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Dr. Susan A. McDaniel is Director of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy.  She is a Canada Research Council Tier I Chair in Global Population and Life Course, Prentice Research Chair in Global Population & Economy and Professor of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge.

Research Interests: Life course, demographic aging, generational relations, family change and social impacts of technology.

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The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy
University of Lethbridge

Phone: 403.380.1814

Dr. Germain Boco joined the Prentice Institute in January 2012 on a three-year contract, as a Research Analyst. His Ph.D. is in Demography from the Université de Montréal in April 2011. His Ph.D. was a comparative study of individual and community level effects on child mortality in sub-Saharan African countries. He will be working closely with Dr. McDaniel on her CRC research program, doing data analysis, providing analytic methods for research projects, developing international comparative data analysis, and, in future, possibly offering training opportunities for Prentice researchers in longitudinal and comparative research methods. 


Dr. Jing Shen obtained her Ph.D. degree in Sociology from University of Toronto in 2013, and is currently a Post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Susan A. McDaniel in the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy.


Dr. Liu joins us from the University of Toronto for a two year Post-Doctoral position where she will continue her research on the health needs and practices among older Chinese immigrants as well as collaborating on various research projects at the Prentice.


Sara's thesis deals with the evolution of Italian womens' career models and the effect of private life events (marriage and children) on their careers.


Dr. Seong-gee Um joined the Prentice Institute in September 2011 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. Her research interests include: social & demographic changes in East Asian countries; care policy & practice for the elderly, migration of women and low skilled labour; inequality, exclusion and marginalization; qualitative research methods. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Toronto. She is originally from Korea.


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