Karen Fingerman in WSJ

Dating Study by Karen Fingerman Featured in WSJ

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

What Online Dating Profiles Say About Our View of Aging


Philipp Koellinger presents Nov. 17 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Nov. 17: Philipp Koellinger Presents "Integrating Genetic Data into the Social Sciences"

Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Philipp Koellinger Presents "Integrating Genetic Data into the Social Sciences"


Chandra Muller.

Chandra Muller's Talk “Introduction to Nationwide Voting Data from Catalist” Nov. 28

Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Join the Population Research Center on Tuesday, November 28 for a Scientific & Technical Core Methods Talk as faculty research associate Chandra Muller presents “Introduction to Nationwide Voting Data from Catalist.”


JHSB.

New Publication by Deb Umberson in JHSB

Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Deb Umberson has published "Black Deaths Matter: Race, Relationship Loss, and Effects on Survivors" in Journal of Health and Social Behavior.


New PRC research brief!

New PRC Research Brief by Fatima Varner

Thu, Nov 9, 2017

The PRC has published a new PRC Research Brief, "Parenting Patterns, Racial Discrimination, and African American Adolescents’ Psychological and Academic Outcomes."


TxPEP op-ed in the Statesman.

Statesman Op-Ed "Religious Exemptions Come at Expense of Women’s Health," by TxPEP

Wed, Nov 8, 2017

TxPEP investigator Kristine Hopkins has published an op-ed in the Austin American-Statsman entitled "Religious Exemptions Come at Expense of Women's Health."


IAPHS blog.

Deb Umberson's Conference Panel Featured in IAPHS Blog

Wed, Nov 8, 2017

PRC Director Deb Umberson's conference panel "Creating Interdisciplinary Homes: Joys, Challenges, and Strategies" was featured in the IAPHS blog.


Robert Crosnoe presents Nov. 10 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Nov. 10: Robert Crosnoe Presents "Mothers, Child Care, and Media Backlash in the U.S."

Tue, Nov 7, 2017

Robert Crosnoe Presents "Mothers, Child Care, and Media Backlash in the U.S."


Congrats to our FRAs!

PRC Faculty Presenting at IPC 2017 (IUSSP Conference)

Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Congratulations to our faculty members presenting at IPC 2017: Letícia Marteleto, Chandra Muller, Joseph Potter, and Abigail Weitzman.


New publication by Javier Auyero.

New Publication by Javier Auyero in Social Problems

Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Javier Auyero, along with co-authors Maricarmen Hernandez and Mary Ellen Stitt, has published "Grassroots Activism in the Belly of the Beast: A Relational Account of the Campaign Against Urban Fracking in Texas" in Social Problems.


Upcoming job workshop.

Non-Academic Job Workshop for PRC and Sociology Graduate Students

Mon, Oct 30, 2017

The PRC and Sociology will be hosting a non-academic job workshop for PRC and Sociology graduate students.


New PRC research brief!

New PRC Research Brief, "Women's Empowerment and Contraceptive Method Use in Egypt," by Goleen Samari

Mon, Oct 30, 2017

The PRC has published a new PRC Research Brief, "Women's Empowerment and Contraceptive Method Use in Egypt" by former postdoctoral fellow Goleen Samari.


New TxPEP publication.

New TxPEP Publication in HSR Details the Challenges of Integrating Family Planning and Primary Care in Texas

Fri, Oct 27, 2017

New TxPEP publication in Health Services Research details the challenges of integrating family planning and primary care in Texas.


Christine Williams in the NY Times.

New York Times Cites Christine Williams' "Glass Escalator" Research

Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Christine Williams' article "The Glass Escalator" was referenced in a NYTimes article on employment projections.


Chris Wildeman presents Oct. 27 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Oct. 27: Chris Wildeman Presents "The Long-Term Consequences of Solitary Confinement"

Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Chris Wildeman Presents "The Long-Term Consequences of Solitary Confinement"


Heejung Chung from the University of Kent present Oct. 24.

Heejung Chung Presents “Why Employee Control over Work Schedules Does Not Always Reduce Work-family Conflict”

Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Heejung Chung from the University of Kent will present “Why Employee Control over Work Schedules Does Not Always Reduce Work-family Conflict.”


Gary Gates presents Oct. 24 as part of the Visiting Demographer series.

Gary Gates: Visiting Demographer Presents "The Demographics of Coming Out"

Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Gary Gates will speak as part of the Visiting Demographer series.


Susan Millea and Maureen Britton

Methods Talk Oct. 17: Susan Millea and Maureen Britton from Children's Optimal Health

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Susan Millea and Maureen Britton from Children's Optimal Health


Sarah Moorman presents Oct. 13 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Oct. 13: Sarah Moorman Presents "Early Life High School Environment Predicts Cognitive Functioning 50 Years Later"

Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Sarah Moorman Presents "Early Life High School Environment Predicts Cognitive Functioning 50 Years Later"


Abigail Aiken will present her research.

Abigail Aiken Presents Research to Irish Parliamentary Committee

Fri, Oct 6, 2017

Abigail Aiken will present her research on abortion pill use through online telemedicine in Ireland to an Irish Parliamentary Committee.


Greater Texas Foundation.

New Grant for PRC FRAs Lauren Schudde and Huriya Jabbar

Thu, Oct 5, 2017

PRC FRAs Lauren Schudde and Huriya Jabbar have been awarded a new grant from the Greater Texas Foundation to study how community college students receive and use information about course credit transfer policies.


NYTimes

Research from Umberson and Colleagues on Experiencing the Death of a Child in NYTimes

Wed, Oct 4, 2017

Research from Deb Umberson and colleagues on experiencing the death of a child is featured in the NYTimes.


Rob Warren presents Oct. 6 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Oct. 6: Rob Warren Presents "When Should Researchers Use Inferential Statistics When Analyzing Data on Full Populations?"

Tue, Oct 3, 2017

Rob Warren Presents "When Should Researchers Use Inferential Statistics When Analyzing Data on Full Populations?"


Map from TribTalk

Is the “Uberization’ of Public Transportation the Future for Texas Cities? TribTalk by Junfeng Jiao

Wed, Sep 27, 2017

TribTalk features "Is the 'Uberization’ of Public Transportation the Future for Texas Cities?" by Junfeng Jiao.


New TxPEP publication.

New Research by TxPEP Shows Providing Abortion Safety Information May Reduce Support for Restrictive Laws

Tue, Sep 26, 2017

New research by the PRC's Texas Policy Evaluation Project published in Contraception shows that providing information about abortion safety may reduce support for laws restricting abortion.


Deb Umberson presents for the Friday Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Sept. 29: Deb Umberson Presents "Black Deaths Matter: Race, Relationship Loss, and Effects on Survivors"

Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Deb Umberson Presents "Black Deaths Matter: Race, Relationship Loss, and Effects on Survivors" for our Friday Sept. 29 Brown Bag.


New study by Stephen Russell.

Victimization of Transgender Youths Linked to Suicidal Thoughts, Substance Abuse

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

New publications by Stephen Russell et al. have found that transgender adolescents are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts as the general population, and they are up to four times as likely to engage in substance use.


New op-ed.

HuffPost Op-Ed by PRC Scholars: "Echo Chamber America"

Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Jamie M. Carroll and Robert Ressler have published an op-ed in the HuffPost called "Echo Chamber America: Why Discourse is More Important Now than Ever."


Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez

Friday Brown Bag! Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

The PRC welcomes Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez from UCLA to our Brown Bag. He will present "Developmental Origins of Health and Disease and Older Age Mortality in Latin America."


Shannon Cavanagh

Shannon Cavanagh Receives Inaugural BDP Faculty Mentor Award

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Dr Shannon Cavanagh has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the annual Bridging Disciplines Programs Faculty Mentor Award.


Congratulations to Margherita Malanchini!

Margherita Malanchini Wins David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

Mon, Sep 11, 2017

PRC postdoctoral fellow Margherita Malanchini has been awarded the American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition.


Bridget Goosby joins us for the 9/15 Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Sept. 15! Bridget Goosby from the University of Nebraska.

Sun, Sep 10, 2017

We welcome Bridget Goosby from the University of Nebraska for our Sept. 15 Brown Bag.


New publication by Sarah Brayne.

Big Data May Amplify Existing Police Surveillance Practices, Study by Sarah Brayne Shows

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

UT Austin sociologist Sarah Brayne’s research, published in the American Sociological Review, examined for the first time how adopting big data analytics both amplifies and transforms police surveillance practices.


Congratulations to Joe Potter!

Joseph Potter Recognized by PAA Honor a Colleague Program

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

PRC faculty research associate an TxPEP lead investigator Joseph Potter has been recognized by the PAA Honor a Colleague program.


Research from Vandewater in PRB.

Vandewater Research on Smoking Cited in Population Reference Bureau Article

Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Research by PRC S&T Core Director Elizabeth Vandewater has been cited in a Population Reference Bureau article on smoking.


Adia Harvey Wingfield from Washington University.

PRC Brown Bag Sept. 8! Adia Harvey Wingfield.

Tue, Aug 29, 2017

The PRC welcomes Adia Harvey Wingfield from Washington University for our Brown Bag.


New PRC research brief!

New PRC Research Brief, “What are the Effects of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Depression and Thoughts of Death on Their Children’s Level of Parental Connectedness?"

Wed, Aug 16, 2017

The PRC has published a new research brief entitled “What are the Effects of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Depression and Thoughts of Death on Their Children’s Level of Parental Connectedness?"


New publications by TxPEP!

Two New Publications by the PRC's Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Fri, Aug 11, 2017

TxPEP has published a two new papers, one in Obstetrics and Gynecology and one in Women's Health Issues.


National Geographic profiles PRC research.

National Geographic Profiles Research from Coffey and Spears

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

National Geographic profiles work from Diane Coffey and Dean Spears on helping improve public health by ending open defection in India.


Julie Maslowsky wins NIH Career Development Award.

Julie Maslowsky Wins NIH Career Development Award

Fri, Jul 7, 2017

PRC faculty research associate Julie Maslowsky has won a five-year National Institute of Health Career Development Award.


New PRC publication!

Drinking Rates Differ for LGB Youth, Study by Jessica Fish and Stephen Russell Finds

Thu, Jul 6, 2017

Despite increased acceptance of same-sex marriage and workplace equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people many LGB youth continue to have higher-than-heterosexual rates of drinking, according to a new paper by Jessica Fish and Stephen Russell published in Addiction.


New PRC Research Brief.

New PRC Research Brief! "Improving Women’s Education Improves Maternal Health: Evidence from Peru"

Thu, Jul 6, 2017

Abigail Weitzman has published a new PRC Research Brief entitled "Improving Women’s Education Improves Maternal Health: Evidence from Peru."


New PRC book!

New Book by R. Angel & J. Angel-Family, Intergenerational Solidarity, and Post-Traditional Society

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Ronald Angel and Jacqueline Angel have published a new book entitled "Family, Intergenerational Solidarity, and Post-Traditional Society."


New research from Stephen Russell.

Bullying and Bias Can Cost Schools Millions, New Research by Stephen Russell

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Stephen Russell has published new research in School Psychology Quarterly.


UT Austin.

Registration Open for Improving Population Health Conference

Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Registration has opened for the Improving Population Health Conference, to be held at UT Austin October 2-4 2017.


New article from PRC researchers.

Zika Research by Letícia Marteleto & Abigail Weitzman Published in Population and Development Review

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

A new study on the Zika virus by Letícia Marteleto, Abigail Weitzman, and colleagues has been published in Population and Development Review.


New brief!

New PRC Research Brief! "Race Gaps in School Trust: Where They Come from and How to Resolve Them"

Wed, Jun 21, 2017

A new PRC research brief by David Yeager and colleagues entitled "Race Gaps in School Trust: Where They Come from and How to Resolve Them" has been published.


Jennifer Glass

Jennifer Glass Wins ASA Family Section 2017 Best Article Award

Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Jennifer Glass recently won the American Sociological Association Family Section 2017 Best Article Award.


New publication in Archives of Sexual Behavior.

New Publication and Op-Ed by Jessica Fish and Stephen Russell on "Mischievous" Data Response in LGB Youth

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

PRC researchers Jessica Fish and Stephen Russell have published new research in Archives of Sexual Behavior and an accompanying op-ed in The Conversation on "mischievous" data response in LGB youth.


New research from David Yeager.

David Yeager Publishes New Research on Adolescents and Social-Emotional Learning

Mon, Jun 12, 2017

PRC faculty research associate David Yeager has published new research in The Future of Learning on adolescents and social-emotional learning.


New York Times photo.

New York Times Quotes Umberson's Research on Importance of Social Interaction

Mon, Jun 12, 2017

The New York Times quotes research by PRC director Debra Umberson on the importance of social interaction for health.


New PRC Research Brief.

New PRC Research Brief! "The Parenthood 'Happiness Penalty': The Effects of Social Policies in 22 Countries"

Tue, May 30, 2017

A new PRC Research Brief by Jennifer Glass and co-authors "The Parenthood 'Happiness Penalty': The Effects of Social Policies in 22 Countries" has been released.


Abigail Aiken.

New Publication by Abigail Aiken in the BMJ

Thu, May 25, 2017

Abigail Aiken has published a new article in the BMJ.


Julie Maslowsky.

Julie Maslowsky Chosen as a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar

Tue, May 23, 2017

PRC faculty research associate Julie Maslowsky has been chosen as a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar.


David Yeager.

David Yeager Wins Boyd McCandless Award from APA

Wed, May 17, 2017

David Yeager has won the 2018 Boyd McCandless Award by Division 7 of the American Psychological Association (APA).


Improving Population Health conference 2017, at UT Austin

Improving Population Health Conference Call for Submissions

Mon, Mar 27, 2017

The conference "Improving Population Health: Now, Across People's Lives, and Across Generations to Come," held at UT Austin this year, is requested submissions.


Congratulations to Mark Hayward!

Mark Hayward Receives Matilda White Riley Award

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

PRC faculty research associate Mark Hayward has won the Matilda White Riley Award from the NIH.


U.S. News and World Report rankings released.

UT PRC Program Ranked Number 1 by U.S. News and World Report

Tue, Mar 14, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center has been ranked the number one graduate program for Sociology of Population by U.S. News and World Report.


Congratulations to Chandra Muller!

Chandra Muller Elected to Membership in the National Academy of Education

Tue, Feb 28, 2017

PRC faculty research associate Chandra Muller has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education.


AIIS logo.

Diane Coffey and Dean Spears Receive Joseph W. Elder Book Prize from AIIS

Mon, Feb 27, 2017

PRC faculty research associates Diane Coffey and Dean Spears have received the 2017 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences from the American Institute of Indian Studies.


New TxPEP Publication in JAMA

New TxPEP Research in JAMA Finds Increased Travel Distance to Clinics is Associated with Decreases in Abortion Numbers

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

New TxPEP research exploring the impact of House Bill 2 found that increases in travel distance to the nearest abortion clinic caused by clinic closures were closely associated with decreases in the official number of abortions.


New article by Debra Umberson

Debra Umberson Publishes New Article on the Racial Disparities in Childhood Loss

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

PRC Director Debra Umberson publishes an article on how African-American children are more likely to experience death of parents and family members than white children


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Robert Hummer, "Leveling the Playing Field? Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality among Low Risk Women in the United States."

Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Please join us for a PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Robert Hummer presents, "Leveling the Playing Field? Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality among Low Risk Women in the United States"


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Goleen Samari, "Islamophobia: The Current State of Muslim and Arab American Health."

Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Please join us for a PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Goleen Samari presents, "Islamophobia: The Current State of Muslim and Arab American Health."


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Sarah Brayne, "Policed: Surveillance and Prediction in the Age of Big Data"

Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Please join us for a PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Sarah Brayne presents, "Policed: Surveillance and Prediction in the Age of Big Data"


Anna Wilkinson Publishes Research Brief

Anna Wilkinson Publishes Research Brief on E-cigarettes and Depression Among College Students

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Dr. Anna Wilkinson publishes a new research brief on e-cigarette use and depression in students


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Junfeng Jiao, "Better Understand AirBnB Rentals with Webscraping."

Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Please join us for a PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Junfeng Jiao presents, "Better Understand AirBnB Rentals with Webscraping"


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag This Friday: Scott Lynch, "Rethinking the Role of Childhood SES in Adult Health: Integrating Existing Theories with a Life Course Perspective on the Disablement Process."

Wed, Feb 8, 2017

Please join us for a PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Scott Lynch presents, "Rethinking the Role of Childhood SES in Adult Health: Integrating Existing Theories with a Life Course Perspective on the Disablement Process."


TxPEP researchers publishes op-ed in Washington Post

PRC Project TxPEP Researchers Publish Op-Ed on Defunding Planned Parenthood in Washington Post

Tue, Feb 7, 2017

PRC project TxPEP researchers Joseph Potter and Kari White publish an op-ed about defunding Planned Parenthood in the Washington Post


Kathryn Paige Harden wins APA award

Kathryn Paige Harden Wins APA Distinguished Scientific Award

Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Dr. Kathryn Paige Harden Wins APA Distinguished Scientific Awards for Early Career Contributions to Psychology


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Mariano Sana, "Eight Decades of Public Opinion on Refugee Admissions"

Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Please join us for a PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Mariano Sana presents, "Eight Decades of Public Opinion on Refugee Admissions."


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Rashawn Ray, "Police Compliance, Body Cams, and Black Lives: Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System"

Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Please join us for a PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Rashawn Ray presents, "Police Compliance, Body Cams, and Black Lives: Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System."


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Abigail Aiken, "Is Illegal Abortion Always Unsafe? Women's Experiences with Self-Sourced Abortion in Ireland"

Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Please join us for a PRC Brown Bag This Friday: Abigail Aiken presents, "Is Illegal Abortion Always Unsafe? Women's Experiences with Self-Sourced Abortion in Ireland."


Op-ed by Jack Day

Jack Day Publishes Op-Ed in Austin American-Statesman on How to Prevent Homophobic Bullying

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Post-doctoral Fellow Jack Day has published an op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman on how to best handle homophobic bullying in schools.


Central Health.

Abigail Aiken Appointed to Central Health Board of Managers

Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Abigail Aiken, PRC faculty research associate and assistant professor at The LBJ School of Public Affairs, has been appointed to the Central Health Board of Managers.


Jacqueline Angel publishes op-ed

Jacqueline Angel Publishes Op-Ed in Dallas Morning News on the Risks of Cutting the ACA

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Jacqueline Angel has published an op-ed in the Dallas Morning News on the risks of Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the Affordable Care Act


New Research Brief on Homophobic Bullying

New PRC Research Brief: Addressing Homophobic Bullying in Schools

Mon, Nov 28, 2016

PRC Post-Doctoral Fellow publishes new research brief on homophobic bullying


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Jason Schnittker, "The Legal Determinants of Health: The Case of Incarceration"

Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Please join us for a PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Jason Schnittker presents, "The Legal Determinants of Health: The Case of Incarceration"


John B. King reading to students.

Secretary of Education Calls for End to Corporal Punishment, Citing Gershoff's Work

Tue, Nov 22, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. sent an official letter to state leaders citing Elizabeth Gershoff's research and calling for states to ban corporal punishment in schools.


Eric McDaniel publishes report on American Exceptionalism

Eric McDaniel Contributes to 2016 Election Analysis Report

Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Eric McDaniel publishes section on American exceptionalism in 2016 election analysis


New Research by Marie-Anne Suizzo

New Publication from Marie-Anne Suizzo on the Effects of Fathers' Warmth on Adolescent Behavior

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

PRC faculty research associate Marie-Anne Suizzo releases a new publication on the effects of fathers' warmth in low-income families.


Michael Geruso.

Michael Geruso Briefs Congress on Discrimination in the Health Care Marketplace

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Today, the PRC's Michael Geruso reports findings to Congress from his National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper released this week, which shows that despite the Affordable Care Act’s popular provisions to protect consumers with pre-existing conditions from high health care costs, some consumers — including those with conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis and certain cancers — continue to face discrimination that results in thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs.


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Mike Mueller-Smith, "Punishment and (non)Deterrence: Evidence on First-Time Drug Offenders from Regression Discontinuities"

Mon, Nov 14, 2016

For this Friday's PRC Brown Bag, Mike Mueller-Smith presents, "Punishment and (non)Deterrence: Evidence on First-Time Drug Offenders from Regression Discontinuities"


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Rebeca Wong, "Longer Life with More Cognitive Impairment: Hispanic Elderly in the U.S."

Mon, Nov 7, 2016

For this Friday's PRC Brown Bag, Rebeca Wong from UT Medical Branch presents "Longer Life with More Cognitive Impairment: Hispanic Elderly in the U.S."


New Research by Paul von Hippel

New Research in Obesity by Paul von Hippel

Thu, Nov 3, 2016

Paul von Hippel publishes new research in obesity


Kamran Ali, recipient of the runner-up prize of the 2016 Hamilton Book Award

Kamran Ali Wins Hamilton Book Award Prize

Tue, Nov 1, 2016

Kamran Ali wins runner-up prize in Hamilton Book Award


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Anna Haskins, "Avoiding Involvement? Parental Incarceration and Parental Involvement in Schooling."

Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Please join us for the PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Anna Haskins from Cornell University presents "Avoiding Involvement? Parental Incarceration and Parental Involvement in Schooling."


Professor Jooyoung Lee

Nov. 8 Talk: Jooyoung Lee: “Beyond the White Tunnel: The Social Construction of Near Death in Black Philadelphia”

Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Next Tuesday Professor Jooyoung Lee presents "Beyond the White Tunnel: The Social Construction of Near Death in Black Philadelphia."


New research by Leticia Marteleto

New Publication from Leticia Marteleto on Affirmative Action

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

PRC faculty research associate Leticia Marteleto publishes new research on affirmative action in Brazil


PRC Brown Bag

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Julie Maslowsky, "Adolescent Health Risk Behavior: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Prevention"

Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Please join us for the PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Julie Maslowsky from UT Austin College of Education presents "Adolescent Health Risk Behavior: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Prevention"


Aiken's new op-ed.

Abigail Aiken Publishes Op-Ed in Irish Times on Abortion Law

Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Abigail Aiken has published an op-ed in The Irish Times on abortion law entitled "Demand For Abortion Pills Highlights Need For Change In The Law."


McDaniel's New Op-Ed

Eric McDaniel Publishes Op-Ed in The Conversation on 2016 Election

Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Eric McDaniel has published an op-ed in The Conversation on the 2016 Election, entitled "Religious Feelings Could Sway The Vote In 2016 Election"


PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Sigal Alon, "Race, Class, and Affirmative Action"

Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Please join us for the PRC Brown Bag this Friday: Sigal Alon from Tel Aviv University presents "Race, Class, and Affirmative Action."


PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Friday!: Sergio Chavez from Rice University.

Fri, Oct 14, 2016

For this Friday's PRC Brown Bag, Sergio Chavez from Rice University presents "Gender, Emotion, and Migration in a Binational Social Network."


New research by Elizabeth Gershoff.

Liz Gershoff Releases Report on Corporal Punishment and Discrimination in Schools

Wed, Oct 5, 2016

PRC Faculty Research Associate Liz Gershoff has released a report on corporal punishment and discrimination in schools.


PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag this Friday! Michael Geruso from UT Department of Economics

Mon, Oct 3, 2016

This Friday, October 7th, Assistant Professor of Economics and PRC Faculty Research Associate at UT Austin Michael Geruso will presenting the PRC Brown Bag talk "How Plans Choose Their Patients: Design-for-Discrimination in Marketplace Formularies."


New article in Demography.

New Publication in Demography by Leticia Marteleto!

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Leticia Marteleto has published a new article in Demography entitled, "Racial Inequality in Education in Brazil: A Twins Fixed-Effects Approach."


PRC Brown Bag.

Friday Brown Bag: Maria Abascal, Brown University

Mon, Sep 26, 2016

For this Friday's PRC Brown Bag, Maria Abascal of Brown University presents "Ethnoracial Diversity and Trust, Reexamined"


Op-ed by Angel.

Jacqueline Angel Op-Ed Discusses Strategies to Manage Aging Population in TX

Fri, Sep 23, 2016

An op-ed published by Jacqueline Angel discusses strategies for managing the care of the growing elderly population in Texas.



Dallas Morning News op-ed.

Op-Ed on Nutrition and Teen Rebelliousness by David Yeager in Dallas Morning News

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The Dallas Morning News has published an op-ed by David Yeager on nutrition and teen rebelliousness.


New op-ed.

Islamophobia Op-Ed by Goleen Samari in Dallas Morning News

Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Goleen Samari has published an op-ed today in the Dallas Morning News entitled "Why We Should Treat Islamophobia as a Public Health Issue."


AJPH.

Goleen Samari Publishes in AJPH on Islamophobia

Fri, Sep 16, 2016

PRC Postdoctoral Scholar Goleen Samari has published "Islamophobia and Public Health in the United States" today in the American Journal of Public Health.


UT Pop-Ups.

Town Hall Features Stephen Russell's "Discrimination and Population Health Disparities" Pop-Up

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

A UT Town Hall meeting today focused on pop-up initiatives, including Stephen Russell's "Discrimination and Population Health Disparities."



CAA logo.

International Conference Series: Aging in the Americas Starts Today

Wed, Sep 14, 2016

The International Conference Series: Aging in the Americas runs today through Sept. 16 at UTSA.


Twin project

NICHD-Funded Post-Doc Opportunity with PRC Texas Twin Project

Wed, Sep 14, 2016

A NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Research position is available at the PRC Texas Twin Project.


Sarah Brayne.

Sarah Brayne Wins Criminology Outstanding Article Award

Thu, Sep 8, 2016

PRC researcher Sarah Brayne has won the 2016 Outstanding Article Award from the American Society of Criminology.


Ling Zhu's talk.

Friday Brown Bag: Ling Zhu, University of Houston

Thu, Sep 8, 2016

Join us for Friday's Brown Bag: Ling Zhu, University of Houston presents "Voices from the Frontline: Network Participation and Local Hospitals' Support for the National Health Care Reform."


New PRC position open.

New PRC Opening: NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Position

Fri, Sep 2, 2016

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for an NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2017.


PRC Brown Bags.

PRC Launches Fall 2016 Brown Bag Series!

Thu, Sep 1, 2016

The PRC Launches the Fall 2016 Brown Bag Series on Sept. 2, 2016.


Op-ed in Statesman.

TxPEP Op-Ed on Maternal Mortality by Joseph Potter and Kari White in Statesman

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

An op-ed by TxPEP investigators Joseph Potter and Kari White on maternal mortality was published in the Austin American-Statesman.


Wendy Manning.

PAA News: Wendy Manning Named President

Mon, Aug 29, 2016

The PRC would like to congratulate Wendy Manning on her new position as President of the Population Association of America.


Postdoctoral researcher opening.

Postdoctoral Scholar Opening: SOGI-Focused School Policies and Student Wellbeing

Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin seeks a postdoctoral researcher to assist with ongoing study of school policies focused on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) and student wellbeing, including implementation of study design; identification, management and analysis of relevant project data; preparation of written reports; and publications for lay audiences and academic articles.


Deb Umberson.

Deb Umberson Delivers Riley Award Lecture at ASA

Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Deb Umberson delivered the Matilda White Riley Award Lecture at the Section on Aging and the Life Course session at the ASA annual meeting in Seattle, Saturday, August 20, 2016.


Photo by American Institutes for Research.

Chandra Muller: Greater Academic Achievement in High School Increases Likelihood of Moving Away

Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Chandra Muller recently gave an ASA talk for the American Sociological Association conference on the connection between high school achievement and moving away.


My Statesman.

New Op-Ed by Stephen Russell: "Going Back to School is Risky for Some Youths"

Mon, Aug 22, 2016

A new op-ed by Stephen Russell called "Going Back to School is Risky for Some Youths" was published today in the Austin American-Statesman.


New publication!

New Book Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Schooling Edited by Stephen Russell!

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Although recent societal shifts in many parts of the world have led to an improvement in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, LGBT youth often face discrimination in their primary pursuit—school. This complex issue is addressed in a new book, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Schooling: The Nexus of Research, Practice, and Policy, edited by PRC's Stephen Russell.


PRC Research Brief.

New PRC Research Brief by Kelly Raley on Cohabitation Trends!

Wed, Aug 17, 2016

A new PRC research brief by Kelly Raley entitled “Diverging Patterns of Union Transition Among Cohabitators by Race-Ethnicity and Education: Trends and Marital Intentions,” addresses the decline in marriage among co-habitating couples by examining marriage intention and structural barriers.


Hope Solo.

Leticia Marteleto Publishes Op-Ed on Zika and Reproductive Choices

Tue, Aug 16, 2016

New op-ed by Leticia Marteleto discusses the ways attitudes toward and opportunities for Zika prevention vary by class.


New UT initiative.

New Pop-Up Initiative: Discrimination and Population Health Disparities

Wed, Aug 10, 2016

New pop-up initiative launches an interdisciplinary network of UT and nationally and internationally-known scholars who focus on discrimination and health.


Statesman op-ed.

Op-Ed by Jacqueline Angel in the Statesman on Seniors and the Election

Mon, Aug 8, 2016

An op-ed by Jacqueline Angel in the Austin American-Statesman focuses on the relative lack of attention in this election cycle on Medicare and Social Security reform.


My Statesman op-ed.

"The Evidence in the State’s “Woman’s Right To Know” Booklet is Lacking," New Statesman Op-Ed by Daniel Grossman.

Fri, Aug 5, 2016

TxPEP Investigator Dr. Daniel Grossman has published a new op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman entitled "State’s ‘Woman’s Right to Know’ Booklet is Lacking."


PRC.

PRC NICHD Post-Doc Opportunity

Wed, Jul 20, 2016

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for an NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2017.


NPR

NPR's On Point Features Jennifer Glass on Cross-Cultural Parental Happiness Research

Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Glass from the Population Research Center and the Council on Contemporary Families is featured on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook.


Character traits, such as grit or desire to learn, have a heavy hand in academic success and are partially rooted in genetics, according to a psychology study at The University of Texas at Austin.

Genetics Play Role in Character Traits Related to Academic Success, Says Study by Tucker-Drob and Harden

Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Genetics play a role in character traits related to academic success, says a recent study by PRC researchers Elliot Tucker-Drob and Paige Harden published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


Op-ed in Huffington Post.

Op-Ed by John Traphagan in Huffington Post Compares Fear Culture in U.S. and Japan

Mon, Jul 11, 2016

An op-ed by PRC research associate John Traphagan in The Huffington Post compares fear culture in the U.S. and Japan.


Time Magazine Op-Ed.

Time Magazine Publishes Abigail Aiken's Zika Op-Ed

Wed, Jul 6, 2016

PRC research associate Abigail R. A. Aiken has co-authored, along with James Trussell, an op-ed in Time Magazine entitled "Women and Children Are Political Pawns In the Zika Funding Battle."


New PRC study in ASR.

Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind, Says New ASR Study by A. Sutton, A. Bosky, and C. Muller

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Blue-collar training in high school leaves women behind, says a new article in the American Sociological Review by PRC alum April Sutton, PRC graduate student trainee Amanda Bosky, and PRC research associate Chandra Muller.


New England Journal of Medicine.

Abigail Aiken Publishes NEJM Letter and Op-Ed on Zika

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

The PRC and The LBJ School of Public Affairs professor Abigail Aiken has published a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine about the increase in requests for abortion medication at Women on Web. A corresponding op-ed was published in the Dallas Morning News.


The Alcalde.

David Yeager's Research Featured in The Alcalde

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

The Alcalde profiles PRC's David Yeager's research on helping disadvantaged students stay in college.


Texas State Capitol.

New Health Affairs Blog by TxPEP's Joseph Potter and Amanda Stevenson

Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Health Affairs Blog has featured a new piece by Joseph Potter and Amanda Stevenson entitled, "Is There Any Room Left for Empirical Research in Family Planning?"


Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions; Cites TxPEP Research

Mon, Jun 27, 2016

The Supreme Court struck down Texas' admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center requirements in its Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt ruling, finding that these restrictions would place an undue burden on the right to an abortion. PRC project TxPEP's research, including expert testimony of Dr. Daniel Grossman on clinic capacity, was quoted in the decision.


Demography.

New Publication in Demography by Kelly Raley!

Fri, Jun 24, 2016

A new article by PRC's Kelly Raley, along with Janet Kuo, has been published in Demography.


Creative Commons image.

Lessons on Personalities Help Teens Cope With Social Stressors, New Study by David Yeager

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

A new study by PRC associate David Yeager has been published in Psychological Science. The article argues that lessons on personalities help teens cope with social stressors.


ASA.

Néstor P. Rodríguez wins ASA Public Sociology Award for the International Migration Section

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

The PRC is proud to announce that faculty research associate Néstor P. Rodríguez won the Public Sociology Award for the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.


Wenhong Chen.

Wenhong Chen Wins ASA Mid-Career Achievement Award, Is Elected as Section Chair

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

PRC research associate Wenhong Chen received the William F. Ogburn Mid-Career Achievement Award from the Communication, Information Technologies, & Media Sociology Section, American Sociological Association. She was also elected as the section chair.


CCF logo.

Must Parents Sacrifice Happiness for Meaning? Council on Contemporary Families Brief Report

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

The Council on Contemporary Families has issued a brief report in advance of a September publication in the American Journal of Sociology.


Robert Crosnoe in the Star-Telegram.

Robert Crosnoe Publishes Opinion Piece on Fatherhood

Wed, Jun 15, 2016

PRC researcher Robert Crosnoe published an opinion column on fatherhood in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for Father's Day.


Image by geralt, Pixabay.

PRC Will Host U.S. Census Bureau Federal Statistical Research Data Center

Tue, Jun 14, 2016

A new Population Research Center partnership with the United States Census Bureau will establish an on-campus Federal Statistical Research Data Center, stimulating more research and enhancing graduate training opportunities at The University of Texas at Austin.


ASA.

PRC Associates Elected to ASA Sociology of Population Section Offices

Thu, Jun 9, 2016

PRC associate Mark Hayward has been elected as chair of the ASA Sociology of Population Section and associate Shannon Cavanagh has been elected to the Sociology of Population council.


David Yeager.

David Yeager Publishes on Strategies to Reduce Inequality in College

Mon, Jun 6, 2016

A recent publication co-authored by PRC affiliate David Yeager shows that incoming college students, especially students of color and first-generation college students, who anticipate challenges and recognize these as normal and temporary are more likely to remain enrolled full time and receive better grades.


Javier Auyero.

Javier Auyero Column Against Campus Carry in NY Times

Mon, Jun 6, 2016

PRC researcher Javier Auyero published an opinion piece in the New York Times on May 31 entitled "Guns on Campus Make Colleges Less Safe." This column speaks out against campus carry.


Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward Publishes on Racial Disparities in Cognitive Impairment

Mon, Jun 6, 2016

PRC researcher Mark Hayward has recently co-authored an article entitled "Life Course Pathways to Racial Disparities in Cognitive Impairment among Older Americans" in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.


Natasha Beretvas

Natasha Beretvas Wins Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

Thu, May 26, 2016

PRC associate Natasha Beretvas recently won an University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.


Arya Ansari.

Arya Ansari Receives APA Outstanding Paper Award

Wed, May 18, 2016

Former PRC NICHD trainee Arya Ansari has received an Early Career Outstanding Paper Award from Division 7 (Developmental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.


Marriage Equality.

May 6! Austin Summit on Same-Sex Couples and Health

Fri, May 6, 2016

The Austin Summit on Same-Sex Couples and Health is happening Friday, May 6. Hosted by the UT Department of Sociology and the Population Research Center, the Austin Summit addresses fundamental questions about same-sex couples and health.


The Alcade.

Profile on Harel Shapira's Work on Gun Ownership in The Alcalde

Tue, May 3, 2016

The Alcade profiles the PRC's Dr. Harel Shapira, focusing on his new work on gun ownership.


Infographic based on research.

New PRC Research Brief by David Pedulla--How Do Potential New Employers Evaluate Workers?

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The second PRC Research Brief "How Do Potential New Employers Evaluate Workers in Part-Time Jobs, "Temp" Jobs, or Jobs Beneath Their Skill Level?" has been published.


Dr. Stephen Russell.

Stephen Russell's Research on LGBT Student Civil Rights Featured

Wed, Apr 27, 2016

PRC Researcher Stephen Russell's research on LGBT student civil rights was recently featured in The Alcade.


Harel Shapira.

Harel Shapira Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Tue, Apr 19, 2016

The PRC's Harel Shapira was recently named a 2016 Andrew Carnegie scholar for his proposal "The Right to Kill: Guns, Justified Homicide, and the Future of American Democracy.”


Journal of Family Psychology.

New Publication! Elizabeth Gershoff on Spanking and Child Outcomes

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Elizabeth Gershoff, along with Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, published a new article this April in the Journal of Family Psychology.


Huffington Post: Parents blog.

HuffPo: Catherine Cubbin on Zika & Low Birthweight Black Babies

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

A recent Huffington Post blog by PRC Faculty Research Associate Catherine Cubbins highlights the need to address the long-standing crisis of low birthweight babies in the U.S.


New York Times.

PRC Researcher David Yeager Featured in Association for Psychological Science's Observer.

Fri, Apr 8, 2016

PRC Researcher David Yeager's media coverage in the New York Times was featured in the "Members in the News" section of the Association for Psychological Science's Observer.


Population Council.

New PRC Research in Studies in Family Planning!

Tue, Apr 5, 2016

New PRC research has come out in Studies in Family Planning.


Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior Features PRC Research!

Tue, Apr 5, 2016

The Journal of Health and Social Behavior features PRC research on health, marriage, alcohol use, and religious attendance.


Excerpt from chart on labor trends.

The Conversation Features Article by Dr. David Pedulla on the U.S. Workforce

Thu, Mar 31, 2016

An article by PRC Faculty Research Associate David Pedulla is featured in The Conversation.


Excerpt from PRC Research Brief Infographic.

New PRC Research Brief! Dr. Stephen Russell on SOGI Data Collection

Mon, Mar 28, 2016

A new PRC Research Brief focuses on recently published research by Dr. Stephen Russellshows the importance of collecting data based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


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