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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Ang, Shannon; Malhotra, Rahul (2018) Expressive social support buffers the impact of care-related work interruptions on caregivers' depressive symptoms. Aging Ment Health 22:755-763
Lin, Katherine Y; Burgard, Sarah A (2018) Working, Parenting and Work-Home Spillover: Gender Differences in the Work-Home Interface across the Life Course. Adv Life Course Res 35:24-36
Xu, Hongwei (2018) Physical and mental health of Chinese grandparents caring for grandchildren and great-grandparents. Soc Sci Med :
Krolikowski, Pawel (2018) Choosing a Control Group for Displaced Workers. Ind Labor Relat Rev 71:1232-1254
Williams, Nathalie E; Ghimire, Dirgha; Snedker, Karen A (2018) Fear of violence during armed conflict: Social roles and responsibilities as determinants of fear. Soc Sci Res 71:145-159
Miller, Warren B; Barber, Jennifer S; Gatny, Heather H (2018) MEDIATION MODELS OF PREGNANCY DESIRES AND UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN YOUNG, UNMARRIED WOMEN. J Biosoc Sci 50:291-311
Reyes, Adriana M; Hardy, Melissa; Pavalko, Eliza (2018) Race Differences in Linking Family Formation Transitions to Women's Mortality. J Health Soc Behav 59:231-247
Xu, Hongwei; Zhang, Zhenmei; Li, Lydia et al. (2018) Early life exposure to China's 1959-61 famine and midlife cognition. Int J Epidemiol 47:109-120
Hedgeman, Elizabeth; Hasson, Rebecca E; Karvonen-Gutierrez, Carrie A et al. (2018) Perceived stress across the midlife: longitudinal changes among a diverse sample of women, the Study of Women's health Across the Nation (SWAN). Womens Midlife Health 4:
Hällsten, Martin; Pfeffer, Fabian T (2017) Grand Advantage: Family Wealth and Grandchildren's Educational Achievement in Sweden. Am Sociol Rev 82:328-360

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