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.

Father Involvement and Gender Equality in the United States: Contemporary Norms and Barriers

Richard Petts, PhD
Department of Sociology
Ball State University
Wednesday, September 14, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Schools and Justice: Racialized Consequences of Criminalization

Ben Fisher, PhD
Civil Society and Community Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday, September 28, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

U.S. Citizen Children De Facto Deported to Mexico

Erin Hamilton, PhD
Department of Sociology
University of California, Davis
Wednesday, October 12, 12:30-1:30 pm

Some Cognitive Transformations about the Dynamics of Desistance

Peggy Giordano, PhD
Department of Sociology
Bowling Green State University
Wednesday, October 26, 12:30-1:30 pm

Please contact the CFDR to register.

Introduction to the American Community Survey (ACS)
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, September 12, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Regression Analysis in Stata
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, October 3, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Data Visualization
Instructor: Dr. Krista Westrick-Payne
Monday, October 17, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Constructing Indices and Scales
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, October 31, 12:30-1:30 pm
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.

Monday, November 7, 2022
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
Bowen Thompson Student Union, Room 308
10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Updated: 09/16/2022 09:18AM