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2015 05 – SPATIAL Unconference/Call for Proposals

→What: Spatial Information for Human Health

→When: December 9–11, 2015

→ Where: University of Santa Barbara, California

http://spatial.ucsb.edu/spatial2015

The Center for Spatial Studies (University of California, Santa Barbara), is launching a new biennial series of unconferences, entitled SPATIAL, with the goal of reaching out to domain specialists to inspire and guide research on spatial information. Each edition will focus on applications of spatial information as a primary force to push the frontiers of Geographic Information Science, Spatial Cognition, and related fields. Instead of listening to paper presentations, attendees will debate new ideas, address challenges, and discuss how to improve solutions.

Contributions to Spatial 2015, Spatial Information for Human Health, are invited.

 Submissions are strictly limited to two pages (including text, diagrams and figures, and a 250-word bio-sketch of the applicant). Proposals will be reviewed by the program chairs, using the criteria of innovation, grounding in actual problems, and clarity. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to submit final versions for publication online before the meeting.

To submit an online application, please go to EasyChair at

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spatial2015

 Please note: Attendance is self-funded, with an intentionally low general registration rate of $200 and student registration rate of $100.

Dates to remember

• Proposals due: May 31, 2015

• Acceptance notification: July 15, 2015

• Attendance confirmation: October 15, 2015

• Unconference: December 9–11, 2015

For more information, please go to http://spatial.ucsb.edu/spatial2015

 

2015 05 – Penn State’s 23rd Annual Symposium on Family Issues, Oct 26-27, 2015

BOYS AND MEN IN AMERICAN FAMILIES: The 2015 Symposium is aimed at contributing to the continuing dialogue on promoting the potential of Black boys and men, with a focus on the role of family. The annual Symposium gathers distinguished researchers, young scholars and students, policy makers, and health and human service providers.

Featured Topics:

  • Challenges facing Black males in the U.S. across the lifecourse
  • The role of families in the well-being of African American males
  • Implications of family research for policy and practice

Visit our website for a detailed description of the Symposium and to register.

 

2015 05 – Upcoming Annual Meetings/Conferences

  • Rural Sociological Society, Aug 6-9 (Madison, WI)

http://www.ruralsociology.us/

  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, Aug 21-23 (Chicago, IL)

http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/605/2015_Annual_Meeting/

  • American Sociological Association, Aug 22-25 (Chicago, IL)

http://www.asanet.org/am2015/am_2015.cfm

 


2015 04 – Free Workshop on Accessing & Using Data from WFHN Study at PAA 2015

Interested in learning how to access & use the datasets from Work, Family & Health Network study? Join us for a free, hands-on workshop at the upcoming PAA meeting in San Diego on Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Room Aqua 311ab).  Advanced registration is required; please visit this link to register.

 

2015 04 – Learn and Practice Writing to Teach Policy Audiences – Workshop at PAA

 From Research to Policy: Learn and Practice Writing to Reach Policy Audiences

You are cordially invited to attend the PopPov Research Network's workshop, "From Research to Policy: Learn and Practice Writing to Reach Policy Audiences," during the Population Association of America's annual meeting in San Diego. D'Vera Cohn (Pew Research Center) and Dr. Robert Stephenson (University of Michigan) will facilitate the workshop. The workshop is designed to help researchers engaging with population and demographic issues translate their findings into a format that reaches policymakers and other non-academic audiences.

Specifically, this interactive workshop will provide instruction on:

  • Crafting a clear and meaningful op-ed
  • Getting your op-ed published
  • Working with editors
  • Sharing the value of your non-academic writing in tenure and promotion packages

The workshop will take place on May 2, 2015 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM PDT. RSVP here to attend.

 

2015 04 - Call for Papers: 6th Annual IGSS Conference

With support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and the Population Association of America, the Institute of Behavioral Science and University of Colorado Population Center are hosting the 6th annual conference entitled Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences. The goal of this conference is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. The two day conference will include a 4 hour advanced statistical genetics workshop. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. Information about the previous conference can be found here: http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/CUPC/conferences/IGSS_2014/

To be considered for this conference, please submit a complete paper, a working draft, or an extended abstract (including data description, methods, and preliminary results) as a .pdf file to the following link: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eeAy498FNqlZO6N by June 1st, 2015 (note: there is an underscore between the letters SV and ee (SV_ee) on the link above).

This conference is supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and the Population Association of America. Additional funds are provided by the NICHD funded CU Population Center, the Office of Behavioral and Social.

 

2015 04 – Population Section Mentor/Mentee Lunch at ASA Annual Meeting

On August 22 at noon the section will host a mentor/mentee lunch at the Terzo Piano restaurant located on the third floor of the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Terzo Piano is about a 10 minute walk from the conference hotels.  As the “semi-private” room in the restaurant can comfortably accommodate up to 30 people, we would like to host 15 mentees whose meals will be picked up by 15 mentors.  The lunch--possibly costing $67.00 per mentor--is a light lunch with refreshments.  Those interested in attending the event should contact Peter Brandon (pbrandon@albany.edu), Kathleen Cagney (kacagney@uchicago.edu), or James Raymo (jraymo@ssc.wisc.edu).  Mentors can pay Peter on the day.  The section is delighted to host this networking lunch. 

 

2015 04 – Columbia University – Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute (EPIC)

EPIC, the Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University, provides opportunities to gain foundational knowledge and applied skills for advancing population health research. EPIC’s intensive short courses are offered either at the Mailman School of Public Health in New York City or in online distance learning formats.

EPIC in the classroom - With weeklong courses on causal frameworks, statistical software, and specific health domains such as cancer and injury prevention, EPIC is the ideal program for anyone seeking to acquire new research skills and network with a community of peers in New York City during the month of June. Courses will run Monday through Friday for 4 hours each day in the morning or the afternoon. Each week will feature opportunities to socialize with EPIC faculty and other EPIC trainees.

Single day workshops will be offered from 9:30 am – 3 pm on Saturdays.

EPIC digital - EPIC also offers several digital courses taught in an online distance learning format, enabling anyone anywhere in the world to engage in the world-class coursework and high quality instruction offered at Columbia University. Each digital course is one month long, with lectures and course material presented online in weekly segments. The flexible format will include video or audio recordings of lecture material, file sharing and topical discussion fora, self-assessment exercises, real-time electronic office hours and access to instructors for feedback during the course. Registrants for EPIC digital courses should have high-speed internet access. Any additional information about technical requirements will be provided the month before the course begins.

For full list of classes, see https://cuepisummer.org/courses  Registration ends May 1.

 

2015 04 – ASA Annual Election – Population Section Candidates

The Population Section Nominations Committee, chaired by Chris Browning, has put together an excellent slate of candidates for the 2015 election. Voting will begin in late April.

Chair Elect

  • John Iceland, Penn State University
  • Susan Short, Brown University

Secretary/Treasurer

  • Philip Cohen, University of Maryland
  • Sarah Hayford, Arizona State University

Council Members (choose 2)

  • Matthew Hall, Cornell University
  • Margot Jackson, Brown University
  • Chris Wildeman, Cornell University
  • Anna Zajacova, University of Wyoming

Student Member

  • Raeven Faye Chandler, Penn State University
  • Patrick Mayne, Brown University

For a list of candidates for the general election, see ASA’s Election website: http://www.asanet.org/about/elections/2015_Slate.cfm

 

2015 04 – PAA Member-Initiated Meeting for anyone interested in Cognition & Demography

Wednesday, April 29th from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm in Aqua 313, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Please join us for an informal get-together for individuals interested in the intersection of cognitive science, broadly defined, and demographic research.  The meeting will provide:

  • an opportunity to share your interests in this area and network with others with similar interests;
  • an opportunity to discuss shared issues for people working in this interdisciplinary space;
  • a forum for discussing whether future interest group meetings on this topic should be organized at PAA, and, if so, how?

If you are interested in attending, please post a description of your work/interests in this area, along with your contact information at https://cognitiondemography.wordpress.com. Contact chrisbachrach@gmail.com with any questions.

 

 2015 04 – An Open Reception for Population Health Science

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in Aqua F, Level 3, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

This is a forum for networking and discussion of new developments in population health. An informal 20-30 minute presentation beginning at 6:45 pm will cover information about training, NIH activities in population health, and a new association and upcoming meetings.  Light refreshments will be available. The reception is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars. Contact chrisbachrach@gmail.com with questions.

 

2015 04 – Call for Submissions – Rural Sociological Society Population Research Interest Group Graduate Student Paper Award

The Population Research Interest Group of the Rural Sociological Society is soliciting submissions for a graduate student paper award in the areas of rural demography and population studies. The paper should be related to the broad interests of the Population Research Interest Group. Current graduate students and recent graduates (who receive their degrees no earlier than May 2014) may apply. Co-authored papers are acceptable as long as all of the authors were students at the time the paper was written and submitted. The recipient will receive a monetary prize of $300 that will help to defray part of the cost of registering for and attending the 2015 RSS Annual Meeting in Madison (August 6-9, 2015). The recipient will also be recognized at the Population Research Interest Group business meeting.

To be considered for this award, send an electronic copy of the full paper with contact information to Brian Thiede (bthiede@lsu.edu) by May 1, 2015. The paper submission should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages (including all tables, graphs, and references) in a standard font (12 point).

 

2015 04 – Call for Applications – Workshop and Conference on Formal Demography, Berkeley

The Berkeley Population Center and the Center on Economics and Demography of Aging are pleased to announce a summer workshop and conference on formal demography, to take place August 16-21 [Click here for flyer]. The special emphasis topic will be economic demography.  It will feature 3 days of training in formal demographic methods for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, assistant professors and other early career researchers.  This portion will be followed by a two-day conference of presentations on applications of these methods to be presented by a panel of senior researchers from Cal as well as others invited from around the country.  Out of town trainees will be provided lodging and limited reimbursement for travel expenses.  For more information about the program, applying and formal demography, visit the program website, http://popcenter.berkeley.edu/events/formaldemog.shtml


2015 03 - Call for Applications – Faculty Workshop: Using the American Community Survey in Undergraduate Courses

As part of an NICHD funded project, the Social Science Data Analysis Network at the University of Michigan will host a workshop to enable college and university professors to develop class modules using topics from the American Community Survey for courses they will teach during the 2015-2016 academic year.  The workshop will be held in Ann Arbor, MI, June 23-25, 2015

The Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey (ACS) provides national and localized social, economic, and demographic information that can be used to provide “standalone” class modules for use in a variety of general courses in the social sciences and related disciplines.  ACS data have the capability to provide instructors with fresh statistics to support and reinforce key concepts in such courses as Intro Sociology, Social Problems, Stratification, Gerontology and Aging, Population-Focused Healthcare, and more. The ACS sample of 3 million households annually offers usable statistics that can be tailored to courses at all levels ranging from trend analyses to more analytic approaches, for specific population groups (e.g. native Americans; physicians, millennials) and for geographic areas (e.g. states, cities, neighborhoods).

Workshop participants should come prepared to develop one or more class modules to enrich a course they already teach.  At the workshop, they will be introduced to the resources of SSDAN in “hands on” training sessions and work with SSDAN staff to develop easy-to-use classroom exercises specific to their own courses. Workshop time will be divided between seminar discussions, practice exploring the SSDAN materials, and working with staff to develop individual exercises. The faculty will include sociologist-demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution and University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center and other selected individuals.

Instructors from all disciplines who teach undergraduate courses in four-year colleges, two-year colleges, or universities, both public and private, are invited to apply. Graduate student instructors are also welcome. Primary consideration will be given to applicants who are prepared to develop class exercises from the SSDAN materials and use them in their classes during the academic year subsequent to the workshop. Participants are expected to attend the full workshop on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor from 12PM-6PM on June 23rd, 9AM-6PM on June 24th, and 9AM-2PM on June 25th.

Expenses: Travel support, including housing, will be available for out-of-town participants.  Additionally, as a requirement of participating, attendees agree to provide feedback in the subsequent year and to create and share through SSDAN a learning exercise using ACS data will receive a modest honorarium of $300.

To Apply: Complete and submit application found at http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/dis/census/acs_workshop_2015.html  by April 15, 2015.  Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 2, 2015.

 

2015 03 - Call for Applications – 2015 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

July 26-31, 2015

Pasadena, CA

Applications now being accepted through April 10, 2015

One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and healthcare and what actually gets implemented in every day practice. The science of dissemination and implementation (D&I) seeks to address this gap by understanding how to best ensure that evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice.

Institute Goals

Kaiser Permanente and the Cancer Research Network, with support from the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting this 5-day training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation research in health across all areas of health and healthcare. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts (practitioners and teachers) in theory, implementation and evaluation approaches to D&I, creating partnerships and multi-level, transdisciplinary research teams, research design, methods and analyses appropriate for D&I investigations and conducting research at different and multiple levels of interventions (e.g., clinical, community, policy).  The training is open to researchers with interests in studying D&I across health care, public health and community settings.

Participant Eligibility Requirements

This training is designed for investigators at any career stage interested in conducting Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) research. To be eligible, participants must NOT have current R18, R01 or R01-equivalent funding as a principal investigator for D&I research or received such funding in the in the past five year(s). Note: investigators who have received an R01 or equivalent are eligible, as long as the funding was not specifically for D&I research. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate experience with, or potential for, working effectively in transdisciplinary teams and who have strong partnerships with—or are embedded within—healthcare delivery, public health or community-based networks. We seek a balance of both junior and senior investigators, with the overall goal of bringing new people into the field of D&I research. While we anticipate most participants will be early to mid-career individuals, we will enroll a limited number of senior researchers who are making the switch to D&I research.

In addition, to be eligible, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

Hold a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DO, DVM, DNSc, DrPH, etc.).

Have demonstrated experience and expertise in health science (e.g., medicine, behavioral medicine, nursing, medical anthropology, health economics, public health, health policy).

Have a feasible D&I research concept to bring to the institute and develop throughout the week. This should be a project the applicant is seriously interested in conducting and/or submitting for funding.

Federal employees are not eligible with the exception of individuals whose position allows them to receive grants and function as independent researchers (e.g., VA research investigators).

Be willing and able to pay your own travel expenses (round trip airfare, ground transportation, and some meals) and attend the entire training 5-day institute, if accepted. 

Applicants are NOT required to be citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals of the United States. There is no fee to apply to attend the institute. However, all applicants are responsible for arranging and paying for their travel to attend.

For more information and instructions for how to apply, please visit our webpage: https://www.regonline.com/TIDIRH2015

 

2015 03 - Call for Applications – Editor of Journal of Marriage and Family

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is seeking nominations and applications for the position of editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF). The term of the current editor, R. Kelly Raley, University of Texas at Austin, will be completed with the publication of the December 2016 issue.

The four-year term of the new editor will begin with the publication of the February 2017 issue. Editorial responsibilities, however, will begin to transfer to the new editor beginning January 2016. The JMF search committee anticipates selecting the new editor at the annual NCFR conference in November 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nominees and applicants must be members of NCFR. The search committee will begin reviewing nominations and applications on September 1, 2015.

The search committee members include: Alan J. Hawkins, chair (Brigham Young University), Marilyn Coleman (University of Missouri), Frank Fincham, (Florida State University), Daphne Hernandez (University of Houston), David R. Johnson (Penn State University), and Kei Nomaguchi (Bowling Green State University).

For a detailed description of the editor’s responsibilities, please email Jeanne Strand at NCFR office at jeannestrand@ncfr.org.

Nominations and applications, including a letter of application and a curriculum vitae, should be emailed to Jeanne Strand at jeannestrand@ncfr.org or mailed to her at:

Search Committee for Editor of Journal of Marriage and Family

National Council on Family Relations

1201 West River Parkway, Suite 200

Minneapolis, MN, USA 55454

Phone 888-781-9331

Fax: 763-781-9348

 

2015 03 - Call for Papers – Journal of Marriage and Family Special Issue

The Journal of Marriage and Family invites submissions for its August 2016 special issue celebrating 50 years of the National Longitudinal Surveys. This issue will be guest edited by Elizabeth Cooksey and focus on family research undertaken using any of the NLS datasets: The Young Men’s Survey; the Young Women’s Survey; the Older Men’s Survey; the Mature Women’s Survey; the NLSY79; the NLSY79 Child and/or Young Adult Surveys, and the NLSY97.  We welcome original research utilizing a single NLS dataset or multiple NLS datasets, as well as national or international comparative work where NLS data are employed.  An introduction to the issue will be provided giving background information on each of the NLS datasets used in selected papers so there is no need for authors to provide in-depth information on dataset history or data collection methods used, although explanations of variable choice and sample restrictions should be given.  Papers are due April 1, 2015 for publication in Volume 78 of Journal of Marriage and Family, August 2016. Submissions will undergo a peer review process just as regular submissions to the journal. Complete instructions for preparing and submitting manuscripts online are provided at http://www.ncfr.org/jmf/submit-jmf.  In your submission letter, please indicate your desire for the manuscript to be considered for the “Special issue Celebrating 50 Years of the National Longitudinal Surveys”. A $25 processing fee will be collected at the time of submission. If you need further assistance, please contact the editorial office at jmf@prc.utexas.edu.

2015 03 - ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods Schedule is Available

Offered by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is internationally recognized as a preeminent learning environment for basic and advanced training in social science research methodologies and technologies. We stress the integration of methods of quantitative analysis within a broader context of substantive social research. Our courses include hands-on analysis of research datasets, and our instructors are experts in their fields who are adept at making complex subject matter understandable. Whether you want to brush up on your basic skills in statistics and quantitative methods, keep apace of the latest analytic innovations, or develop research skills particular to a substantive problem, you'll find the training you need.

You can now register for all 2015 ICPSR Summer Program courses through our online Portal

 

2015 03 - ASA Methodology Section Mid-Year Meeting to be Held Day before PAA

See this flyer for more information.

 

2015 03 - Population Association of America - Pre-Meeting Workshop on the Redesign of the Survey of Income and Program Participation

Sponsored by the Committee on Population Statistics, the Triangle Census Research Network, and the Census Bureau

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

The workshop is designed for new and current users of SIPP. Presenters will provide an overview of SIPP’s content, file structure, and data availability; and demonstrate possible ways to access and use SIPP data. The workshop is free but requires advanced registration. You can register for the workshop when you register for the PAA meetings. See attachment for further detail.

2015 03 - Population Association of America - Pre-Meeting Workshop on the NLSY79 Main Youth, Children, and Young Adults, the NLSY97 and the Older Cohorts

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

The workshop is designed for new, returning and current users of the National Longitudinal Surveys. Presenters will provide an overview of the content of the various National Longitudinal Surveys, information on new data and examples of recent research, plus demonstrate how to access and use NLS data. The workshop is free and requires no advanced registration. If would be helpful for planning purposes, however, to send an e-mail to Elizabeth Cooksey at cooksey.1@osu.edu if you wish to attend.

2015 03 - New Way of Handling Gift Memberships for Graduate Students

Section chairs and others wishing to give the gift of membership in their section can now purchase them directly using the new section gift order system. Visit http://asa.enoah.com/Home/My-ASA/Gift-Section  and log in using your ASA ID and password. Once in the system, you can choose a section, then search the member database by name. Only current ASA members (and those who are not already members of the selected section) are eligible to receive a gift section membership. You may purchase several memberships at one time, with an easy checkout and payment process within the secure ASA database. Section memberships will be activated immediately; recipients will receive an e-mail notifying them of the gift.

 


2015 01 – Call for Applicants – Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop

The Columbia Population Research Center is now accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2015 to be held June 17th – 19th, 2015, at the Columbia School of Social Work in New York City. The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the study. The 2015 workshop will include special sections on the newly available genetic data in the Fragile Families Study, and the use of Fragile Families in examining gene-environment interactions in the child development and adult wellbeing. The workshop is targeted toward early-career scholars from social and biomedical science disciplines. We particularly encourage applications for junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students using the Fragile Families data in their dissertation and minority scholars. Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. About 25-30 applicants will be selected. Support for travel costs will be available for out-of-town participants. Lodging arrangements will be taken care by Columbia.

The Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2015 is made possible by Grant Number 5 R25 HDO74544-02 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). Additional information about the Fragile Families study is available at: http://www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/index.asp Additional information, including application submission details, is available at: http://cupop.columbia.edu/research/research-areas/fragile-families-data-workshops

 

2015 01 – Call for Applicants – Columbia Population Research Center Visiting Scholars Program

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) welcomes visitors whose research fits into one or more of its primary research areas and who make a compelling case that their presence at the Center will advance their own scholarship as well as the scholarship of CPRC members. Visitors will be expected to participate in the life of the Center by mentoring, guest lecturing, facilitating seminars, etc. In selecting visiting scholars, priority will be given to applicants who: 1) are currently participants in a funded research project of the Center as a co-investigator, consultant or a related position; 2) have arranged with a CPRC member to write a grant proposal during their visit; 3) have prior experience working with CPRC members and propose to continue such activities during their visit; 4) possess special expertise or access to particular datasets that would assist Center faculty and/or doctoral students in grant acquisition and publication activities. CPRC is currently accepting applications for 2015 – 2016 academic year. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 30th, 2015. Decisions will be announced by Monday, March 2nd, 2015. For additional information including submission instructions, please visit: http://cupop.columbia.edu/services/visiting-scholars-program

 

2015 01 – Call for Papers – Journal of Marriage and Family Special Issue

 

The Journal of Marriage and Family invites submissions for its August 2016 special issue celebrating 50 years of the National Longitudinal Surveys. This issue will be guest edited by Elizabeth Cooksey and focus on family research undertaken using any of the NLS datasets: The Young Men’s Survey; the Young Women’s Survey; the Older Men’s Survey; the Mature Women’s Survey; the NLSY79; the NLSY79 Child and/or Young Adult Surveys, and the NLSY97.  We welcome original research utilizing a single NLS dataset or multiple NLS datasets, as well as national or international comparative work where NLS data are employed.  An introduction to the issue will be provided giving background information on each of the NLS datasets used in selected papers so there is no need for authors to provide in-depth information on dataset history or data collection methods used, although explanations of variable choice and sample restrictions should be given.  Papers are due April 1, 2015 for publication in Volume 78 of Journal of Marriage and Family, August 2016. Submissions will undergo a peer review process just as regular submissions to the journal. Complete instructions for preparing and submitting manuscripts online are provided at http://www.ncfr.org/jmf/submit-jmf.  In your submission letter, please indicate your desire for the manuscript to be considered for the “Special issue Celebrating 50 Years of the National Longitudinal Surveys”. A $25 processing fee will be collected at the time of submission. If you need further assistance, please contact the editorial office at jmf@prc.utexas.edu.

 

2015 01 - ASA Annual Meeting Submissions due this Wednesday by 3:00 EST

This is a reminder that submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting are due this Wednesday, Jan 7 by 3:00 EST! Here are the Population Section sponsored sessions:

1. Spatial Stratification. The session is devoted to patterns, processes, and repercussions of spatial inequality, broadly defined. Papers may focus on: shifting patterns of residential segregation by race/ethnicity, nativity, gender, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics; mobility or migration patterns and other forces that shape patterns of residential stratification; and/or effects of residence on health, educational attainment, earnings, crime exposure, or other individual- or group-level outcomes.

Session Organizer: Kyle Crowder, University of Washington

2. Race/Ethnicity and Population Dynamics. The U.S. population has become increasingly racially diverse over the last few decades, raising hopes for integration but also introducing concerns about the emergence of new forms of racial stratification. This session seeks to highlight work exploring the interrelationships between population and race/ethnicity, including topics such as how population processes influence racial/ethnic identity, inequality, and segregation, and how racial/ethnic disparities transform demographic change.

Session Organizer: Matthew Hall, Cornell University

3. LGBT Health Disparities. The 2011 Institute of Medicine report on LGBT Health and the new goals in Healthy People 2020 to significantly reduce LGBT health disparities have increased scholarly interest in the determinants of LGBT physical and mental health. This session will feature papers that draw on sociological theory to help understand and explain LGBT health disparities, broadly defined (physical, emotional, mental). Papers in both the U.S. and international contexts will be considered.

Session Organizer: Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins, Pennsylvania State University

4. *Section on Sociology of Population Roundtables (one-hour).

Session Organizer: Irma T. Elo, University of Pennsylvania

 

*Session will be 1 hour followed by the section’s 40 minute business meeting

 


2014 12 – Request for Pilot Proposals – Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America

The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities invites interested investigators to submit proposals that address women’s health for seven-month pilot research projects. Proposals must be submitted by January 18, 2015. Projects must be completed by August 31st, 2015.

The new NIA supported research network promotes research dedicated to understanding health dynamics and disparities in the United States.

Please click here to read the Request for Pilot Proposals.

 

2014 12 – Call for Papers – International Conference on Population Geographies

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
  • 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 icpg2015@uq.edu.au. For all other aspects of the conference, contact icpg2015@absoluteevents.com.au.

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

 

2014 12 – Population Reference Bureau – Policy Communication Training

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 U.S. Policy Communication Training Program!

Through the generous support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), we are able to offer an in-depth policy communication training to U.S. citizens and permanent residents studying demography, population health, and reproductive health in doctoral programs at U.S. academic institutions.

This training program builds on PRB’s 40-year legacy of training researchers to communicate their findings for policy change.   We are pleased to be able to offer a program designed to develop skills that U.S. researchers need to communicate with U.S. policy audiences, including decision makers and the media.

We hope you will join us in spreading the word about this new opportunity.  Please see this announcement for eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply.

 

2014 12 – Call for Proposals – Small Grants for Research Using PSID Data

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition.  The competition will fund 4-8 scholars in the range of $10,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research using new data on intergenerational transfers, extended family connections, and time use.  Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at a two-day conference to be held June 9-10, 2016.  Proposals may request support to analyze either PSID’s 2013 Family Roster and Transfer Module or the 2009 / 2013 Disability and Use of Time (DUST) supplements or both.  Applications are due March 2, 2015.  For details see the full announcement here. Questions may be directed to Bob Schoeni bschoeni@umich.edu.


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