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"Drawing together leading scholars from diverse disciplines to support, produce, and promote population-related research of the highest scientific merit."

Villarreal Mexico frontpage

Mexico-US migration during the Great Recession


Kinship support for young children of single mothers

Andres Villarreal, working with data from the Mexican National Occupation and Employment Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo, ENOE), is seeking causal origins of the decline in migration from Mexico in recent years which may indicate the direction of future trends. Sangeetha Madhavan and colleagues will initiate a pilot study to assess the feasibility of a new survey instrument to collect data on kinship support for young children of single mothers living in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Kinship support is potentially declining due to certain processes under way in many African contexts.

The Center’s research focuses on four key areas: Gender, Family, and Social Change; Health in Social Context; Social and Economic Inequality; and People and Place. Learn more about the types of projects being conducted in these thematic areas by clicking on one of the research profiles above.