the submission of research papers on the potential consequences of childbearing at older ages for the health and well-being of parents, children, and populations, as well as the cultural, socioeconomic, technological, and policy factors that may explain why parents are delaying childbearing to older ages. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. The conference will feature keynote speeches, oral presentations, poster sessions, as well as formal and informal opportunities for group discussion and exchange.
The Demography & Growth Planning team at Charles Darwin University is looking forward to welcoming you to Darwin in July 2018 for the 19th Australian Population Association Conference. Along with stimulating content and great networking opportunities, delegates will enjoy Darwin’s perfect dry season weather, its warm and laid-back atmosphere and some ‘only locals know’ highlights. Together with the Australian Population Association, the Northern Institute's 'Demography and Growth Planning' research team are leading the organisation of the conference with generous support from the Northern Territory Department of Treasury and Finance and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Attendees will experience fantastic value for money and the warmth and culture of our beautiful Top End. We encourage academics, planners, policymakers, students and anyone with an interest in population-related issues to pencil in the dates of 18-20 July 2018.
Centre for Welfare and Labour Research Oslo and Akershus University College
September 3, 2018 - September 5, 2018
The purpose of this workshop will be to focus on these social consequences of major epidemics – the influenza epidemic of 100 years ago and others. We wish to address questions such as: What types of social groups were more and which less, affected by the epidemic? What are the most important factors that influenced the differential impact of the epidemic among groups? What effect, if any, did the epidemic have on social relations and future social developments? Specifically, did it have an impact on marriage, fertility and migration? How did the survivors of the disease and the bereaved spouses and children cope socially and economically later in life? Also, did the knowledge of differential social susceptibility during historical epidemics affect subsequent preventive actions? And how do these insights help us prepare for avoiding socially unjust epidemics in the future? As in previous HMMWG workshops, there is no participation fee, but participants are expected to cover their own fares and accommodation.
This course will teach the theory and practice behind the UN probabilistic projections. Ideas of the Bayesian hierarchical modeling for the two main components, fertility and mortality, will be explained. In hands-on exercises, students will become familiar with the functionality of the R packages. By the end of the course, they will have a basic understanding of the methods, be able to generate projections using their own data, and visualize probabilistic projections for many quantities of interest using various output formats, such as graphs, tables, maps, and pyramids.
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
April 24, 2018 - 9:00am - April 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
Sheraton Denver Downtown, Colorado
Introductions will begin with complex survey data, SAE, space-time modeling, and Bayesian statistics and then bring these topics together to show how reliable SAE estimation can be performed. The course will end with a complex application: space-time smoothing of under-5 infant mortality using demographic and health survey (DHS) data. This application is part of an on-going collaboration that the instructors have with UNICEF. In this context, the use of both full and summary birth history data will be described. Throughout, hands-on experience will be gained through the use of the instructors’ SUMMER R package that carries out space-time smoothing of area-level complex survey data, based on methodology that has been published1 by the instructors.
This workshop will focus on how professors can integrate the analysis of US Census and American Community Survey (ACS) data in relevant, user-friendly ways in such courses as Intro Sociology, Social Problems, Stratification, Race Relations, the Family, Sociology of Aging, Population, and more.
MEPS currently has two major components: the Household Component and the Insurance Component. This workshop will focus on the Household Component. The Household Component of MEPS provides data from individual households and their members regarding their demographic characteristics, health conditions, health status, and use of medical services, charges and source of payments, access to care, health insurance coverage, income and employment.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (ICPSR) Summer Program
June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, its special topics modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. The workshop pairs morning instructional sessions led by experienced PSID researchers and staff with afternoon guided lab sessions in which users construct their own analytic data files. Admitted graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty or researchers may request to be considered for a stipend to help with travel and housing costs. All applications received by April 13 will be given priority for enrollment.
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)
October 22, 2018 - October 25, 2018
In this 4-days course the participants will be introduced to the concepts of multistate models and will learn how to estimate the essential quantities in the two most frequently encountered data situations: Event-histories, for which the exact times of transitions are known, and panel data, where observations are only made in (more or less) regular intervals, leading to interval-censored data. The course will start with a brief recap of standard survival analysis on which many of the concepts in multistate modeling are based. Moving beyond two-state models the core concepts will be introduced. Besides the estimation of the key parameters, the transition intensities, derived quantities, such as expected lengths of stay in particular states, will be discussed. Selecting and validating well-fitting models, assessing uncertainty of estimates and illustrative presentation of results will also be covered. The course will be a mix of lectures and computer practicals using the statistical software R.
Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Network
November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018
Our 2018 conference builds on last year’s successful inaugural event which drew nearly 150 participants from academia, government, the private sector, think tanks, and other organizations to advance administrative data use in social science research. This year, the conference program has been expanded to two full days and will focus on innovation in administrative data for social science. The conference will serve as a forum to share groundbreaking work and promote interdisciplinary and cross-sector dialogue that will shape the future of the social sciences.
Boston University School of Public Health, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
This intimate workshop will run one full day with no concurrent sessions, to enable in-depth discussion of the presented work. We anticipate 9 oral paper presentations, 9 invited discussants, and a poster session with 25 presenters. 40 minutes will be allocated to each paper to be orally presented and discussed. Papers not accepted for oral presentations will be considered for the poster session. Invited discussants will reflect on the oral presentations, contextualizing the paper within related scholarship from other disciplines. To ensure an atmosphere conducive to discussion, in-person meeting participation will be limited to presenters and discussants. The workshop will also be streamed online on the BUSPH PHX portal populationhealthexchange.org. Papers will be circulated in advance to workshop participants. Scholarships for travel and accommodations will be available as needed for one author per paper accepted for oral presentation.
SocArXiv will host the second O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences symposium October 18-19, 2018 at University of Maryland, College Park. O3S (a) highlights research that uses the tools and methods of open scholarship; (b) brings together researchers who work on problems of open access, publishing, and open scholarship; and (c) facilitates exchange of ideas on the development of SocArXiv. The symposium will feature two keynote speakers: Elizabeth Popp Berman, associate professor of Sociology at University at Albany, SUNY; and April Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian at New York University.
The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and the Belgian Organising Committee and the Scientific Advisory Board have the pleasure to invite you to join the European Population Conference 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. EPC 2018 will convene from 6-9 June 2018. On this website, you find all the practical information you will need to register for EPC 2018 as a participant. Also, you will find information helping you to plan your stay in Brussels and make it as pleasant as possible. The scientific program of EPC 2018 can be found at https://eaps.confex.com/eaps/2018/meetingapp.cgi.
Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is a statistical methodology that is widely used by researchers in the social, behavioral and educational sciences. First introduced in the 1970s, SEM is a marriage of psychometrics and econometrics. On the psychometric side, SEM allows for latent variables with multiple indicators. On the econometric side, SEM allows for multiple equations, possibly with feedback loops. In today’s SEM software, the models are so general that they encompass most of the statistical methods that are currently used in the social and behavioral sciences.
Paul Allison has been teaching courses on linear regression for more than 30 years. He is the author of the popular text, Multiple Regression, whichprovides a very practical, intuitive, and non-mathematical introduction to the topic of linear regression. The seminar will begin by focusing on the two major goals of linear regression: prediction and hypothesis testing. We’ll look at several examples from published articles to see how linear regression is used in practice and how to interpret regression tables
UC-Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA and the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health
February 22, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
University of California-Berkeley
Co-sponsored by the UC-Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA and the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health, and following workshops held on this topic at USC and Berkeley in 2016, 2017, and 2018, this upcoming workshop is designed to share leading research methods and findings on comparative patterns of adult mortality, mortality determinants, and risk factors in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The goal is to build a robust evidence base for understanding the drivers of cross-national mortality and health expectancy patterns, especially in populations with unusually high or low adult mortality. The newly expanded availability of longitudinal HRS-type surveys in LMICs make this an opportune time to gather a network of researchers using such data to study mortality patterns and determinants, in order to share innovative methods, new results, and ideas for the most promising research agenda going forward.
The year 2018 marks sixty years since the First All-African Peoples' Conference (AAPC) was held in Accra, Ghana, to galvanize support for independence movements across the continent and nurse the seeds of Pan-Africanism among African peoples at home and abroad. For the purposes of memorializing the significance of the series of meetings that came to be called the AAPC, the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana, in collaboration with other organizations plans to commemorate this historic event by providing a platform for reflecting on the challenges facing Global Africa in order to revisit the unfinished business of the 1958 Conference. This was the business of the liberation of Africa and a transformation of relations in Africa.
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, and the HHS Office on Women’s Health
October 16, 2018 - October 17, 2018
Natcher Conference Center, Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium 45 Center Dr. National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
The 2018 Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women is intended to sound a wakeup call throughout society about the importance of sleep for the health of women. It will showcase a decade of federally funded research advances in understanding health risks, societal burden, and treatment options associated with sleep deficiency and sleep disorders in women.
Researchers and the public will present and discuss the state of the science regarding sleep and the health of women; the limitations to implement what is already known; and the opportunities to translate scientific findings into practice and routine care. The discussion panels will engage public stakeholders to identify actionable new directions and areas in which research is needed.
The Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques is a teaching program of the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research. It is located on the central campus of the University of Michigan at 426 Thompson Street in Ann Arbor. The summer courses are select offerings from the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology, and can be used to pursue a doctorate, master of science and a certificate in survey methodology.
The National Academies’ Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
August 14, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
The National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, NAS Lecture Room, Washington, DC 20418
Following introductory remarks and perspectives from the project’s sponsors, the workshop will begin with a panel discussion in which individuals with lived experience with Alzheimer’s Disease and experience caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease will offer perspectives on the impact Alzheimer’s Disease has on individuals, their families, and their communities, as well as their thoughts on how best to improve support for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. The workshop will also include panels on epidemiological perspectives and models of care initiatives. Following the formal panel discussions, there will be a one-hour public comment session in which attendees may provide a brief (no longer than three minutes) statement or commentary to inform the work of the study committee. Time slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and participation is open to those attending the workshop virtually as well as in-person attendees. You may sign up for the public comment session via this Eventbrite workshop registration form.