Chitwan Healthy Aging Project

Website: <http://perl.psc.isr.umich.edu/chitwanhealthyagingproject1.html> Institution: University of Michigan Population and Ecology Research Laboratory Description: In fall 1999, Amy Pienta and Jennifer Barber conducted a pilot study which interviewed 103 older adults residing in the Chitwan Valley. This pilot study was undertaken in preparation for a new, large-scale project to collect data on mental and physical health from the elderly residents in the 171 neighborhoods sampled by the Chitwan Valley Family Study. Measures of physical functioning, chronic health conditions, lifestyle behaviors, health care Continue reading Chitwan Healthy Aging Project

Developmental Idealism and Family and Population Dynamics in Nepal

Website Link: http://perl.psc.isr.umich.edu/developmentalidealism1.html Institution: University of Michigan Population and Ecology Research Laboratory Description: This is a pilot project including both training and research, led by Arland Thornton. The research component of this project is a collaborative endeavor that will create and test research instruments for measuring developmental idealism, a concept developed by Thornton in his 2001 Population Association of America Presidential address. The pilot project will collect data from approximately 500 respondents, and will evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of Continue reading Developmental Idealism and Family and Population Dynamics in Nepal

Population and Environment Study

Website: http://perl.psc.isr.umich.edu/populationandenvironmentstudy1.html Institution: University of Michigan Population and Ecology Research Laboratory Description: This study was originally funded through a Request for Applications (RFA) from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD R01 HD-33551) for a five year period, 1995 through 2000. The study builds directly on the CVFS and uses the same study area, population, and sampling frame. The Population and Environment Study was designed to answer the following specific questions regarding the relationships between population change Continue reading Population and Environment Study

Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project

Website: http://theop.princeton.edu/index.html Institution: Princeton University The Office of Population Research at Princeton University Description: The Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project i(THEOP) is a multi-year study that began in fall, 2000, which investigates college planning and enrollment behavior under a policy that guarantees admission to any Texas public college or university to high school seniors who graduate in the top decile of their class. The investigators have collected administrative data from 10 colleges and universities in Texas that differ in the Continue reading Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project

TeachSpatial

Website: http://teachspatial.org Affiliation: Center for Spatial Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Principal Investigators: Donald G. Janelle and Karl Grossner Project Description: http://teachspatial.org is a web portal to promote the discussion of spatial literacy among researchers and educators. It provides access to digital teaching and learning resources that support the integration of spatial thinking into course curricula. With funding from NSF (small-grant NSDL Pathways project) the Resources section of the website is a managed Collection within the National Science Digital Continue reading TeachSpatial

Urbanization, Health and Environmental Quality in Coastal Ghana

Website Link: http://www.brown.edu/academics/population-studies/research/projects/urbanization-ghana-and-kenya Institution: Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University University of Cape Coast, Ghana Description: This project draws upon existing links between Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Cape Coast in Cape Coast, Ghana, to examine the social and demographic processes that are closely linked to health and environmental health risks, and how these in turn influence local thinking about environmental issues. The project includes such studies as the relationship between population concentration and Continue reading Urbanization, Health and Environmental Quality in Coastal Ghana

Special collection on spatial demography published in Demographic Research

This Special Collection—edited by Stephen A. Matthews—focuses on uses of geospatial data and spatial analytical tools to examine demographic and health related questions (e.g., teenage pregnancy, child mortality, segregation and health, migration and rural livelihoods, simulation of population distribution, and demography and crime).  The collection’s manuscripts were prepared by participants in summer workshops (2008-2011) sponsored by the Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Program. This program was supported by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Continue reading Special collection on spatial demography published in Demographic Research

Future Directions in Spatial Demography–report now available

The Final Report on Future Directions in Spatial Demography Specialist Meeting (Santa Barbara, Dec 2011) features the perspectives of nearly four dozen spatial demographers on the opportunities and challenges facing the field. Special attention is given to the training needs for education and research. View presentations, position papers, and the final report at http://gispopsci.org/future-directions-in-spatial-demography/

Welcome to the Advanced Spatial Analysis Website

Start Date: 04/03/2013 End Date: 12/31/2013 Short Project Description (150 words): Welcome to the new website for the GISPopSci program of Penn State University and UC Santa Barbara. The site, launched for public access in June 2013, features learning and instructional resources of value to researchers and students interested in spatial demography. Many of the resources have been re-purposed from our prior NIH-supported training programs in spatial analysis for the population sciences. The original site is still accessible at http://csiss.org/gispopsci. You Continue reading Welcome to the Advanced Spatial Analysis Website