IPUMS International Receives New Grants
The IPUMS International project—run by MPC Members Steve Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, and Lara Cleveland—has received two new grants to expand and enhance the world’s largest population database, which currently contains over one billion person records from 365 censuses and surveys taken in 94 countries.
To advance knowledge of human populations and institutions across time and space with a focus on health, well-being, economic and demographic behavior, and human-environment interactions.
2018 Outstanding Unit Award For Equity And Diversity Recipient
In November, the ISRDI was named the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity. The award is given by the Office for Equity and Diversity to honor exemplary campuses, colleges, departments, or units that demonstrate leadership in equity and diversity work.
Tom VanHeuvelen joined the Department of Sociology in August 2019. His research covers three areas: (1) how inequality has changed in local labor markets in the US over the past 75 years, (2) how changing labor market institutions and social policies have influenced inequality, wage attainment, and wage volatility, and (3) how inequalities between countries translate into health and environmental consequences for populations. Recent publications have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Science Research, and the Russell Sage Journal of the Social Sciences. He received a PhD in sociology, an MS in applied statistics, and an MA in sociology from Indiana University.