ICPSR "China Multigenerational Panel Datasets" Workshop in January

The ICPSR Summer Program announces a free workshop featuring the China Multigenerational Panel Datasets.

DATES AND TIME: January 6 – 8, 2016, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

LOCATION: University of California, Los Angeles

Cameron Campbell, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Shuang Chen, University of Iowa

DESCRIPTION: The workshop will feature the China Multigenerational Panel Dataset-Shuangcheng (CMGPD-SC), 1866-1913 (ICPSR 35292). The CMGPD-SC provides longitudinal individual, household, and community information on the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of a resettled population living in Shuangcheng, a county in present-day Heilongjiang Province of Northeastern China, for the period from 1866 to 1913. The dataset includes some 1.3 million annual observations of over 100,000 unique individuals descended from these relocated families.

Sessions will introduce the background and context of the populations covered by the data, review key features, outline strengths and limitations, and assess its suitability for the study of a variety of topics in demography, sociology, and economics. Particular emphasis will be on the longitudinal and multi-generational features of the data. The workshop will provide examples of how the data may be manipulated to take advantage of longitudinal and kinship linkage to produce variables for specific research applications. The workshop will not provide instruction in quantitative analysis or data management.

For more details, see the full PDF document about the workshop.


ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or researchers. Advanced undergraduates who are planning to go on to graduate school will also be considered.

FEES: The workshop is free, but space is limited.

TRAVEL STIPENDS: Admitted graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty/researchers will be considered for a limited number of travel stipends (up to a maximum of $1250 USD). If funds remain, senior scholars will be considered. State in your cover letter that you wish to be considered for a travel stipend.

APPLICATION: Apply using the Summer Program portal to provide your information and select the course. Upload a current curriculum vitae along with a brief cover letter describing:
  • research interests relevant to the CMGPD;
  • relevant prior coursework or research experience;
  • Students should also upload a brief letter from their advisor, on university letterhead, that confirms that they are enrolled and in good standing. The letter should include the advisor's contact information.

DEADLINE: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will receive responses. Applications for travel awards will be considered until available funds are fully committed, after which applicants will only be considered for acceptance.

QUESTIONS? Contact the ICPSR Summer Program at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu or (734) 763-7400


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