The Campus Center for Demographic and Social Analysis is the highly productive collaboration between researchers in a dozen departments. With 50 faculty affiliates and 30 associated graduate students, C-DASA is the focal point for population-related research and training at UCI.
Affiliates use large-scale field experiments to study the effects of poverty on early childhood and jailhouse interviews to understand incarceration's impact on families. They capitalize on smart phone survey methods to follow up on hard-to-reach populations like parolees and adolescents over time. They link millions of geo-coded records on ER visits to Census Data to determine whether community health centers reduce emergency room use for psychiatric care. They marshal data from US states to determine whether higher minimum wages account for declining youth employment. With hundreds of millions of supermarket transactions, they measure whether U.S. Farm Bill programs lead food stamp recipients to buy healthier foods. To predict healthy babies, faculty affiliates monitor movements in utero.  From tiny kicks to big data, CDASA continues to promote collaboration and advances in population science and well-being with weekly seminars, notices of funding opportunities, graduate student training, and small seed grants for research.

Director, Judy Treas



Leah Ruppanner, Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology - University of Melbourne
'Welfare States': Maternal employment, childcare and politics across the United States
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 2112

Georgiana Bostean, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Health & Policy - Chapman University
Exposure to vape stores: Who's at risk and what's at stake
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250

Candice Odgers, Professor of Psychological Science - UCI
Growing up in an increasingly unequal and digital age
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250

Di Xu, Assistant Professor of Education – UCI
How and why do adjunct instructors affect students' academic outcomes? Evidence from two-year and four-year colleges
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250

Matthew Harding, Associate Professor of Economics, UCI
Small steps with big data: Using machine learning in resource economics
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250

Victor Agadjanian, Professor of Sociology, UCLA
Racialized and gendered (il)legality: Experiences of Central Asian migrant women in Russia?
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250


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