Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:00 - 13:30

Presenter: Ye (Oscar) Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy, UofL

Previous studies on internal migration in China are mostly limited to the
macro-level  analysis of aggregate migration flows and the cross-sectional data collected at a single point in time. Using micro data samples from China’s 1990 census and 2005 national sample survey, this talk examines whether and how migration patterns and spatial choices differ between permanent migrants (with household registration status at the destination) and temporary migrants (without household registration status at the destination) and how such differentials change between 1985 and 2005. Our findings suggest that state institutions co-evolve with market mechanisms to influence the patterns and processes of internal migration in reform-era China.

Moderator: Alexander Darku, Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Director of Prentice Institute

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:00 - 13:30

Presenter: Peter Kellett, Instructor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and a Ph.D. Candidate with the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy

Do men really experience depression less frequently than women?  While aggregate statistics suggest that Canadian men experience depression at about half the rate of Canadian women, there is mounting evidence to suggest that these published aggregate statistics are likely concealing the true distribution of depression in a socially heterogeneous population of men.  Informed by masculinities theory, intersectionality theory, life-course theory, and social theories of depression development, this talk discusses a current doctoral dissertation study which seeks to uncover the complex intersectional impact of multiple socio-demographic gradients on the development of depression in Canadian men.

Moderator: Dr. Sharon Yanicki, School of Health Sciences and Prentice Institute Research Affiliate