• 3 Apr 2021 12:01 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Older adults' perspectives on service needs and policy experience

    Call for Papers for the Journal of Elder Policy, Issue 4, 2021

    Editor-in-Chief: Eva Kahana PhD

    Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University

    Abstracts of 500 words are due by May 1, 2021.

    Full papers (8000 -10000 words) due by Aug 15, 2021.

    Older adults, whether aging in the community or in congregate settings are often recipients of services or benefits reflecting policies. While there is a large literature that focuses on programs and services aimed to benefit older adults, there has not been much exploration of the perceptions and experiences of older adults with entitlements and services.

    To what extent do the services provided actually meet the needs of the older adults? Do they do so in a way that preserves the dignity of the person? Are there better policies that can benefit older adults?

    To address these important questions, the Journal of Elder Policy is issuing a call for papers that examine older adults’ perspectives on service needs, service and policy experience. We welcome both empirical (qualitative and quantitative) and conceptual papers from diverse disciplines.

    Topics may include but are not limited to:

    • ·        Experiences and perspectives of services (e.g. transportation, meal services, health, home care)
    • ·        Examples of positive program and service experiences of older adults
    • ·        Negative outcomes of well-meaning service policies
    • ·        Perceived needs vs. services provided for older adults
    • ·        Unintended harms of current policies
    • ·        Lived experiences of service recipients and their caregivers

    Authors should send a 500 word abstract related to their paper by May 1 to Managing Assistant Editor, Kaitlyn Langendoerfer (

    The Journal of Elder Policy is an Open Access Journal sponsored by Policy Studies Organization. There is no publication fee. All articles will be peer reviewed.

    More information about the Aims and Scope of the journal can be found here:

    A PDF version of this announcement can be found by clicking HERE.

  • 19 Mar 2021 5:46 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government is seeking to hire an Applied Demographer.

    Please click HERE for more information. 

    Job posting information provided by:

    Greg Wilson

    Carl Vinson Institute of Government | Workforce Development & Economic Analysis Unit Manager

    University of Georgia

    201 N. Milledge Avenue | Athens, GA 30602

    Mobile: 706-338-0657 |

  • 16 Mar 2021 3:42 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    This job posting is for two Socioeconomic Analyst II positions at the Center for Business and Economic Research at The University of Alabama.

    We are looking for someone with experience in demographic analysis and development of population projections, economic data analysis and interpretation, socioeconomic research, technical writing, and editing. We are looking for someone with a curious mind and someone who is willing to learn.

    In addition, this is a great position for someone with a master's or public sector experience.

    The position closes on April 8, 2021

    Below is a link to the post:

    The Center for Business and Economic Research, Culverhouse College of Business, University of Alabama is seeking two Socioeconomic Analysts who specialize in complex demographic analysis and economic data analysis and interpretation, population projections, socioeconomic research, technical writing, and editing. The position holder will collect, format, and analyze data in order to write economic and demographic reports that cover issues that impact the state of Alabama. Application deadline 4/8/2021. Visit UA’s employment website at for more information and to apply. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities. 

    If you know someone who would be a good fit for this position, please encourage the person to apply and to reach out to me if they have any questions.

    Nyesha C. Black, Ph.D.
    Director of Demographics
    Assistant Research Personnel

    Center for Business and Economics Research 
    The University of Alabama
    Phone 205-348-3757 | Mobile 205-712-6478

  • 9 Mar 2021 4:43 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Please click here to view the job announcement for the Director of the SSRC at Mississippi State University.

  • 13 Feb 2021 2:19 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Click this link for more information about the CSDE Seminar Series.

    Partition Theorem in Populations and its Role in Determining the Stationary Status of a Population

    Arni Rao, Professor & Director of Laboratory for Theory and Mathematical Modeling, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Georgia

    Moderated by:

    David Swanson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology at University of California, Riverside


    Register for Zoom Seminar HERE

    12:30-1:30 PM PT

    The Net Reproductive Rate (NRR) in demography is often used to compute the population replacement rate. The time sensitiveness of NRR in demography concerning determining the statitionary status of a population is questioned. To what extent partition theorem in the population can provide timely status on the stationary component of a population is explained. Mathematical perspectives of the stationary population will be discussed.

    Dr. Arni Rao conducted research and/or taught at several institutions, such as the Indian Institute of Science, University of Oxford, Indian Statistical Institute and the University of Guelph. His mathematical models for HIV/AIDS helped in the national policies in India. His works on deep-learning algorithms in infertility data, blockchain technology with hybrid models, epidemiological policies, and Chicken Walk Models are widely discussed for their practical value. Rao’s other noted contributions include his fundamental theorem in stationary population models (Rao-Carey Theorem), Partition Theorem in Populations, and Artificial Intelligence Model for COVID-19 Identification.

  • 19 Jan 2021 7:27 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Please join us for the upcoming Edward A. Dickson Emeritus/a Lecture Talk Series. Each year three retired UCR faculty are awarded Edward A. Dickson Professorships to support their research, teaching, or public service activities. In the year following their awards, Dickson Professors give public presentations of their work sponsored jointly by the UCR Emeriti Association and Retirees’ Association. 

    "The Accuracy of Hamilton-Perry Population Projections for Census Tracts in the United States"

    Presenter: Dickson awardee David A. Swanson

    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

    Location: All lectures meet online via Zoom.


    Join the Zoom Meeting:  

    Meeting ID: 928 4625 2979

    Passcode: 862652


    The paper underling the talk is available via "online first" at Population Research and Policy Review:

    For more information, please view the attached event flyer.

  • 21 Dec 2020 4:51 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    (21 December 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (13 December 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:
    (19 November 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (16 November 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (23 July 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:
    • "Republican Leaning States Take the Lead!"
      David Swanson and Eric Tyberg find that the 30 Republican-leaning states (those carried by Trump in 2016) now lead the 21 Democratic-leaning states (including D.C., those carried by Clinton) in total Covid-19 cases and case rates. As of April 1st, the Democratic-leaning states led in both these categories. Fueling the high rates of increase in Republican-leaning states are the rush to re-open (or to have never closed), a disdain for mask-wearing and social distancing and consumption of misinformation from Fox News.
    • "Update on the COVID-19 Warning System for San Juan County"

    (5 July 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (27 June 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

  • 11 Dec 2020 8:12 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    We want to let you know that we will be appointing several postdoctoral fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year (with possibility of renewal), start date flexible.

    Two of them will be NIA T32 postdocs (you can see the now expired but descriptive advertisement here: - with two caveats: the PhD degree must be conferred at time of appointment, not application, and for these positions the applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

    We also have one or more postdoc opportunities with the CenSoc project (,) although a T32 postdoc could also work on CenSoc. Unlike the T32 postdocs, one does not need to be a US citizen for the CenSoc postdoc.

    Please let your advanced grad students know about these opportunities. Interested persons should send a cover letter describing research interests and specifying which postdoc opportunity(ies) that are of interest, with a CV, and use a subject heading of 'Postdoc 2021-2022' to

    We will begin reviewing submitted documents on February 1, 2021.

    Leora Lawton PhD
    Executive Director, Berkeley Population Center
    360 Barrows Hall
    (of) 510-643-1270 | (m) 510-928-7572

  • 23 Nov 2020 2:37 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Call for Abstracts: 2021 ACS Data Users Conference (#ACSConf21)

    The 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference will be held virtually on May 19-20, 2021. The conference will bring together ACS data users and U.S. Census Bureau staff to share information about key ACS data issues and applications. The conference will include:

    • Contributed presentations by ACS data users
    • Invited plenary sessions
    • Breakout sessions
    • Lightning sessions
    • Informal roundtable discussions

    Registration for the conference will be free for all participants.

    View the abstract submission form or visit the conference website for more information.


  • 23 Nov 2020 2:36 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Inviting Applications for ACS Data Users Group Steering Committee

    In partnership with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), the U.S. Census Bureau is soliciting applications for membership in an ACS Data Users Group (DUG) Steering Committee. The DUG Steering Committee’s main responsibility will be to improve data users' understanding of the value and utility of ACS data. In addition, the DUG Steering Committee will inform PRB and Census Bureau staff about the concerns of ACS data users and will provide feedback on ACS-related activities, data products, dissemination channels, and/or methodology.

    To learn more and to apply, visit the ACS Online Community website.


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