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.

A New Research Agenda: Advancing Young Latino Children’s Early Care Education Access and Overall Well-Being

Stephanie Potochnick, PhD
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Wednesday, September 15, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Demographic and Sociological Perspectives on Chronic Pain

Anna Zajacova, PhD
Department of Sociology
University of Western Ontario
Wednesday, September 22, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

From Police Reform to Police Abolition? How Residents and Activists in Minneapolis Want to Make Black Lives Matter

Michelle S. Phelps, PhD
Department of Sociology
University of Minnesota
Wednesday, October 13, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

The Socioeconomic Impact of Access to Contraception in the US: Using Linked Restricted Data from Censuses, Surveys, and IRS Tax Filings

Amanda Stevenson, PhD
Department of Sociology
University of Colorado, Boulder
Wednesday, October 20, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Black Women, Black Love

Dianne M. Stewart, PhD
Department of Religion and Department of African American Studies
Emory University
Wednesday, November 17, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

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

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

COVID-19 and Families

Thursday, April 15 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm ET, via Zoom

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

Guest Speakers:

"By Default: The Origins of Gendered Inequality in Pandemic Parenting Arrangements"
Jessica McCrory Calarco, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Indiana University

“School Reopening Plans and Parents' Employment During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Liana Christin Landivar, PhD

Sociologist, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
and Faculty Affiliate, Maryland Population Research Center

"Workplace Supports, Domestic Labor, and Labor Force Participation During the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Daniel L. Carlson, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Consumer Studies
University of Utah

“Not Being Able to See Him or Hear His Voice Regularly Makes Him Feel Even Farther Away:” Barriers to Supporting Relationships among Families Impacted by Incarceration During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Breanna Boppre, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Criminal Justice
Wichita State University

Grant Writing Kickoff
Facilitator: Wendy Manning
Monday, August 30, 12:30-1:30 pm

Grant Writing Workshop
Facilitator: Wendy Manning
Monday, September 13, 12:30-1:30 pm

Introduction to Web Scraping for Social Scientists
Instructor: Dr. Trent Buskirk, Applied Statistics and Operations Research
Friday, September 17, 2:00-5:00 pm

Using the ICPSR Database: Finding Social Science Data
Instructor: Linda Detterman and Lynette Hoelter
Monday, September 27, 12:30-1:30 pm

Introduction to CPS
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, October 18, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Making Graphs Using Stata
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, November 15, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

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