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Conferences and Symposia

An Equal Start: Policy and Practice to Promote Equality of Opportunity for Children

Thursday, October 25 – Friday, October 26, 2018
Physical Science 401
Cornell, University

Register at An Equal Start.

Hosted by the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and co-sponsored by CPC and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Deep Wounds: Social Determinants of Health Inequalities

Thursday, November 8 – Friday, November 9, 2018
Statler Hotel, Ithaca, NY

Co-hosted by the CPC and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Last year, CPC supported the following conference with generous sponsorship from the Frank H. T. Rhodes Annual Symposium Fund.

Criminalizing Immigrants: Border Controls, Enforcement, and Resistance, November 9-10, 2017, Cornell University. This conference examined the causes and consequences of the criminalization of immigration, drawing on empirical projects from around the globe. It was organized by CPC affiliates Filiz Garip (Sociology), Shannon Gleeson (ILR), and Matthew Hall (Policy Analysis and Management).

The “criminalization” of immigration through more restrictive immigration policies and stricter enforcement of existing policies affects migrants and their families, communities, and labor markets in sending and receiving nations. Topics included the impact of immigration enforcement on economic well-being and community cohesion; the responses of migrants, their families, and employers to increased efforts to detain and deport migrants; new patterns of inequality that emerge from greater enforcement; and state, municipal, and “third sector” responses to the changing needs of immigrant communities affected by detention and deportation.


2015 Rhodes Symposium — Demography & Gender: International Perspectives

The Parent Happiness Puzzle. Letizia Mencarini, Associate Professor of Demography at Bocconi University, Milan and Research fellow at DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics (Bocconi University) and Collegio Carlo Alberto (University of Turin).

Gender, Parenthood and Changing Time Use Patterns in Sweden, 1990-2010. Maria Stanfors, Professor in Economic History at Lund University, Sweden.

Changing Cross-national Differences in Fathers’ Child Care Contributions. Oriel Sullivan, Professor of Sociology of Gender and Co-Director, Centre for Time Use Research, University of Oxford.

2014 Rhodes Syposium — International Family Demography

The Relationship Between Education and the Family Life Course in Sweden. Elizabeth Thomson, Director of the Linnaeus Center for Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe and Professor Emerita of Demography, Stockholm University; Professor of Sociology Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In-Depth Qualitative Methods to Explore the Development of New Family Formation Behaviors. Brienna Perelli-Harris, Reader of Social Statistics & Demography, University of Southampton.

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