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Website Link:  http://www.mappingdubois.org Institution Affiliation:  University of Pennsylvania Principal Investigators:  Amy Hillier Short Project Description (150 words): “Using new technology and archival data to recreate the survey W.E.B. Du Bois conducted of Philadelphia’s Seventh Ward for his 1899 classic book, The Philadelphia Negro. In addition to introducing students to the power of geographic information systems (GIS) mapping […]

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Website Link: Institution Affiliation:  Harvard University Principal Investigators:  Plamen Nikolov (Harvard), David Cutler (Harvard) Short Project Description (150 words): Large estimated market returns to education in developing countries have stimulated policy interest in improving investments in schooling. Though many factors influence individual schooling decisions, an important and unstudied alternative mechanism influences learning and educational attainment […]

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Website Link: http://perl.psc.isr.umich.edu/chitwanvalleyfamilystudy1.html Institution Affiliation: Population and Ecology Research Laboratory, University of Michigan Principal Investigators: Axinn, William Short Project Description (150 words): The Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS) is a comprehensive mixed method panel study of individuals, families, and communities in the Chitwan Valley of Nepal. The study investigates the influence of social contexts on […]

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Website Link:  http://www.pop.psu.edu/research/projects/aoc-orkney Institution Affiliation:  The Pennsylvania State University Principal Investigators:  Wood, Jim; Johnson, Patricia; Matthews, Stephen; Murtha, Timothy Short Project Description (150 words): The goal of the study is to analyze these inter-related changes to learn how a sustainable, preindustrial demographic system was dismantled and turned into one at high risk of ultimate extinction.  The project is […]

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Website Link:  http://www.history.upenn.edu/philamigrationproject/ Institution Affiliation:  University of Pennsylvania Principal Investigators:  Katz, Michael Short Project Description (150 words): The Philadelphia Migration Project studies migration to Philadelphia since World War II. Located at the University of Pennsylvania, the project’s participants include faculty and graduate students from History, Sociology, Demography, Urban Studies, City and Regional Planning, Law, and Education. The […]

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Website Link:  http://www.s4.brown.edu/utp/ Institution Affiliation:  Brown University Principal Investigators:  John Logan Short Project Description (150 words): The Urban Transition Historical GIS Project uses historical census data to document the state of U.S. cities from the end of the 19th Century into the early 20th Century.  These were the decades of America’s urban transition, fed by […]

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Website Link:  http://gesg.gmu.edu/seg/ Institution Affiliation:  George Mason University Principal Investigators:  David Wong Short Project Description (150 words):

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Website Link:  http://gesg.gmu.edu/census/ Institution Affiliation:  George Mason University Principal Investigators:  David Wong Short Project Description (150 words):

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Website Link:  https://www.nhgis.org/ Institution Affiliation:  Minnesota Population Center Principal Investigators:  John S. Adams Mark Lindberg Robert McMaster Steven Ruggles Wendy Thomas Short Project Description (150 words): The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2011.

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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 […]

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