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.
- Eviction Lab examines the intersection of poverty and housing. Matthew Desmond, Professor of Sociology
- Is Local Social Development Associated with Workforce Composition? A Municipal Analysis of Mexico, 1990–2015 Joshua T. Wassink, NSF - SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow, shows that in Mexico, between 1990 and 2015, improvements in local social development in terms of educational attainment, housing quality, and access to utilities, were associated with lower rates of subsistence farming and higher rates of formal employment and entrepreneurship.
- Women most likely to leave labor force after first child, not later births Catherine J.Doren, Postdoctoral Research Associate, using data from the nationally representative 1979-2012 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, has discovered that a woman’s transition to motherhood — the birth of her first child — is the most important point in determining her future work patterns.
- 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.