Increasingly demography or demographics has become recognized as a powerful tool in the arenas of social, business, and government problem-solving and decision-making. BGSU is unique because it provides students not only the technical expertise but also the theoretical tools they will need to make sense of and interpret demographic data and trends. BGSU offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with demography specializations. In addition, undergraduate sociology majors can earn a concentration in population studies.

The Center also places a strong emphasis on training and mentoring of affiliates, particularly junior faculty members. The faculty research development awards are a formal mechanism that we use to structure mentoring. Faculty training funds help faculty integrate new methods, data, software, and analytic techniques into their research. The Center additionally provides a number of workshops throughout the year on grant-writing, statistical packages, advanced methods, and specific data sets.

Trapped in a Maze: How Social Control Institutions Drive Family Poverty and Inequality

Leslie Paik, PhD
School of Social and Family Dynamics
Arizona State University
Wednesday, January 26, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Intersectionality and Health Among Sexual Minority Adults

Allen Mallory, PhD
Human Sciences Administration
Ohio State University
Wednesday, February 23, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

The Social Significance of Interracial Cohabitation:  Disparities in the Stability and Outcome of Cohabitation by Couple's Joint Race/Ethnicity

Kate H. Choi, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology
University of Western Ontario
Wednesday, March 2, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Living on the Edge: An American Generation’s Journey Through the Twentieth Century

Wednesday, March 16, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Richard A Settersten, Jr. PhD
Human Development and Family Sciences
Oregon State University.
Glen H. Elder, Jr. PhD
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lisa D. Pearce, PhD
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Parental Health and Children’s Adult Status Attainments

Anna Hammersmith, PhD
Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University
Xing Sherry Zhang
College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Wednesday, March 30, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Introduction to the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
Monday, May 23, 1:00-2:00 pm
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Multiple Imputations
Monday, June 13, 1:00–2:00 pm
Instructor:  Hsueh-Sheng Wu
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Key Stata Commands for Constructing Variables
Monday, July 11, 1:00–2:00 pm
Instructor:  Hsueh-Sheng Wu CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Employment Uncertainty: Implications for Families

Friday, April 15 from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm ET, via Zoom

This symposium is designed for researchers, faculty and graduate students. There are no CEUs.

Guest Speakers:

“Hard Times: Routine Schedule Unpredictability, Worker Wellbeing, and What to do About it"
Daniel Schneider, PhD
Professor of Public Policy and Sociology
Harvard University

“The Tolls of Uncertainty: How Privilege and the Guilt Gap Shape Unemployment in America”
Sarah Damaske, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology and Labor & Employment Relations
Associate Director, Population Research Institute
The Pennsylvania State University

"Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment"
Aliya Hamid Rao, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Methodology
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Beyond Coresidence: Measuring Intimate and Familial Ties Within and Across Households

Friday, September 24, 2021 from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm ET, via Zoom

The annual BGSU/OSU Graduate Student Conference on Population is co-sponsored by the Institute for Population Research at The Ohio State University and the Center for Family and Demographic Research at Bowling Green State University.

Friday, October 29, 2021
Hosted by Ohio State University
10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Updated: 05/05/2022 03:39PM