The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA) was established in 1981 with the objective of providing a strong research infrastructure for scholarship in the social sciences at the University at Albany. Over the years it has increasingly emphasized support for interdisciplinary population research, especially the analysis of spatial inequalities (paying attention to processes of urban and regional development and their impacts on residents) and concerns for vulnerable populations (defined by race and ethnicity, age, social class, and nativity). The Center offers researchers access to first-rate computing facilities and statistical software, computing and statistical consulting, assistance with grant preparation and administration, and other related services. The Center also collaborates with the Lewis Mumford Center in efforts to disseminate data and cutting edge analyses of population trends revealed in the census and continuing census-related databases such as the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey.





+ Conference Update: Registration is open for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, which will take place in San Diego, CA on April 30 - May 2. More information on the conference can be found on their website.

+ Website Update: The CSDA/LMC Census 2010 Plus Mapping Project has been updated to include data from the 2011-2013 American Community Survey. The Census 2010 Plus Project is an interactive mapping tool that allows users to compare social, economic, and demographic data from the ACS and the 2000 Census.



"Job mobility among parents of children with chronic health conditions: Early effects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act"  
Pinka Chatterji, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
University at Albany (SUNY)
3:30pm Friday, April 24, 2015
Business Adimistration, B-29

"Getting Started with Mplus"  
Jeffrey Napierala
Data Analyst
CSDA & Department of Sociology
University at Albany (SUNY)
12:30pm Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Business Adimistration, B-29


+Joanna Dreby, CSDA associate and award-winning author, explores the effects of restrictive US immigration policies on children and families in her latest book Everyday Illegal.

+CSDA associate, Samantha Friedman was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, for this academic year, to examine residential segregation in Turkey at the Institute of Population Studies, Hacettepe University.

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