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The Cornell Population Center (CPC) serves as the intellectual hub for demographic research and training at Cornell University. The CPC supports demographic research relating broadly to four core themes: (1) families and children; (2) health behaviors and disparities; (3) poverty and inequality; and (4) immigration and diversity. The CPC is a university-wide program serving 95 affiliates from 24 different departments and is housed in the College of Human Ecology. Daniel T. Lichter is CPC Director. Erin Oates is CPC Program Administrator.

Research TopicThe CPC is honored to receive Atlantic Philanthropies' generous endowment to fund post-doctoral fellows in honor of former Cornell president, Frank H. T. Rhodes. Kimberly Turner is the current Frank H.T. Rhodes Post-doctoral Fellow. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (August 2012), where she received training in demography and was an active member of the Center for Demography and Ecology. Dr. Turner's research focuses on the interplay between men's socioeconomic status and family formation behaviors, the subsequent effects on racial-ethnic disparities, and understanding the role that public policy plays in countering growing inequality. As a postdoctoral fellow, her work continues to examine how race-ethnicity, socioeconomic status and family experiences work together to shape individual life chances. She is currently working on projects in collaboration with Daniel T. Lichter, Sharon Sassler and Maureen Waller while in residence.
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