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Committee on Population
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

New Activities

Planning Meeting on Work, the Workplace, and Aging

Workplace and Aging ImageThe purpose of this planning meeting is to articulate a research framework that can help explain workplace qualities and policies that promote health and support work into older ages, and lead to the development of interventions to extend work life and promote health, particularly among the most vulnerable members of the workforce. 

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Understanding the Status and Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Diverse Populations

SGM Consensus StudyThe Committee on Population (CPOP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will undertake a consensus study that will review the available data and future research needs on persons of diverse sexualities and genders (e.g., LGBTQ+ and MSM), as well as persons with differences in sex development (sometimes known as intersex), along multiple intersecting dimensions across the life course.

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Workshop on Forced Migration Research: From Theory to Practice in Promoting Migrant Well-Being

Forced_Migration_Image The Committee on Population held a two-day public workshop in Washington, DC on May 21-22, 2019 in order to bring fresh and innovative approaches in social demographic theory, methodology, data collection and analysis, and practice and applications to the forefront of the community of researchers and practitioners who are concerned with better understanding and assisting forced migrant populations. 

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Rising Midlife Mortality Rates and Socioeconomic Disparities

Midlife MortalityThe Committee on Population (CPOP) and the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) is conducting a consensus study on the topic of rising midlife mortality rates and socioeconomic disparities.

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Recent Events
Seminar on Gaps in the Dementia Care Workforce: Research Update and Data Needs

Keck CenterMay 23, 2019
The Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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Expert Meeting on Using Longitudinal Studies of Younger Cohorts for Aging Research

Keck Center
June 25-26, 2018
The Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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Seminar on Leveraging Existing Data for the Study of Consequences of Disasters for Older Adults

Keck CenterJune 27, 2018
The Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 101
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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Of Interest

The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

Immigrant IntegrationLThis report summarizes what we know about how immigrants and their descendants are integrating into American society in a range of areas such as education, occupations, health, and language.

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Recent Publications

Estimating the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in the United States: Considerations and Complexities

Human Trafficking WiBThis publication from the Committee on National Statistics and the Committee on Population summarizes a workshop held in April 2019 that explored innovative sampling methods, technological approaches, and analytical strategies for estimating the prevalence of sex and labor trafficking in vulnerable populations. The workshop brought together statisticians, survey methodologists, researchers, public health practitioners, and other experts who work closely with human trafficking data or with the survivors of trafficking.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Future Directions for the Demography of Aging

Demography of Aging LThis publication features papers, originally presented and discussed at a workshop held in August 2017, on new advances in the demography of aging and new trends and research directions that call for innovative conceptual, design, and measurement approaches.

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Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
Women's Mental Health across the Life Course through a Sex-Gender Lens

Women's Mental Health WiBThis publication from the Committee on population summarizes a workshop held in March 2018 that looked at research, programs and policies designed to better meet the mental health needs of women. Participants examined trends in mental health as well as risk and protective factors for diverse populations of women, and they considered the research needed for a better understanding of women’s mental health.

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Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
Demographic Effects of Girls' Education in Developing Countries

Girls Education WIB_BLThis publication briefly summarizes presentations and discussion from a workshop that tried to explore the relationship between girls’ education and demographic outcomes and to encourage more research on the determinants, content, context, and consequences of girls’ education.

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Workshop Summary
Improving the Health of Women in the United States

Womens Health WorkshopThis report from the Committee on Population and the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice is the summary of a workshop held on women’s health and demography. The workshop was organized into four topical sessions, each designed to shed light on important determinants, consequences, effects and issues attending the relative disadvantage of women in the United States in comparison with women in other economically advanced nations.

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