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Social and Economic Analysis of Economic Change


Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop-Applications Due March 1st


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.


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Demography Workshop

The 2015 Spring Quarter Demography Workshop will be starting on April 2nd. Please see the schedule for presentations this quarter. We look forward to seeing you there!


For more information about the weekly workshop series see Events>>Demography Workshop>> The Demography Workshop is co-sponsored by the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging>>