The Population Studies Center (PSC) at the University of Michigan was established in 1961. Initially a unit of the Department of Sociology, PSC joined the Institute of Social Research in 1998 and moved into the main ISR building in 2003. Becoming a Center within ISR has increased opportunities for collaborative research and improved access to knowledge about survey methodologies, especially those related to large data collections. Presently, PSC has 78 Research Affiliates from 12 departments and schools. Eight signature themes collectively describe the main areas of research at PSC: 1) Families, fertility, and children;2) Inequality;3) Population dynamics;4) Health, disability, and mortality;5) Aging;6) Human Capital, labor and wealth;7) Data collection and methods for population research;and 8) International studies. Since July 1, 2006, PSC researchers have published 1,069 peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and chapters. As of July 2010, PSC houses 56 funded research projects (with supplements for five projects) and has provided infrastructure support for 52 others, spanning all eight signature research themes. The total costs of PSCs externally funded projects increased from $5.9 million in FY2005 to $8.5 million in FY2010. This application seeks support to continue building on our existing strengths and enhancing our contribution to population science. To this end, we request support for four existing research service cores: administrative, computing, information services, and methodology, and a new developmental core.

Public Health Relevance

The research undertaken at the Population Studies Center is vital for gauging and understanding the health and wellbeing of adults and children. Key areas of PSC research include health, aging, inequality, migration, families, and children.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
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Kim, Catherine; Karvonen-Gutierrez, Carrie; Kong, Shengchun et al. (2016) Antimüllerian hormone among women with and without type 1 diabetes: the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study and the Michigan Bone Health and Metabolism Study. Fertil Steril 106:1446-1452
Levy, Helen; Janke, Alex (2016) Health Literacy and Access to Care. J Health Commun 21 Suppl 1:43-50
Hayford, Sarah R; Guzzo, Karen Benjamin; Kusunoki, Yasamin et al. (2016) Perceived Costs and Benefits of Early Childbearing: New Dimensions and Predictive Power. Perspect Sex Reprod Health 48:83-91
Bailey, Martha J; Timpe, Brenden (2016) CHILD HEALTH. Hope for America's next generation. Science 352:661-2
Faul, Jessica D; Mitchell, Colter M; Smith, Jennifer A et al. (2016) Estimating Telomere Length Heritability in an Unrelated Sample of Adults: Is Heritability of Telomere Length Modified by Life Course Socioeconomic Status? Biodemography Soc Biol 62:73-86
Kusunoki, Yasamin; Barber, Jennifer S; Ela, Elizabeth J et al. (2016) Black-White Differences in Sex and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women. Demography 53:1399-1428
Hudson, Darrell L; Neighbors, Harold W; Geronimus, Arline T et al. (2016) Racial Discrimination, John Henryism, and Depression Among African Americans. J Black Psychol 42:221-243
Pfeffer, Fabian T; Schoeni, Robert F; Kennickell, Arthur et al. (2016) Measuring Wealth and Wealth Inequality: Comparing Two U.S. Surveys. J Econ Soc Meas 41:103-120
Ro, Annie; Geronimus, Arline; Bound, John et al. (2016) Educational gradients in five Asian immigrant populations: Do country of origin, duration and generational status moderate the education-health relationship? Prev Med Rep 4:338-43
McGonagle, Katherine; Sastry, Narayan (2016) Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics To Analyze Housing Decisions, Dynamics, and Effects. Cityscape 18:185-199

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