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NIA Program Announcement – Retirement Economics

January 13, 2005

Jan 13, 2005 The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications for research on retirement economics. The research objectives of this Program Announcement include, but are not limited to: (1) the determinants of retirement behavior, (2) the variation in work patterns in later life, (3) the evolution of health and economic circumstances of individuals through…

Steve Wernke TV appearance

November 30, 2004

Nov 30, 2004 Steve Wernke's wife Tiffiny Tung is going to appear on an upcoming Discovery Channel series, Mummy Autopsy, as a regular investigator and he may appear a time or two as well as a consultant. Dr. Tung is also a consultant and "Mummy Investigator" for the Discovery Channel series "Mummy Autopsy," which airs…

World Development Indicators on the Network

October 21, 2004

Oct 21, 2004 World Development Indicators 2004 is now available on the network and can be found at R:WDI2004. Use of this data from the server requires a setup program to be run on the users' workstations. Please write to if you would like to have this installed on your PC.

East-West Center Summer Seminar on Population, 2005

October 18, 2004

Oct 18, 2004 The East-West Center (EWC) in Honolulu, Hawaii is seeking participants for its 36th Summer Seminar on Population, to be held May 31-June 30, 2005 at EWC. In 2005, the three Summer Seminar workshop topics are:1. Evaluating the Impact of Reproductive Health Programs (in collaboration with the MEASURE/Evaluation Project)2. Liveable Cities in Pacific…

Nang Rong Projects Data Release

October 14, 2004

Oct 14, 2004 The Nang Rong Projects are releasing for public use much of the Social Survey Data, including most of the 1984, 1994, and 2000 household census data as well as most of the 1994-95 and 2000-01 migrant follow-up data. All of the released data files are available in SPSS, Stata and SAS transport…

Symposium on Inequalities in Population Call for Papers

October 7, 2004

Oct 7, 2004 The Research Committee on Sociology of Population (RC41) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) is pleased to announce that it will hold its mid-Congress symposium on September 15 and 16, 2005, in Malta. The general theme of the symposium is: Inequalities in Population. Sociologists and demographers are urged to submit their proposals/abstracts…

CPC Receives Obesity Center Grant

October 1, 2004

Oct 1, 2004 The Carolina Population Center has been awarded a grant under NIH's prestigious National Center for Research Resources Program. The grant will be used to establish an Inter-Disciplinary Obesity Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. NIH awarded only 21 of these grants nationwide, and UNC received three of them.…

Global Tobacco Surveillance System Data Release

September 27, 2004

Sep 27, 2004 The CDC Office on Smoking and Health's Global Tobacco Control Program announces the first release of data collected under the Global Tobacco Surveillance System, a collaboration of WHO, CDC, and research coordinators from the participating countries. One part of this system, the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), has been completed by over…

Demography and Economics of Aging Research Center

September 27, 2004

Sep 27, 2004 The Demography and Economics of Aging Research (DEAR) program promotes research and research training on the demography and economics of aging at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). The program has been supported by a K07 award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and received a P30 center…

2004-05 Program on Latent Variable Models in the Social Sciences

August 26, 2004

Aug 26, 2004 Latent variables are widespread in the social sciences. Whether it is intelligence or socioeconomic status, many variables cannot be directly measured. Factor analysis, latent class analysis, structural equation models, error-in-variable models, and item response theory illustrate models that incorporate latent variables. This SAMSI program will take a broad look at latent variables…