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.
- Hannah Postel co-author of - Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion - published in The American Economic Review An important class of active labor market policy has received little impact evaluation: immigration barriers intended to raise wages and employment by shrinking labor supply. Theories of endogenous technical advance raise the possibility of limited or even perverse impact. We study a natural policy experiment: the exclusion of almost half a million Mexican bracero farm workers from the United States to improve farm labor market conditions. With novel labor market data we measure state-level exposure to exclusion and model the absent changes in technology or crop mix. We fail to reject zero labor market impact, inconsistent with this model.
- Emilce Santana's research, Situating Perceived Discrimination - published in The Sociological Quarterly This study uses the Latino National Study to explore the relationship between skin color, acculturation, and perceived discrimination across four situations to understand how perceptions of discrimination may function depending on the situation.
- SEP 25 The Effects of Immigration on the Economy over the 20th Century: Lessons from the Closing and Re-opening of the Border. Leah Platt Boustan, Professor Economics, Princeton University
- SEP 27 Father involvement and behavioral outcomes among youth from high poverty neighborhoods. Sarah Gold, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University