New Research Brief: Repeat Teen Births in the United States Cluster in Poorer Areas with More Limited Reproductive Health Care Access

New Research Brief: Repeat Teen Births in the United States Cluster in Poorer Areas with More Limited Reproductive Health Care Access

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Using 2015-2017 birth certificate data, PRC faculty research associates Julie Maslowsky and Daniel Powers, along with their co-authors, found that first and repeat teen births cluster in geographic areas that are economically worse off than areas with lower levels of teen births.


PRC and TALC Leading Cluster Hiring in two Exciting Areas

PRC and TALC Leading Cluster Hiring in two Exciting Areas

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Umberson and Fingerman are leading cluster hiring in two areas


Elliot Tucker-Drob - Named a Recipient of the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

Elliot Tucker-Drob - Named a Recipient of the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

Sun, Sep 29, 2019

PRC's Elliot Tucker-Drob has been named a recipient of the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal for his achievements in the fields of personality and developmental psychology.


Study Shows Electoral College Could Flip Close Elections

Study Shows Electoral College Could Flip Close Elections

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Michael Geruso and Dean Spears lead the University of Texas Electoral College Study (UTECS).


New JAMA Article: Education Associated With Life Expectancy Among U.S. Adults

New JAMA Article: Education Associated With Life Expectancy Among U.S. Adults

Tue, Aug 27, 2019

Isaac Sasson’s and Mark Hayward’s new article in JAMA "Education Associated With Life Expectancy Among U.S. Adults."


Cluster Hiring Initiative in Biosocial Approaches to Health Disparities

Cluster Hiring Initiative in Biosocial Approaches to Health Disparities

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

The University of Texas Population Research Center (PRC) is pleased to announce a cluster hiring initiative in Biosocial Approaches to Health Disparities.


Stephen Russell - next director of the School of Human Ecology

Stephen Russell - next director of the School of Human Ecology

Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Stephen Russell will serve as the next director of the School of Human Ecology, beginning in January 2020


Mark Hayward Receives the SALC Outstanding Mentor Award

Mark Hayward Receives the SALC Outstanding Mentor Award

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Mark Hayward is the recipient of the first ever SALC Outstanding Mentor Award.



PRC Brown Bag Schedule

PRC Brown Bag Schedule

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Reuben Miller, Julie Lane and Courtney Boen headline or fall 2019 Brown Bag series.


Paul von Hippel Honored by the American Sociological Association

Paul von Hippel Honored by the American Sociological Association

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Paul von Hippel is the 2019 winner of the American Sociological Association's Leo Goodman Award.


New publication by David Yeager in Nature

New publication by David Yeager in Nature

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

New paper by David Yeager in Nature: "A national experiment reveals where a growth mindset improves achievement."


New Research Brief: When Older People Interact with Weak Social Ties, They Get Up and Move

New Research Brief: When Older People Interact with Weak Social Ties, They Get Up and Move

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

This brief reports on a study that breaks new ground by measuring the associations of physical activity and mood with both close social ties and weak social ties throughout the day.


Gershoff elected Chair of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice

Gershoff elected Chair of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Liz Gershoff has been elected Chair of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, Division 37 of the American Psychological Association


Debra Umberson elected chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America

Debra Umberson elected chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Umberson elected chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of GSA


2019 Parker Frisbie Publication Award Winners

2019 Parker Frisbie Publication Award Winners

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Join us in congratulating Emily Paine and Sangita Vyas for being the recipients of the 2019 Parker Frisbie publication award.


Catherine Cubbin - One of The Most Influential Contemporary Social Work Faculty

Catherine Cubbin - One of The Most Influential Contemporary Social Work Faculty

Fri, Jun 14, 2019

Congratulations to Catherine Cubbin for being on the list of 100 Most Influential Contemporary Social Work Faculty as Assessed by the H-Index!


Mark Hayward named member of the NAS Alzheimer’s Decadal Study

Mark Hayward named member of the NAS Alzheimer’s Decadal Study

Mon, Jun 10, 2019

This committee will conduct a decadal survey focusing on developing a research agenda for the next decade.


Research Brief by Abigail Weitzman and Allen B. Mallory

Research Brief by Abigail Weitzman and Allen B. Mallory

Sat, Jun 8, 2019

This brief reports on a study that is the first of its kind to examine this willingness to refuse sex and explore how it evolves during the transition to adulthood.


Welcome our new REU students!

Welcome our new REU students!

Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Eight students embark on an 8 week program designed to immerse them in the study of race, ethnicity, and family demography.


New Research Brief by Stephen Russell and Colleagues

New Research Brief by Stephen Russell and Colleagues

This brief reports on a study using nationally representative data to show that the over-representation of sexual minority youth in child welfare systems is a national phenomenon.

Fri, May 24, 2019


New Publication by Cavanagh Examines Family Instability

New Publication by Cavanagh Examines Family Instability

Mon, May 20, 2019

A new publication by Shannon Cavanagh in the Annual Review of Sociology examines family instability.


Life & Letters Features Letícia Marteleto's

Life & Letters Features Letícia Marteleto's "Decode Zika" Project

Mon, May 20, 2019

Life & Letters features an interview with Letícia Marteleto regarding her new "Decode Zika" project.


Political Controversies about Marginalized Groups Increase Bullying in Youths, New Research

Political Controversies about Marginalized Groups Increase Bullying in Youths, New Research

Mon, May 13, 2019

– Scientists have uncovered new evidence that heated political discourse over proposed laws involving marginalized groups, such as debates about the rights of LGBT people, can contribute to an increase in bullying linked to students’ identity in schools.


Q&A with Chandra Muller on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

Q&A with Chandra Muller on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

UT Austin College of Liberal Arts interviews Chandra Muller on her recently funded project on Alzheimer's and dementia research.

Mon, May 13, 2019


Chandra Muller and Team Awarded 12.8 Million NIA Grant

Chandra Muller and Team Awarded 12.8 Million NIA Grant

Wed, May 8, 2019

A multi-center project including a UT Austin research team led by Chandra Muller has been awarded a 12.8 million dollar grant from the NIA.


Allen LeBlanc visits UT Austin.

Summit on LGBTQ Families Presents Allen LeBlanc

Thu, May 2, 2019

Allen LeBlanc, Health Equity Institute Professor of Sociology at San Francisco State University, will present "Extending Minority Stress Theory: The Case of People in Same-Sex Relationships"


PRC Brown Bag May 3: Jacob Cheadle from UT Austin

PRC Brown Bag May 3: Jacob Cheadle from UT Austin

Tue, Apr 30, 2019

Jacob Cheadle from UT Austin will present "Does Negative Emotionality Bias the Association Between Perceived Discrimination and Health"


Ana Canedo's Poster “Going Back Home for Health Care” Wins PAA Award

Ana Canedo's Poster “Going Back Home for Health Care” Wins PAA Award

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

Ana Canedo’s poster “Going Back Home for Health Care” won an award in the PAA session on “Health, Mortality and Aging.”


Ellis Monk visits the PRC.

PRC Brown Bag Apr. 19: Ellis Monk from Harvard

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Ellis Monk from Harvard will present “Colorism and Health”


Jennifer Glass wins Harriet Presser Award

Jennifer Glass wins Harriet Presser Award

Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Jennifer Glass was presented with the 2019 Harriet B Presser Award at the 2019 Population Association of America annual meeting in Austin, TX.


New Study by David Yeager + Team

New Study by David Yeager + Team

Mon, Apr 15, 2019

New study finds simple way to inoculate teens against junk food marketing


PAA Honors Mark Hayward

PAA Honors Mark Hayward

Wed, Apr 10, 2019

PAA honors PRC's Mark Hayward.


Welcome to PAA!

Welcome to PAA!

Wed, Apr 10, 2019

The Texas PRC welcomes everyone to PAA!


PRC Brown Bag Apr. 5: Florencia Torche from Stanford University

PRC Brown Bag Apr. 5: Florencia Torche from Stanford University

Tue, Apr 2, 2019

Florencia Torche from Stanford University will present “Does Marriage Really Affect Children’s Outcomes? Evidence from Change in Marital Fertility Over Time”


New Research Brief by Diane Coffey and Team

New Research Brief by Diane Coffey and Team

Mon, Apr 1, 2019

This brief describes disparities in child height – an important indicator of early life health – in India.


John Santelli (left) and David Chae (right).

Brown Bag with John Santelli and Talk by David Chae This Friday

Wed, Mar 27, 2019

Two talks this Friday, March 29: Brown Bag with John Santelli and Talk by David Chae


Robert Crosnoe wins Distinguished Contributions to Interdisciplinary Understanding of Child Development Award

Robert Crosnoe wins Distinguished Contributions to Interdisciplinary Understanding of Child Development Award

Thu, Mar 7, 2019

Robert Crosnoe wins an award from the Society for Research in Child Development.


PRC Brown Bag Mar. 8: Shannon Cavanagh from UT Austin

PRC Brown Bag Mar. 8: Shannon Cavanagh from UT Austin

Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Shannon Cavanagh from UT Austin will present “Economic Uncertainty and Love: Family Building Behaviors in Young Adulthood”


New Research Brief by Rachel Donnelly and Letícia Marteleto

New Research Brief by Rachel Donnelly and Letícia Marteleto

Tue, Feb 26, 2019

Donnelly and Marteleto's research brief: "How Does the Transmission of Diet Behaviors Differ by Parent and Child Gender in Brazil?"


PRC Brown Bag Mar. 1: Abena Mackall from UT Austin

PRC Brown Bag Mar. 1: Abena Mackall from UT Austin

Mon, Feb 25, 2019

Abena Mackall from UT Austin will present “Adolescent Arrest and the Transition to Adulthood: Qualitative Evidence and Its Implications for Demography"


Having acquaintances or peripheral ties may encourage older adults to be more physically active, researchers said.

Fingerman and Umberson Found Interacting With More People Keep Older Adults More Active

Wed, Feb 20, 2019

It’s been said that variety is the spice of life, and now scientists say variety in your social circle may help you live longer. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that older adults who spend more time interacting with a wide range of people were more likely to be physically active and had greater emotional well-being.


The PRC welcomes Liz Chiarello.

PRC Brown Bag Feb. 22: Liz Chiarello from Saint Louis University

Mon, Feb 18, 2019

Liz Chiarello from Saint Louis University will present “Shared Technology, Competing Logics: How Healthcare Providers And Law Enforcement Agents Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse.”


Postdoctoral research associate to begin work starting September 1, 2019.

Postdoc Position at UT

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Postdoctoral research associate to begin work starting September 1, 2019.


In Remembrance of William

In Remembrance of William "Parker" Frisbie

Wed, Feb 13, 2019

UT Austin remembers William "Parker" Frisbie.


The PRC welcomes Rayven Plaza.

PRC Brown Bag Feb. 15: Rayven Plaza from UT Austin

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Rayven Plaza will present “Modern Disintegration: Black / White Test Score Disparities and the End of School Desegregation.”


LGBTQ Youths Are Over-Represented, Have Poorer Outcomes in Child Welfare System

LGBTQ Youths Are Over-Represented, Have Poorer Outcomes in Child Welfare System

Mon, Feb 11, 2019

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youths are more likely to end up in foster care or unstable housing and suffer negative outcomes, such as substance abuse or mental health issues, while living in the child welfare system, according to new research from PRC researcher Stephen T. Russell.


The PRC welcomes Diane Coffey.

PRC Brown Bag Feb. 8: Diane Coffey from UT Austin

Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Diane Coffey from UT Austin will present “Neonatal Mortality and Maternal Health in India”


Visiting Demographer Colter Mitchell and Emma Aguila speak at PRC sponsored events.

Visiting Demographer Colter Mitchell and Emma Aguila this Thursday

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

Join us this Thursday as Colter Mitchell and Emma Aguila speak at PRC sponsored events.


Apply today

Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

Sun, Feb 3, 2019

Do you know an undergraduate with research interest in Race, Ethnicity and/or Demography? Applications are now live for the REU program at the PRC!


Congrats to Shannon Cavanagh, New PRC Training Director and Winner of President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Congrats to Shannon Cavanagh, New PRC Training Director and Winner of President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Wed, Jan 30, 2019

Shannon Cavanagh has been named new PRC training director and also winner of President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award.


Texas Standard Interviews Umberson on Texas Aging & Longevity Center

Texas Standard Interviews Umberson on Texas Aging & Longevity Center

Wed, Jan 30, 2019

The Texas Standard interview co-director Deb Umberson about the new Texas Aging & Longevity Center.


Life & Letters magazine features the Texas Prison Education Initiative

Life & Letters magazine features the Texas Prison Education Initiative

Wed, Jan 30, 2019

Life & Letters magazine features the Texas Prison Education Initiative, a new project started by Sarah Brayne.


The PRC welcomes Visiting Demographer Kelly Musick.

PRC Brown Bag Feb. 1: Visiting Demographer Kelly Musick from Cornell

Wed, Jan 23, 2019

Visiting Demographer Kelly Musick from Cornell will present "His and her work and earnings following parenthood in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom."


We are proud to announce the new Texas Aging & Longevity Center!

New Texas Aging & Longevity Center

Tue, Jan 22, 2019

New Aging & Longevity Center to Address Future Needs of Texas’ Growing Elderly Population.


By Lauren Schudde, Huriya Jabbar, and Andrea Chevalier.

To Improve Community College Transfer in Texas, Students Need Better Information

Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Improving transfer in Texas will advance equity and reduce students’ costs and the time it takes them to complete a four-year degree.


The lack of sanitation and the practice of open defecation is another big driver of childhood undernutrition.

Coffey and Spears on The Importance of Sanitation to Child Height

Sun, Dec 9, 2018

Despite rapid progress on income and development parameters in the past decade, heights of children grew slowly, and a big contributor is sanitation.


The PRC welcomes Abby Weitzman.

PRC Brown Bag Nov. 30: Abby Weitzman from UT Austin

Mon, Nov 26, 2018

Abby Weitzman from UT Austin Presents: "Neighborhood Homicides and the Risk of Late Adolescent Pregnancy."


Marteleto and Villanueva evaluate the effects of adolescent childbearing on young women’s educational attainment in Brazil.

New Research Brief on the Educational Outcome for Brazilian Women.

Tue, Nov 20, 2018

Marteleto and Villanueva evaluate the effects of adolescent childbearing on young women’s educational attainment in Brazil.


The PRC welcomes James Bart Stykes.

PRC Brown Bag Nov. 19: James Bart Stykes from Sam Houston State University

Mon, Nov 12, 2018

James Bart Stykes from Sam Houston State University Presents : "Couples' Fertility Intentions and Relationship Trajectories Following the Transition to Parenthood"


The PRC welcomes Deirdre Bloome.

PRC Brown Bag Nov. 9: Deirdre Bloome from the University of Michigan

Mon, Nov 5, 2018

Deirdre Bloome of the University of Michigan Present : "Educational Inequality, Educational Expansion, and Intergenerational Income Persistence in the U.S."



Letícia Marteleto and her research team awarded $3.5 million by NICHD.

PRC Faculty Research Associate Recognized by NICHD

Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Letícia Marteleto and her research team awarded $3.5 million by NICHD.


The PRC welcomes Matthew Andersson.

PRC Brown Bag Nov. 2: Matthew Andersson from Baylor

Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Matthew Andersson of Baylor Presents: “Educational Health Disparities and Comparative Health Care: Are Disparities Wider or Narrower in High-Performing Systems?”


Read about the PRC on the IAPHS blog.

IAPHS Blog Spotlights Texas PRC

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) spotlights the Texas PRC in its blog.


Brief by Abigail R.A. Aiken, Elisa Padron, Kathleen Broussard, and Dana Johnson.

New Research Brief on Northern Ireland’s Abortion Laws

Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Northern Ireland’s Abortion Laws Have Negative Consequences for Women’s Health and Wellbeing


The PRC welcomes Sara Mernitz.

PRC Brown Bag Oct. 26: Sara Mernitz from UT Austin

Mon, Oct 22, 2018

Sara Mernitz from UT Austin will present: “Union Formation and Mental Health during the Transition to Adulthood.”


Mark Hayward, PRC Graduate Training Director, has been named the editor of Demography

Mark Hayward, New Editor of Demography

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

PRC is the new home for Demography


The PRC welcomes Bill Kelly.

PRC Brown Bag Oct. 19: Bill Kelly from UT Austin

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Bill Kelly from UT Austin will present: “From Research to Policy: Implementing Evidence-Based Criminal Justice Reform.”


Early Career Fellowships awarded.

Mindset Scholars Network and the PRC Awards Early Career Fellowships

Tue, Oct 9, 2018

The Mindset Scholars Network and the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center awarded National Study of Learning Mindsets Early Career Fellowships to 13 outstanding emerging scholars.


No Brown Bag Fri., Oct. 12.

No Brown Bag this Friday, October 12

Mon, Oct 8, 2018

No Brown Bag Fri., Oct. 12


New Research Brief by Emily Allen Paine.

New Research Brief - What Happens during Healthcare Interactions to Compel Gender Nonconforming LGBTQ People to Avoid Healthcare?

Mon, Oct 8, 2018

What Happens during Healthcare Interactions to Compel Gender Nonconforming LGBTQ People to Avoid Healthcare?


Kelly Raley presents Friday's Brown Bag.

Brown Bag Friday, Oct. 5: Kelly Raley

Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Kelly Raley from UT Austin will present "Estimating Children’s Household Instability Using Longitudinal Household Roster Data" as part of our PRC Brown Bag series.


Impact of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination on the Well-Being of Adolescents.

New Research Brief on Racial and Ethnic Discrimination on Adolescents’ Well-Being by Aprile D. Benner.

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Racial and ethnic disparities, or the differences between minorities and whites, are common across multiple domains in the United States.


American Sociological Association.

Three Faculty Research Associates recognized by the American Sociological Association.

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Debra Umberson, Becky Pettit and Sarah Brayne were featured in American Sociological Association Top 50 Journal Downloads of 2017.


The PRC welcomes John Gerring.

PRC Brown Bag Sept. 28: John Gerring from UT Austin

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

John Gerring from UT Austin will present "Scale Effects: The Impact of Population on Politics."


Marteleto and Villanueva’s findings suggest that childbearing during the teenage years is detrimental to the educational attainment of Brazilian women.

New Article by PRC FRA Leticia Marteleto and PRC trainee Aída Villanueva

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

A new article by PRC faculty research associate Leticia Marteleto and PRC trainee Aída Villanueva was published last week in Studies in Family Planning.


Experiencing such discrimination is consistently linked to poorer mental health, lower academic achievement and more engagement in risky or negative behavior, the latest analysis showed.

Racial and Ethnic Bias Leads to Lower Well-Being Among Adolescents

Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Racial and ethnic discrimination is problematic for all aspects of development — from mental and physical health to risky behaviors and academic success — particularly for Latinos, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin determined after analyzing findings from hundreds of previous studies on adolescents.


Professor Joe Potter meeting his donor.

PRC Researcher Joseph Potter Meets Stem Cell Donor at UT Football Halftime Show

Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Professor Joseph Potter met his stem cell transplant donor for the first time during halftime of the Texas/TCU football game.


The PRC welcomes Kristin Turney.

PRC Brown Bag Sept. 21: Kristin Turney from the University of California, Irvine

Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Kristin Turney from the University of California, Irvine will present "Vicarious and Contingent Consequences of Adolescent Police Exposure."




The PRC welcomes Thomas DiPrete.

PRC Brown Bag Sept. 14: Thomas DiPrete from Columbia

Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Thomas DiPrete from Columbia presents “School-to-Work Linkages in Comparative Perspective.”


New NASEM publication with remarks from Deb Umberson.

NASEM Presents Women's Health Workshop Summary with Remarks from Deb Umberson

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

NASEM presents a summary of a March 2018 workshop on women's mental health that features remarks from Deb Umberson.


New PRC Research Brief.

New PRC Research Brief Examines Spousal Influence on Health Habits

Tue, Sep 4, 2018

The PRC has published a new research brief entitled, "How Spouses Influence Each Other’s Health Habits in Same-Sex Compared to Different-Sex Marriages."


The PRC welcomes Alexandra Killewald.

PRC Brown Bag Sept. 7: Visiting Demographer Alexandra Killewald from Harvard

Tue, Sep 4, 2018

Visiting Demographer Alexandra Killewald from Harvard presents "For Richer: Marriage and Wealth Accumulation."


New PRC Research Brief.

"Twenty Years of Evidence Shows Continuing Racial Disparities in Academic Achievement," New PRC Research Brief

Thu, Aug 2, 2018

The PRC has published a new research brief entitled, "Twenty Years of Evidence Shows Continuing Racial Disparities in Academic Achievement."


New op-ed from Paige Harden.

"Why Progressives Should Embrace the Genetics of Education," New York Times Op-Ed by Paige Harden

Wed, Jul 25, 2018

Paige Harden has published an op-ed in The New York Times entitled "Why Progressives Should Embrace the Genetics of Education."


New PRC research brief on high school courses and health.

High School Courses Impact Health at Midlife, New PRC Research Brief

Fri, Jul 20, 2018

The PRC has published a new research brief entitled, "Why Are the Courses You Take in High School Important for Your Health at Midlife?"


David Yeager on Eighth Grade.

David Yeager Interviewed About "Eighth Grade"

Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Fox 7 features an interview with David Yeager about the film "Eighth Grade."


See Karen Fingerman in the Washington Post.

Washington Post Interviews Karen Fingerman

Tue, Jul 10, 2018

The Washington Post interviews Karen Fingerman on the importance of social ties.


BBC podcast features Toni Falbo.

BBC Podcast Features Interview with Toni Falbo on Only Children

Mon, Jul 9, 2018

A new BBC podcast episode "Only the Lonely" features an interview with Toni Falbo on only children.


New fellowship application open.

Now Open: National Study of Learning Mindsets Early Career Fellowship Application

Mon, Jul 9, 2018

The application for the National Study of Learning Mindsets Early Career Fellowship is now open.


New research in Scientia.

New Research on State-Level Population Health Disparities from Mark Hayward and Jennifer Karas Montez

Mon, Jul 2, 2018

Scientia has published a write-up of research on state-level disparities in population health from the PRC's Mark Hayward and PRC alum Jennifer Karas Montez.


New PRC research brief.

"Same-Sex Couples Devote More Attention to End-of-Life Plans than Heterosexual Couples," New PRC Research Brief

Mon, Jun 25, 2018

The PRC has published a new research brief entitled, "Same-Sex Couples Devote More Attention to End-of-Life Plans than Heterosexual Couples."


Houston Chronicle publishes AIken op-ed.

Abigail Aiken Op-Ed: "Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Raises the Bar for U.S. Abortion Politics"

Mon, Jun 11, 2018

The Houston Chronicle features an op-ed by Abigail Aiken, "Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Raises the Bar for U.S. Abortion Politics."


New PRC Research Brief by Stephen Russell, Amanda Pollitt, and colleagues.

New PRC Research Brief, "Transgender Youth Allowed to Use Their Chosen Name Have Fewer Mental Health Problems"

Fri, Jun 8, 2018

The PRC has published a new research brief, from PRC researchers Stephen Russell and Amanda Pollitt and colleagues entitled "Transgender Youth Allowed to Use Their Chosen Name Have Fewer Mental Health Problems."


USA Today

"Trump's New Title X Plan Requires Ineffective Birth Control Most Women Don't Want," TxPEP Op-Ed

Thu, Jun 7, 2018

TxPEP's Katherine Strandberg and Kristine Hopkins have published an op-ed in USA Today entitled, "Trump's New Title X Plan Requires Ineffective Birth Control Most Women Don't Want."


New project by Shapira and Lin awarded grant.

Joyce Foundation Awards Harel Shapira and Ken-Hou Lin Grant to Examine College Students' Attitudes Toward Guns

Fri, May 11, 2018

The Joyce Foundation has awarded Harel Shapira and Ken-Hou Lin a grant for their project, "Examining College Students' Attitudes About Guns to Develop Lessons for Intervention."


Sarah Brayne's work on the LAPD wins top article prize.

Sarah Brayne Wins Law and Society Association Article Prize

Fri, May 11, 2018

The PRC's Sarah Brayne has won the the Law and Society Association Article Prize for “Big Data Surveillance: The Case of Policing,” published in the American Sociological Review (2017).


Congratulations to Marika Cabral!

Marika Cabral Wins Arrow Award from IHEA

Thu, May 10, 2018

Marika Cabral has been selected as winner of the Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Association.


Congratulations to Robert Town.

Robert Town Wins Willard Manning Award and PURC Prize for Best Paper in Regulatory Economics

Thu, May 10, 2018

Robert Town has won the Willard Manning Award and the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics.


This brief describes a study of who goes to jail for nonpayment of child support.

Who Goes to Jail for Child Support Debt?

Thu, May 10, 2018

Understanding more about jail for child support nonpayment is important for child well-being.


PRC Newletter launches.

New PRC Newsletter Features New Research on Transgender Naming, Birth Control, and a New Faculty Announcement

Thu, May 10, 2018

The inaugural PRC newsletter features new research on transgender naming, birth control, and a new faculty announcement


The PRC welcomes Daniel Schneider.

PRC Brown Bag May 4: Daniel Schneider from Berkeley

Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Daniel Schneider from Berkeley will present "Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules in Retail: Worker Wellbeing, Company Practices, and Policy Response" as part of our Brown Bag series.


Welcome, Rob!

Methods Talk: Rob Carrington from Q2ebanking

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Rob Carrington from Q2ebanking presents: "Fantastic Datasets and Where to Find Them: Using Web Data for Social Science" as a PRC Methods Talk.


Congratulations to Jennifer Karas Montez!

PRC Alum Jennifer Karas Montez Wins Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Wed, Apr 25, 2018

PRC alum Jennifer Karas Montez has won a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for her work on inequalities in adult mortality.


Congratulations!

Emily Allen Paine Wins Society for the Study of Social Problems Student Paper Award

Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Emily Allen Paine is the winner of the 2018 Student Paper Award in Health, Health Policy, and Health Services from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.


New PRC research brief!

New PRC Research Brief by TxPEP Examines Community College Students' Contraceptive Preferences

Tue, Apr 24, 2018

A new PRC research brief by TxPEP researchers examines community college students' desire for more effective forms of contraception.


Congratulations to Elizabeth Cozzolino!

Elizabeth Cozzolino Wins Parker Frisbie Graduate Student Paper Competition

Fri, Apr 20, 2018

The PRC is pleased to announce Elizabeth Cozzolino as the winner of the 2018 Parker Frisbie Graduate Student Paper Competition.


Op-ed by Angel on aging populations in Texas.

Statesman Op-Ed by Jacqueline Angel Addresses Aging Populations in Texas

Wed, Apr 18, 2018

An op-ed in the Statesman by Jacqueline Angel addresses aging populations in Texas.


Veronique Dupere presents Apr. 20 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Apr. 20: Veronique Dupere Presents "High School Dropout in (Proximal) Context: A Stress Process, Life Course Approach"

Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Veronique Dupere Presents "High School Dropout in (Proximal) Context: A Stress Process, Life Course Approach"


Congratulations to Rob Crosnoe!

Rob Crosnoe Inducted as President of SRA

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

The PRC's Rob Crosnoe has been inducted as president of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA).


Congratulations to Toni Falbo!

New Publication by Toni Falbo on Behavior, Gender and China's One-Child Policy

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Toni Falbo has published a new article in Heliyon.


Cheryl Rollman-Tinajero Presents Apr. 13 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Apr. 13: Cheryl Rollman-Tinajero Presents "RDC: What it Means to Me"

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Cheryl Rollman-Tinajero Presents "RDC: What it Means to Me"


Congratulations to the research team led by Leticia Marteleto!

Marteleto Wins LASA "Best Paper" Award

Tue, Apr 3, 2018

"The Weight of Inequality: Socio-Economic Status and the Intergenerational Transmission of Child Nutrition in Brazil” published in Social Forces last June is the winner of the best paper award in Social Sciences by the Brasil Section of the Latin American Studies Association.


New PRC publication.

Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths, New Publication by Russell, Pollitt

Tue, Apr 3, 2018

In one of the largest and most diverse studies of transgender youths to date, researchers led by a team at The University of Texas at Austin, including PRC researchers Stephen Russell and Amanda Pollitt, have found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen name in places such as work, school and at home, their risk of depression and suicide drops.


New op-ed by Kelly Raley

New Op-Ed by Kelly Raley, "Citizenship Question, Con: It's Wasteful and Harms Texas"

Tue, Apr 3, 2018

Kelly Raley has published a new op-ed in the Abilene Reporter News (and others) entitled "Citizenship Question, Con: It's Wasteful and Harms Texas."


Jason Fletcher Presents Mar. 30 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Mar. 30: Jason Fletcher Presents "Genetic Endowments, Educational Attainment and Social Mobility"

Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Jason Fletcher Presents "Genetic Endowments, Educational Attainment and Social Mobility"


Karen Fingerman is quoted in The New York Times.

"The Maternal Grandparent Advantage," Karen Fingerman Quoted in New York Times

Tue, Mar 27, 2018

The New York Times quotes PRC Researcher Karen Fingerman on the maternal grandparent advantage in developing relationships with grandchildren.


Issa Kohler-Hausmann presents Mar. 26 at a PRC Sponsored Event.

PRC Sponsored Event: Issa Kohler-Hausmann Presents "Misdemeanorland: Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing"

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Issa Kohler-Hausmann Presents "Misdemeanorland: Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing"


Video archive from NASEM workshop.

NASEM Presents "Women's Mental Health Across the Life Course Through a Sex-Gender Lens," Feat. Deb Umberson

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Population features archived workshop videos on "Women's Mental Health Across the Life Course Through a Sex-Gender Lens," with remarks by Deb Umberson.


Beth Widen presents Mar. 23 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Mar. 23: Beth Widen Presents “Health Consequences of Suboptimal Pregnancy Weight Gain”

Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Beth Widen Presents “Health Consequences of Suboptimal Pregnancy Weight Gain”


Frances Champagne presents Mar. 9 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Mar. 9: Frances Champagne Presents "Epigenetic Plasticity and Inheritance"

Tue, Mar 6, 2018

Frances Champagne Presents "Epigenetic Plasticity and Inheritance"


New PRC research brief!

New PRC Research Brief by Dupéré, Dion and Crosnoe, "Is Dropping Out of High School More Likely after Stressful Life Events?"

Tue, Mar 6, 2018

The PRC has published a new PRC Research Brief, "Is Dropping Out of High School More Likely after Stressful Life Events?" by Véronique Dupéré, Eric Dion, and Robert Crosnoe.


New publication by Elizabeth Cozzolino!

New Publication by Elizabeth Cozzolino, "Public Assistance, Relationship Context, and Jail for Child Support Debt"

Thu, Mar 1, 2018

PRC trainee Elizabeth Cozzolino has published a new article in Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World entitled, "Public Assistance, Relationship Context, and Jail for Child Support Debt."


Scholars Strategy Network.

New Scholars Strategy Network Brief by Kate Coleman-Minahan and Goleen Samari

Wed, Feb 28, 2018

The Scholars Strategy Network has published a new brief by Kate Coleman-Minahan and Goleen Samari entitled "How Removal of Immigrant Fathers Harms the Sexual Health and Wellbeing of Their Daughters."


Sarah Burgard presents Mar. 2 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Visiting Demographer Mar. 2: Sarah Burgard Presents "Some College, Some Benefits? Post-Secondary Educational Attainment and Occupational Outcomes in the Early Career"

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Visiting Demographer Sarah Burgard Presents "Some College, Some Benefits? Post-Secondary Educational Attainment and Occupational Outcomes in the Early Career"


New PRC research brief!

New PRC Research Brief! "The Impact of Information about Abortion Safety on Texas Voters’ Opinions about Restrictive Laws" (TxPEP)

Mon, Feb 26, 2018

The PRC has published a new research brief entitled "The Impact of Information about Abortion Safety on Texas Voters’ Opinions about Restrictive Laws," by TxPEP researchers.


Michael Gaddis presents a workshop series.

Michael Gaddis Workshop Series: For Sociology Graduate Students and PRC Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Trainees (RSVP)

Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Michael Gaddis presents a workshop series for Sociology graduate students and PRC predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees.Feb. 28 and March 1.


René Flores presents Feb. 23 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Feb. 23: René Flores Presents “Who are the ‘Illegals’?: The Social Construction of Illegality in the U.S.”

Tue, Feb 20, 2018

René Flores Presents “Who are the ‘Illegals’?: The Social Construction of Illegality in the U.S.”


The PRC remembers Parker Frisbie.

Remembering William "Parker" Frisbie

Wed, Feb 14, 2018

The PRC remembers former director and friend Parker Frisbie.


CCF Conference: Register Now!

Register Now, CCF Conference: “Conceiving American Families in the 21st Century: Reproductive Policies, Practices and Technologies”

Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Register now for the Council on Contemporary Families 2018 conference, "Conceiving American Families in the 21st Century: Reproductive Policies, Practices and Technologies.”


Arne Kallebergr presents Feb. 16 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Feb. 16: Arne Kalleberg Presents "Precarious Lives: Job Insecurity and Well-Being in Rich Democracies"

Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Arne Kallebergr Presents "Precarious Lives: Job Insecurity and Well-Being in Rich Democracies"


New PRC publication.

Vandewater and Wilkinson: New Article in Tobacco Regulatory Science

Thu, Feb 8, 2018

PRC S&T Core Director Elizabeth Vandewater and PRC FRA Anna Wilkinson, along with co-authors, have published a new article entitled "Whose Post Is It? Predicting E-Cigarette brand from social media posts" Tobacco Regulatory Science.


Kyle Crowder presents Feb. 9 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Feb. 9: Kyle Crowder Presents "The Social Drivers of Residential Stratification"

Tue, Feb 6, 2018

Kyle Crowder Presents "The Social Drivers of Residential Stratification"


Welcome to Cheryl Rollman-Tinajero.

PRC Sponsored Event: Cheryl Rollman-Tinajero Presents "RDC: What it Means to Me"

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Cheryl Rollman-Tinajero, from the U.S. Census Bureau and the UT Austin Restricted Data Center, presents "RDC: What it Means to Me"


Tom Vogl Presents Feb. 2 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Visiting Demographer Feb. 2: Tom Vogl Presents “Differential Fertility and Population Composition”

Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Visiting Demographer Tom Vogl Presents “Differential Fertility and Population Composition”


Inside Higher Ed features Robert Reece.

Inside Higher Ed Features Robert Reece

Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Inside Higher Ed features an editorial by PRC researcher Robert Reece entitled "Halfway Home: The Black Academic and the Struggle for Belonging."


Max Besbris presents Jan. 26 at the PRC Brown Bag.

PRC Brown Bag Jan. 26: Max Besbris Presents "Malleable Prices: Interaction and Income Segregation in the Housing Market"

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Max Besbris Presents "Malleable Prices: Interaction and Income Segregation in the Housing Market"


New PRC research brief!

New PRC Research Brief, "Black Deaths Matter" by Deb Umberson

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

The PRC has released a new research brief by Deb Umberson entitled "Black Deaths Matter: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Racial Disparities in Relationship Loss and Health."


Los Angeles Times

"What the Death of a Parent Can Teach Us," Umberson in LA Times

Mon, Jan 22, 2018

PRC Director Deb Umberson is quoted in the Los Angeles Times article, "What the Death of a Parent Can Teach Us, If We Are Willing to Learn."


New publication by Valerie Danesh.

New Publication by Valerie Danesh in Critical Care Magazine

Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Valerie Danesh has published a new study in Critical Care Magazine entitled "Escalations in Care: Do Interhospital Transfers Lead to Greener Pastures?"



Umberson quoted in NBC news.

Deb Umberson Quoted in NBC News Story on Social Support Systems

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

PRC director Deb Umberson was quoted in an NBC news story on social support systems.


Dupere wins top 10 award.

Research by Véronique Dupéré Named Top 10 Discovery of 2017

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Quebec Science has named research from Véronique Dupéré a top ten discovery of 2017.


PRC Brown Bag schedule.

Spring 2018 Brown Bag Schedule

Mon, Jan 8, 2018

The new Spring 2018 Brown Bag schedule is up.


New publication by Diane Coffey.

New Publication by Diane Coffey in Economic & Political Weekly

Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Diane Coffey has published a new article entitled "Explicit Prejudice: Evidence from a New Survey" in Economic & Political Weekly.


Research by Gershoff in WSJ.

Gershoff Research on Spanking Featured in Wall Street Journal

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Elizabeth Gershoff's meta-analysis of spanking research is featured in the Wall Street Journal.


New research featured in Reuters.

Research from Veronique Dupere in Reuters

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Reuters covers research from PRC visiting scholar Veronique Dupere on depression and dropout risk in teens.


New PRC research brief!

New PRC Research Brief, "Perceptions of Shared Power, Gender Conformity, and Marital Quality in Same- and Different-Sex Marriages"

Fri, Dec 1, 2017

The PRC has published a new research brief by Amanda M. Pollitt, Brandon A. Robinson, and Debra Umberson entitled, "Perceptions of Shared Power, Gender Conformity, and Marital Quality in Same- and Different-Sex Marriages."


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