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Tienda Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Professor Marta Tienda is among the 13 academics who are part of the 2021-2022 Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Visiting Scholars Program. These scholars travel to more than 100 colleges and universities each year, immersing themselves in the academic life of each institution.

Evidence of Son Preference in the Child Trafficking Market for Illegal Adoption in China

Wanru  Xiong's article in Journal of Human trafficking, presents evidence of son preference in the child trafficking market for illegal adoption in China, where son preference is explicitly revealed by choice and quantified by the price premium of a boy.

Job Opening: Postdoctoral Fellow

Post-doctoral fellow for a project on the role of occupational segregation by race/ethnicity and immigrant status and its effects on older adult health in the United States. The focus is on the higher rate of functional limitations by age among the native-born and immigrant Latino/Hispanic population.

Race and the Healthy Immigrant Effect

Tod G. Hamilton and Rama Hagos's research,published in Public Policy & Aging Report.. Their article examines how aging in the U.S. context differentially impacts the health of U.S. immigrants.

Rebecca Katz OPR Alumna

WASHINGTON (November 9, 2020) — Georgetown University Medical Center’s Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH,  director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security, has been named as an advisor for President-elect Joe Biden’s new coronavirus task force.

Modelling study based on findings from Disease Control Priorities

In the context of previous research, this analysis presents a unique perspective on the cost of UHC.

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Taking Risks During the Pandemic

OPR Faculty Member, Elizabeth Levy Paluck, studies how social norms are formed and how they shift over time.  “Your individual decisions are very real to you, of course, but they need to be validated by other people in your neighborhood, your organization.”

Alejandro Portes, Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology, Emeritus; Senior Scholar.

Applying interpretive perspectives and using recent sociological field studies of the populist grass roots, to understand the meaning that the situation has for supporters of the movement and its political implications.

‘Nowhere to go’: Wisconsin renters face evictions as emergency aid falls short

Matt Mleczko ,OPR Graduate Student and an Eviction Lab research assistant. “Though this is a bad situation for renters in general, this is something that yet again is exposing and exacerbating long-running inequalities in cities like Milwaukee.”

Matthew Salganik, Director of the Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy

Matthew Salganik, Professor of Sociology, discusses CITP’s priorities, the progress of its new tech policy clinic, and opportunities for students from a variety of backgrounds to take on challenges at the intersection of technology and society.

A rating method for improved accuracy of customer evaluations

Dalton Conley, Henry Putnam University Professor in Sociology - "Simply put: Making rating goods or services as easy as possible, as many e-commerce sites try to do, is counterproductive. Ratings are more accurate instead when they cost something to give.”

Treatment of mental illness in American adolescents varies widely within and across areas


Janet M.Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Many of these children either fail to receive follow-up care within 3 mo, or receive care that appears to fall short of standard guidelines for the initial treatment of mental illness in children.