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Population Early-Career Researcher Prize / Prix Jeune Auteur·e de la Revue Population
Submission deadline: 05 November 2021

The journal Population is launching a call for submissions for the 2022 Early Career Researcher Prize. Master’s students, PhD students and early career researchers working in the field of population studies are invited to submit an original article to compete for the young author prize of the Population journal before the 5th of November 2021.  

Please click on the link below for all detailed information:

In French: http://www.revue-population.fr/prix-jeune-auteur/
In English: http://www.journal-population.com/young-authors-prize/

Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology (Department of Sociology at Rutgers University)
Application deadline: 15 October 2021

The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Environmental Sociology (focusing on climate change, disasters, or survival migration).  The successful candidate will be responsible for performing research and teaching graduate/undergraduate classes in Sociology.

This individual will be expected to strengthen one or more of our core research clusters, including environment and sustainability, global structures, race, ethnicity & immigration, politics and social movements, or health, population, and biomedicine, and contribute to our diverse expertise in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies.  This individual will also have an opportunity to collaborate across a broad group of partners on and off-campus, including the Rutgers Energy Institute, the Rutgers Climate Institute, and the Rutgers Disaster Response Initiative, and contribute to the recently developed major in Environmental Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.  

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline pertinent to environmental sociology by start of appointment (on September 1, 2022).

Application Deadline: 15 October 2021

For more information, see https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/140290

MPIDR Course: Topics in Digital and Computational Demography (Virtual)
Application deadline: 10 October 2021

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) will be offering a five-day intensive online course and encourages qualified candidates to apply:

Course: Topics in Digital and Computational Demography

Instructors: Diego Alburez-Gutierrez, Jisu Kim, Sophie Lohmann, Daniela Perrotta, Emilio Zagheni

Start date: 8 November 2021.  
End date: 12 November 2021

The application deadline is 10 October 2021.

This year, topics include:

·    Collecting and using social media data for migration research;
·    Online and Facebook surveys;
·    The impact of social media on health and well-being;
·    Harnessing microsimulation and genealogies;
·    Biases in digital trace data and adjusting for them.

For more information and application instructions please visit the announcement.

United Nations. Social Affairs Officer
Application deadline: 01 October 2021

The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote sustainable and inclusive development and regional connectivity in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership with policy oriented research and analysis, normative support and technical assistance and capacity building, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.

This position is located in the ESCAP Subregional Office in North and Central Asia (SONCA) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and is under the Sustainable Demographic Transition Section, Social Development Division. The Social Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of Sustainable Demographic Transition Section in the Social Development Division at ESCAP.

Application Deadline: 01 October 2021

For more information, see https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=160295&Lang=en-US  

Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology (Department of Sociology, Michigan State University)
Application review begins: 01 October 2021

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks candidates for a tenure-system Assistant Professor position in environmental sociology.  The 9-month academic year position begins on August 16, 2022.  The department seeks candidates with emerging or established expertise in investigating how regional and/or global ecological changes impact human health outcomes or disparities.

Required Degree: Doctorate -Sociology or closely related field

Minimum Requirements: Successful candidates must have:
·    a PhD in Sociology or closely related field;
·    expertise in environmental sociology;
·    potential for or established record of scholarly publications in environmental sociology;
·    potential for or established record of securing extramural research funding;
·    potential for or demonstrated evidence of high-quality instruction and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and
·    potential for or demonstrated evidence of effective service to the institution, leadership in the discipline, and/or engagement with broader publics.

For more information, see https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/507715/assistant-professortenure-system

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Tom Dietz (Search Committee Chair) at tdietz@msu.edu

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Agent-Based Modeling of Migration (Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University)
Application review begins: 01 October 2021

The Department of Earth and Environment is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow for a 1-year appointment with the possibility for a further 1-year renewal, to develop an application of the MIDAS (Migration, Intensification, and Diversification as Adaptive Strategies) modeling framework to examine influences of environmental variability on migration flows in West Africa.  

The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers from BU, NYU, and Columbia University to assist in convening a series of knowledge-brokering workshops with policy stakeholders in Senegal to jointly identify key modeling questions and processes, develop and calibrate a modeling application, and co-develop modeling syntheses and policy outputs.  

This position requires strong quantitative skills, coding skills, and some experience with agent-based modeling.  Additional strengths include skills in facilitation and in working with partners across different disciplines, cultures, or languages; skills in French language; as well as a demonstrated interest in migration issues.   

Candidates should send a cover letter outlining how this work aligns with their past research and current research goals, a CV, sample computer codes (and if applicable, a link to GitHub repositories), and a recent writing sample, to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/edelivery/4622.  

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.  Please direct any questions to Andrew Bell (bellar@bu.edu) with the subject line “MIDAS Post-doctoral Fellow Search.”

Staff Associate I (Columbia University in the City of New York: Earth Institute)
Posted: 23 September 2021

Open Date
Aug 14, 2021

Description
The Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) in the Earth Institute, Columbia University in New York invites applicants for an Staff Associate I appointment for assisting the Research Scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) on research-related activities, with a focus on the Department of Defense (DoD)-funded Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) project on migration and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) World Modelers project.  These projects are focused on advancing understanding of the links between food insecurity, migration, and refugee movement.

Additionally, the World Modelers project involves the development of a platform to accelerate data-informed decision making in complex environments. The Staff Associate I will assist the Research Scientist in programming in both R and Python to perform technical analysis on observational datasets, to run simulations models, and to integrate models into the World Modelers platform.  The overall goal of these efforts is to understand dynamics and potential interventions in reduce fragility and promote stability in East Africa and other regions with significant social instability.

The Staff Associate I will support and assist the Research Scientist with: creating scientific content (e.g., technical figures, tables, and diagrams with captions; results descriptions, interpretation, etc.)  for scientific presentation in publication or presentation formats; participating in group and project meetings including with expert partners and project stakeholders, via phone conference and in person, including at workshops and conferences; supporting the creation and documentation of technical analysis methods; collection and maintenance of datasets, literature reviews and other background research.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics or related quantitative and computational field of study. A MA degree in data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics or related quantitative and computational field of study can substitute for 2 years of experiences.
At least 2 years of related experience working in quantitative and computation analysis

    Ability to work in the R and Python programming languages
    Familiarity with large (100+ GB) dataset analysis and archival
    Ability to effectively execute work in Unix environments
    Ability to create clear and visually compelling scientific figures and tables
    Ability to work effectively in team environment
    Excellent spoken and written English


To apply, visit:  https://apply.interfolio.com/91770

Fellowships/Assistantships (Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University)
Posted: 23 September 2021

Fellowships/assistantships are available for self-motivated students to pursue PhD degrees and conduct innovative and high-impact research in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University (http://csis.msu.edu).

 Applications are welcome from students with a variety of backgrounds and in a wide range of disciplines, such as anthropology, behavioral science, biology, computer science and engineering, conservation, data science, demography, ecology, economics, environmental science and engineering, geographic information science, geography, geosciences, land science, mathematics, remote sensing, sociology, sustainability science, and other related fields.

 Research topics may include telecoupling (telecoupling.org),  sustainability science, UN Sustainable Development Goals, coupled human and natural systems, systems integration (e.g., integration of natural sciences such as ecology with social sciences such as economics, policy, and technology), biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, food-energy-water-climate nexus, human well-being, forest and landscape ecology, global change, wildlife ecology and conservation, land change science, and computer modeling and simulation (e.g., agent-based modeling). Studies on these and other related topics by faculty and students at CSIS have been published in journals such as Science and Nature. With flexible start dates (e.g., summer or fall of 2022), successful candidates can build on previous studies and explore new frontiers.

Application materials include: (1) letter of application, (2) CV or resume, (3) academic statement, (4) personal statement, (5) transcripts, (6) GRE scores, (7) TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers only), (8) list of 3 references (names and contact information), and (9) up to three representative publications if any. Unofficial copies of GRE, TOEFL and transcripts are OK initially. 

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible.  Applications and questions about these opportunities should be emailed to:

Professor Jianguo (Jack) Liu
Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243, USA
liuji@msu.edu (email)
http://csis.msu.edu/people/jianguo-jack-liu

 

APHL and CDC Laboratory Fellowship Program opportunities
Posted: 20 September 2021

Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are partnering to offer a variety of laboratory fellowship programs to train and prepare scientists for careers in public health laboratories and support public health initiatives. As a recipient of American Rescue Plan funding, APHL is expanding its current fellowship program offerings and recruiting for two classes of fellows in 2022—with assignments beginning in January 2022 and July 2022—and adding a new Internship Initiative, which will begin assignments in July 2022.

The Environmental Health Laboratory Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for post-bachelors, -masters and -doctoral scientists to apply their skills in an environmental health setting. This one- to two-year program prepares fellows for careers in public health and environmental laboratories and helps support critical public health initiatives related to environmental health.

The Environmental Health Laboratory Fellowship Program trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to environmental health such as; biomonitoring, biosur­veillance, environmental monitoring, radiochemistry and or wastewater sur­veillance. The fellowship’s mission is to provide a high quality training experience for the fellow while providing workforce capacity to the public health laboratory community.

To learn more, please see https://www.aphl.org/fellowships/Pages/About-the-Fellowship-Program.aspx

Conferences/Workshops/Public Discussions

Registrations open for WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health (Virtual) (Virtual)
Conference date(s): 25 October 2021 to 29 October 2021

The WHO Health and Migration Programme is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the Second WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health “Sharing country experiences on health and migration” taking place in in virtual format on Zoom on 25-29 October 2021, every day from 2 to 3.30 PM CEST and streamed from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, host of the event: https://bit.ly/3A24Wdq

This year the Global School will focus on country experiences in addressing the health needs and rights of refugees and migrants. Challenges and achievements in ensuring inclusive and sustainable health services for refugees and migrants will be discussed through five modules delivered over five consecutive days (one module a day), each dedicated to a specific aspect of refugee and migrant health:

    Day 1: Refugee- and migrant-sensitive health systems
    Day 2: Public health and migration during COVID-19 pandemic
    Day 3: Public health aspects of mental health among refugees and migrants
    Day 4: Health promotion to improve the health and well-being of refugees and migrants
    Day 5: Financing health care for refugees and migrants

High-level keynote speeches, lectures from international experts, presentations of relevant research studies, interactive Q&A sessions, and live panel discussions will feature in the programme, as well as the screening of a series of reportage from different settings presenting the state of the health challenges for refugees and migrants and the responses on the ground.

The School will be open to everyone, but is particularly aimed at policy-makers, health sector managers and officers working at different levels within ministries in charge of the interior, labour, social affairs, foreign affairs, health and education. Researchers, people from academia, representatives of nongovernmental organizations and journalists are also welcome to join.

The School aims to build competency on public health aspects of migration through the provision of knowledge exchange and information sharing opportunities, and the promotion of evidence-informed and best practice interventions on health and migration. Its overarching goal is to contribute to reducing excess mortality and morbidity among migrants, refugees and hosting populations, by advancing globally the implementation of the WHO Global Action Plan ‘Promoting the health of refugees and migrants’ and the health component in the ‘Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’.

More updated information can be found at the event’s webpage: WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health

UN World Data Forum
Conference date(s): 03 October 2021 to 06 October 2021

The registration to access the online event platform for the United Nations World Data Forum 2021, scheduled to take place from 3 - 6 October 2021 in Bern, Switzerland is now open.  

The UN World Data Forum brings together data and statistical experts and users from governments, civil society, the private sector, donor and philanthropic bodies, international and regional agencies, the geospatial community, the media, academia and professional bodies. Data experts and users gather to spur data innovation, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development.

See full programme here.

Register here

Population Association of America - Annual Population Conference – PAA2022 – Call for papers
Submission deadline: 26 September 2021

The call for paper for the PAA 2022 Annual Meeting is now open, more information in this link: Call for Papers is available. This will be a full in person meeting.

Authors are asked to submit both: a) a short abstract (150 words); and b) either an extended abstract (2-4 pages, including tables) or a completed paper. Authors may modify their submissions at any time until September 26, 2021. Extended abstracts must be sufficiently detailed to allow the session organizer to judge the merits of the paper. Typically, extended abstracts consist of a statement of the research question (and the underlying theory, if appropriate), the data and research methods, and preliminary findings.

Deadline: September 26, 2021 (midnight EDT)

Webinar: Population and Environmental Change (Virtual)
Event date(s): 23 September 2021 to 24 September 2021

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is arranging a symposium around the theme “Population and Environmental Change”, to take place on September 23 and 24, 2021. Five invited speakers from different disciplines will present the latest advances on the interactions between human populations and the environment. The symposium will end with a panel discussion, where the panellists comment on and discuss the formal presentations.

Invited speakers:

•    Professor Lori Hunter, University of Colorado, USA.
•    Professor Leiwen Jiang, Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI), Shanghai University, China and Population Council, USA.
•    Professor Eric Lambin, Stanford University, USA and University of Louvain, Belgium.
•    Professor Wolfgang Lutz, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, OeAW, University of Vienna), Austria.
•    Professor Karen Seto, Yale University, USA.
•   
For more information, see https://www.kva.se/sv/kalendarium/webinar-population-and-environmental-change

Register for the webinar
    

Code Red: Vulnerability to Extreme Heat, Floods, and Displacement, Online Panel (Virtual)
Event date(s): 22 September 2021

Climate change is here already, but impacting different regions and groups differently. Mapping humanity’s present and future vulnerability to extreme heat, flooding, displacement, and other changes is vital to effective adaptation and greater resilience.

In his statement on the recent findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared a “Code Red for Humanity,” highlighting that climate change is already affecting every world region and putting billions at immediate risk from evolving climate hazards. Extreme heat, flooding, and other climate impacts affect everyone, but many are especially vulnerable due to their livelihoods, location, poverty, and other factors. Climate change is expected to increase migration between countries, and displacement within countries, in the coming decades. Better data and understanding of patterns of vulnerability, and the ability to forecast impacts, are critical to efforts to adapt to a changing climate, increase societal resilience, and strengthen environmental justice, leaving no one behind. CIESIN scientists Cascade Tuholske, Carolynne Hultquist, and Alex de Sherbinin will highlight recent work on mapping extreme heat in urban areas, assessing social vulnerability to flooding, and modeling climate-induced population displacement. These efforts aim to provide decision makers and other stakeholders around the world with the data and tools needed to improve and accelerate adaptation to climate change.

Register here.

Literature/New Additions to Database

Disentangling the relationship between immigration and environmental emissions
17 September 2021

By using panel US state-level data over the 1997–2014 period and by controlling for endogeneity, other confounding factors, and spatial variation, this study provides a more compelling and accurate disentangling of the link between immigration and environmental emissions.

Author(s): Jay Squalli
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-020-00369-z
Population living on permafrost in the Arctic
17 September 2021

Combining current and projected populations at settlement level with permafrost extent, this study presents the first estimates of the number of inhabitants on permafrost in the Arctic Circumpolar Permafrost Region (ACPR) and project changes as a result of permafrost thaw.

Author(s): Justine Ramage, Leneisja Jungsberg, Shinan Wang, Sebastian Westermann, Hugues Lantuit & Timothy Heleniak
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-020-00370-6
Climate anomalies and childhood growth in Peru
17 September 2021

Using high-resolution weather and household survey data from Demographic and Health Survey 1996–2012, this study tested whether susceptibility to linear growth faltering is higher among Peruvian children from indigenous, rural, low-education, and low-income households.

Author(s): Khristopher Nicholas, Leah Campbell, Emily Paul, Gioia Skeltis, Wenbo Wang & Clark Gray
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-021-00376-8
Scales and sensitivities in climate vulnerability, displacement, and health
17 September 2021

In this Review, the authors develop a conceptual model to guide research on the three-way nexus between climate vulnerability, migration, and health. The authors apply their conceptual model to a range of case studies, including Bangladesh, Mexico, Myanmar, and the USA to illustrate that climate vulnerability-migration-health interlinkages are context specific, varying by political, economic, demographic, social, and environmental factors unique to each population and place.

Author(s): Lori M. Hunter, Stephanie Koning, Elizabeth Fussell, Brian King, Andrea Rishworth, Alexis Merdjanoff, Raya Muttarak, Fernando Riosmena, Daniel H. Simon, Emily Skop & Jamon Van Den Hoek
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-021-00377-7
Rising seas, immobilities, and translocality in small island states: case studies from Fiji and Tuvalu
17 September 2021

Analysing qualitative data from interviews of residents' concerns about local coastal changes, the authors examine the experiences of residents in three low-lying villages across two small island states: Dreketi and Karoko in Fiji, and Funafala in Tuvalu.

Author(s): Celia McMichael, Carol Farbotko, Annah Piggott-McKellar, Teresia Powell & Merineta Kitara
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-021-00378-6
No future, no kids–no kids, no future?
17 September 2021

The purpose of this study was to explore how climate change-related concerns affect reproductive attitudes and motivations to remain childfree.

Author(s): Sabrina Helm, Joya A. Kemper & Samantha K. White
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-021-00379-5
Slower population growth signals successes and benefits
17 September 2021

Followng the results from the 2020 population censuses for the United States and China showing slowdown in population growth, the authors argue that the slowdown in population growth signals successes and benefits for America, China, and the Earth.

Author(s): Joel E. Cohen and Joseph Chamie
https://www.niussp.org/education-work-economy/slower-population-growth-signals-s…
Groundswell Part 2 : Acting on Internal Climate Migration
17 September 2021

This sequel to the Groundswell report includes projections and analysis of internal climate migration for three new regions: East Asia and the Pacific, North Africa, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Qualitative analyses of climate-related mobility in countries of the Mashreq and in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are also provided. This new report builds on the scenario-based modeling approach of the previous Groundswell report from 2018, which covered Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

Author(s): Clement, Viviane; Rigaud, Kanta Kumari; de Sherbinin, Alex; Jones, Bryan; Adamo, Susana; Schewe, Jacob; Sadiq, Nian; Shabahat, Elham
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/36248
Groundswell : Preparing for Internal Climate Migration
17 September 2021

This report, which focuses on three regions—Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America that together represent 55 percent of the developing world’s population—finds that climate change will push tens of millions of people to migrate within their countries by 2050.

Author(s): Rigaud, Kanta Kumari; de Sherbinin, Alex; Jones, Bryan; Bergmann, Jonas; Clement, Viviane; Ober, Kayly; Schewe, Jacob; Adamo, Susana; McCusker, Brent; Heuser, Silke; Midgley, Amelia
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29461
Going With The Flow: Water’s Role in Global Migration
17 September 2021

This is an artcle about the World Bank’s just-released flagship publication on water that shows that it is a lack of water, rather than too much, that has a greater impact on migration.  Ebb and Flow consists of two volumes. Volume 1, Water, Migration, and Development; and  Volume 2, Water in the Shadow of Conflict.

Ebb and Flow, Volume 2 : Water in the Shadow of Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa
17 September 2021

The Middle East and North Africa Region encapsulates many of the issues surrounding water and human mobility. It is the most water-scarce region in the world and is experiencing unprecedented levels of forced displacement. Ebb and Flow: Volume 2. Water in the Shadow of Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa examines the links between water risks (harmful outcomes related to water, from droughts and floods to lack of sanitation), conflict, and forced displacement.

Author(s): Borgomeo, Edoardo; Jägerskog, Anders; Zaveri, Esha; Russ, Jason; Khan, Amjad; Damania, Richard
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/36090
Ebb and Flow, Volume 1 : Water, Migration, and Development
17 September 2021

Migration shapes the lives of those who move and transforms the geographies and economies of their points of departure and destinations alike. The water sector, and the availability of water itself, implicitly and explicitly shape migration flows. Ebb and Flow, Volume 1. Water, Migration, and Development presents new global evidence to advance our understanding of how fluctuations in water availability, as induced by rainfall shocks, influence internal migration, and hence regional development.

Author(s): Zaveri, Esha; Russ, Jason; Khan, Amjad; Damania, Richard; Borgomeo, Edoardo; Jägerskog, Anders
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/36089
Population Dynamics Research Centers
17 September 2021

The popresearchcenters.org website, maintained by PRB’s Center for Public Information on Population Research (CPIPR), explains and publicizes the findings of research from the Population Dynamics Research Centers. Funding is provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

https://popresearchcenters.org/about/
Putting people into dynamic places: the importance of specific contexts in understanding demographic responses to changes in the natural environment
17 September 2021

The authors presented and overview of this journal's special issue featuring original research presented at the conference, Demographic Responses to Changes in the Natural Environment held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in October 2019.

Author(s): Katherine J. Curtis, Malia Jones & Marcia J. Carlson
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-021-00386-6
Population responses to environmental change: looking back, looking forward
17 September 2021

The article “looks back” to the origins of environmental demography, identifying pivotal agenda-setting moments in the 1990s and tracing the impact on contemporary research. Then, it also “looks forward” to identify critical gaps and challenges that remain to be addressed and to set an agenda for future research on population responses to environmental change.

Author(s): Barbara Entwisle
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-021-00382-w
Working toward effective anonymization for surveillance data: innovation at South Africa’s Agincourt Health and Socio-Demographic Surveillance Site
17 September 2021

Using a vegetation index (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)) at the household scale, comparisons are made between the “true” NDVI values and those calculated after masking.  The authors then report their findings from analyses of the error introduced by several masking techniques applied to data from the Agincourt Health and Socio-Demographic Surveillance System in rural South Africa. 

Author(s): Lori M. Hunter, Catherine Talbot, Wayne Twine, Joe McGlinchy, Chodziwadziwa W. Kabudula & Daniel Ohene-Kwofie
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-020-00372-4
Deepwater Horizon oil spill exposure and child health: a longitudinal analysis
17 September 2021

Using data from the Resilient Children, Youth, and Communities study—a longitudinal cohort survey of households with children in BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill (DHOS)-affected areas of South Louisiana, the authors study the effect of DHOS exposure on health trajectories of children, an especially vulnerable population subgroup.

Author(s): Tim Slack, Rhiannon A. Kroeger, Samuel Stroope, Kathryn Sweet Keating, Jonathan Sury, Jeremy Brooks, Thomas Chandler & Jaishree Beedasy
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-020-00354-6
Childhood exposure to polluted neighborhood environments and intergenerational income mobility, teenage birth, and incarceration in the USA
17 September 2021

The authors combine newly available data derived from IRS tax records at the Census tract level with estimates of exposure to air pollution from vehicle traffic and the risk of lead exposure due to older housing in poor neighborhoods, to explore the association between childhood exposure to two forms of pollutants and three socioeconomic outcomes for African Americans, whites, and Latinos.

Author(s): Robert Manduca & Robert J. Sampson
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-020-00371-5
Climatic conditions and infant care: implications for child nutrition in rural Ethiopia
17 September 2021

The authors use panel data from the Living Standards Measurement Study to investigate linkages between climatic conditions during a child’s first year of life and year prior to birth and duration of exclusive breastfeeding in Ethiopia.

Author(s): Heather Randell, Kathryn Grace & Maryia Bakhtsiyarava
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-020-00373-3
Climate variability and health in extremely vulnerable communities: investigating variations in surface water conditions and food security in the West African Sahel
17 September 2021

In this study, the authors use remotely sensed-based measures of waterholes with health survey data to investigate the linkages between child health outcomes related to food security.

Author(s): Kathryn Grace & Frank Davenport
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-021-00375-9
Left home high and dry-reduced migration in response to repeated droughts in Thailand and Vietnam
17 September 2021

The authors use longitudinal household data from the Thailand Vietnam Socio Economic Panel from 2007 to 2017 detailed rainfall and temperature data from the Global Historical Climatology Network Version 2 and the Climate Anomaly Monitoring System (respectively) to explore the extent to which droughts impact migration responses of rural households in Thailand and Vietnam, as well as the role of underlying mechanisms such as risk aversion and socioeconomic status that may affect the response.

Author(s): Esteban J. Quiñones, Sabine Liebenehm & Rasadhika Sharma
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-021-00374-w
Amenities or disamenities? Estimating the impacts of extreme heat and wildfire on domestic US migration
17 September 2021

Using annual panel data for the years 1990–2015, the authors examine relationships between disaster-level fire events and extreme heat on county-level migration in the USA.

Author(s): Richelle L. Winkler & Mark D. Rouleau
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-020-00364-4
The connection between urbanization and carbon emissions: a panel evidence from West Africa
17 September 2021

In this study, using second-generation econometric techniques that are robust to cross-sectional dependence and slope heterogeneity, the influence of urbanization on CO2 emissions in West Africa for the period 1990–2018 was investigated.

Author(s): Mohammed Musah, Yusheng Kong, Isaac Adjei Mensah, Stephen Kwadwo Antwi & Mary Donkor
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-01124-y
Livelihood vulnerability assessment to climate change and variability: the case of farm households in South-East Tunisia
17 September 2021

Using data were gathered via a monitoring system with 39 reference farms identified by a typology carried out with the data of 2185 farm households from the last survey of farm structures in Medenine-Tunisia, the paper was to assess the households’ livelihood vulnerability to climate change.

Author(s): Fatma Aribi & Mongi Sghaier
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-01172-4
Population and Climate Change: Consensus and Dissensus among Demographers
17 September 2021

In a survey conducted between February and April 2020 on European demographers about their views on the relationship between climate change and population developments, the authors found that demographers display a clear consensus on the importance of climate change and the urgency to act, but a clear dissensus on the potential of demographic developments and policies to address the challenges of climate change.

Author(s): Hendrik P. van Dalen & Kène Henkens
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10680-021-09580-6