Changing Occupational Segregations by Gender, Race, Education, and Nativity in the United States

The proposed project aims to analyze recent trends in occupational segregation in the United States by gender, race, nativity, and education, specifically focusing on detailed occupation levels since the 2000s. The research team will also examine the relationship between segregation and job characteristics such as skills, on-the-job training, job quality, preferred entry level education, work tasks, and work environments.

Predictors of Cognitive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Comparative Perspective from Ghana and Malawi

The overall aim of this pilot project is to conduct comparative analyses and generate findings on the predictors of cognitive health among older individuals in Ghana and Malawi, two Sub-Saharan African countries at different levels of development, Ghana being low-middle-income country and Malawi a low-income country. Importantly, these findings will inform planned pilot data collection activities to test the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol  (HCAP) in both countries and the integration of HCAP in the nationally representative WHO SAGE survey in Ghana.

Alleviating Loneliness Among Female Migrant Workers in India

Migration is central to economic mobility among many of the world’s poor, opening the door to higher wages and human capital accumulation. Yet, rates of migration are much lower than predicted given the substantial wage premium available in urban areas (Roy 1951; Young 2013; Akram et al. 2017; Beegle et al. 2011; Bryan & Morten 2015). Many potential reasons for this puzzle have been examined, but much of the gap remains unexplained (Clemens 2014; Bryan et al. 2014; Munshi & Rosenzweig 2016; Morten 2016).