The California Center for Population Research (CCPR) at UCLA is pleased to announce a new program for CCPR-affiliated junior faculty members.   The program is in conjunction with the successful renewal of our Population Dynamics Research Infrastructure Grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Support for the course releases comes from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP). The program provides one course release for each of two junior faculty affiliates of CCPR for each year of the five-year NICHD grant.

Course Release Program 2020-2021

“Old-age Support and Fertility” Natalie Bau (Dept. of Public Policy)

“Information and Career Path Choice: Understanding Gender Difference in Advice Sought and Received” Melanie Wasserman (Anderson School of Management)

Course Release Program 2019-2020

“Protester Demographics and Dynamics from Social Media Images” Zachary C. Steinert-Threlkeld (Dept. of Public Policy)

“Child-Care and Female Labor Market Participation: Evidence from Fiscal Federalism in Italy” Michela Giorcelli (Dept. of Economics)

Course Release Program 2018-2019

“Generalizing experimental findings to broad populations of interest” Erin Hartman (Dept. of Statistics)

“Detailed data analysis of preliminary studies on promoting helmet use among motorcyclists’ social network in Thailand” Akihiro Nishi (Dept. of Epidemiology)

“The health benefits of socioeconomic resources among older adults: Exploring racial/ethnic contrasts” Courtney Thomas (Dept. of Community Health Sciences)

Course Release Program 2017-2018

“Adolescent motherhood and the inter-generational transfer of vulnerability: The role of health care utilization ” Corrina Moucheraud (Dept. of Public Health)

“Health Service Delivery and the Ebola Outbreak: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone” Darin Christensen (Dept. of Public Policy)

“The Effect of Early Retirement Incentives On the Timing of Pension Benefit Claiming” Youssef Benzarti (Dept. of Economics)