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

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

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

Variable Construction with Stata
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, January 31, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Introduction to Event History Analysis
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, February 21, 12:30-1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Introduction to the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY 97)
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, March 14, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

PAA Practice Talks
Monday, March 21st, 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