The Office of Population Research (OPR) at Princeton University is a leading demographic research and training center. OPR has a distinguished history of contributions in formal demography and the study of fertility change. In recent years there has been increasing research activity in the areas of health and wellbeing, social demography, and migration and urbanization.
- Patricia Fernández-Kelly has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2015 C. Wright Mills Award for her book, The Hero’s Flight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State. Patricia Fernández-Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Sociology. The Society for the Study of Social Problems notes that “this award is one of the most prestigious, coveted, and competitive awards given in the social sciences.”
- Pregnant women in Latin American countries were more likely to seek an abortion after receiving health alerts about Zika virus, according to a study co-authored by a team of researchers including James Trussell and Abigail Aiken and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. James Trussell, Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs, Emeritus
- Janet Currie conducted two recent studies on the reduced death rates amoung American children. Good News Hidden in the Data: Today’s Children Are Healthier Janet M.Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School; Chair, Department of Economics; Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing
- Youth with Parents and Household Members in Prison More Likely to Have First Baby Before Marriage Aaron Gottlieb’s research examines how imprisonment of parents and other household members influence a child’s future. Aaron Gottlieb is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and the Office of Population Research.
- Dennis Feehan won the award for his Ph.D. dissertation in Demography entitled “Network Reporting Methods.” The Charles F. Westoff Prize in Demography was established by the Office of Population Research in 1992, to be awarded yearly to an undergraduate or graduate student for excellence in demographic studies. The prize consists of a certificate and a cash award.