Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2013
Columbia Population Research Center
Columbia University, New York City
July 8th – 10th, 2013
The Columbia Population Research Center is now accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held July 8th – 10th, 2013, at the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is a national study that follows 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 formation and parent and child wellbeing. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the study. The 2013 workshop will include a specialized panel on how the data can be used to examine the effects of the Great Recession on urban families.
The workshop is targeted toward young scholars from various social and biomedical science disciplines, including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. Ethnic minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. About 25-30 applicants will be selected. Travel costs for out-of-town participants will be reimbursed up to $750, including hotel which will be booked directly by Columbia.
The Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2013 is made possible by Grant Number R25HD074544-01 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD).
Additional information about the Fragile Families study is available here.
Additional information about the workshop, including application form and submission details, is available here.
The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) at Columbia University is an NICHD-funded demographic research and training center. CPRC researchers make a significant contribution to population science in the areas of Children, Youth, and Families; HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health; Immigration/Migration; and Urbanism.
Research to Policy Mini-Conference
Monday, April 29th, 2013
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Columbia School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Avenue
(between 121st and 122nd Street)
Monday, April 29th, 2013
Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) will hold a Research to Policy mini-conference on Monday, April 29th at the Columbia University School of Social Work. The conference will consist of a series of short panel discussions on issues ranging from child care, health care and urban health policy as well as HPV and childhood obesity. Each panel will provide those in attendance the opportunity to gain insight on policy topics from both researchers and policy-makers as well as participate in moderator led discussions.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for conference participants. Please register my sending your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The agenda can be viewed here.