Featured Research Associate

Featured Research Associate

Xi Song

Assistant Professor of Sociology and the College
Affiliate, Center on Demography and Economics of Aging at the National Opinion Research Center
Faculty Sponsor, Center for East Asian Studies
Associate, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Member, Committee on Quantitative Research Methodology for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

PRC Research Area: Measurement and Methods

Featured Mentor

Featured Mentor

James J. Heckman

The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College; Harris School of Public Policy
Director, Center for the Economics of Human Development
Director, Center for Social Program Evaluation
Co-Director, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group

PRC Research Areas: Economics, Education, and Labor Market Outcomes; Health and Disease Across the Lifespan; Measurement and Methods

Spring 2019

Demography Workshop

April 4

Juanna Joensen

Senior Research Associate

University of Chicago

Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics


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The signature theme of our research is human and social capital in the urban context. The PRC’s urban emphasis is rooted in the emerging significance of global trends in urbanization, the ongoing and pressing concerns regarding urban populations in the U.S. and the long-standing interest in urban questions among our faculty. With this focus, the tools of demography and theoretical precepts of human and social capital can be brought to urban studies.

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