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.

Intensive Longitudinal Designs in Criminal Justice and Criminology: Making the Case for Using Complex Survey Designs To Model Intraindividual Variability and Change

Eric Cooke, PhD
Department of Human Services (Criminal Justice)
Bowling Green State University
Wednesday, February 1, 12:30-1:30 pm

Structural Sexism and Health in the United States

Patricia A. Homan, PhD
Department of Sociology
Florida State University
Wednesday, February 15, 12:30-1:30 pm

How Childbearing Histories and Relationships with Adult Children Matter for Midlife Health

Mieke B. Thomeer McBride, PhD
Department of Sociology
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Wednesday, March 1, 12:30-1:30 pm

Racial-Ethnic Stratification in Couples’ Work-Family Strategies - The Division of Care Work, Housework, and Employment Among Black, Hispanic, and White Couples in the United States

Léa Pessin, PhD
Department of Sociology and Criminology
The Pennsylvania State University
Wednesday, April 5, 12:30-1:30 pm  

Please contact the CFDR to register.

IIntroduction to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health)
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, January 23, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Introduction to the Margin Commands of Stata
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, February 27, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

PAA Practice Talks - Posters
Facilitator: Dr. Susan Brown
Monday, March 13, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

PAA Practice Talks - Papers
Facilitator: Dr. Susan Brown
Monday, March 20, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Introduction to the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, April 10, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

The Rising Significance of Singlehood in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 29 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm ET, via Zoom

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

Guest Speakers:

“The Love Jones Cohort: Examining the Lifestyle of Those Single and Living Alone in the Black Middle Class"
Kris Marsh, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
University of Maryland

“Opting out of Marriage? Factors Predicting Non-Marriage by Midlife across Race, Ethnicity, and Gender”
Xing Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Population Health
College of Health Solutions
Arizona State University

"Single But Not Alone: Queering Family Relationships"
Erin S. Lavender-Stott, PhD
Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
School of Education, Counseling, & Human Development
South Dakota State University

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


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