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Title: PEC Workshop welcomes Florencia Torche, Professor of Sociology at Stanford University
Start Time: Friday March 02, 2018 12:00 PM
End Time: Friday March 02, 2018 01:30 PM
Location: KSISR 100
Contact: Andrew Halpern-Manners
Description:

Professor Torche’s talk title is: “Anti-Immigration Law and Infant Health: The Case of Arizona’s SB1070”. She is a social scientist with substantive interests in social demography, stratification, and education. Her research combines diverse methodological approaches including quantitative analysis, causal inference, experiments and natural experiments, and in-depth interviews. Much of her research uses an international comparative perspective. A longer-term area of research studies inequality dynamics -- the dynamics that result in persistence of inequality across generations -- with a particular focus on educational attainment, assortative mating (who marries who), and the intergenerational transmission of wealth. A more recent area of research examines the influence of early-life exposures –as early as the prenatal period– on individual development, attainment, and socioeconomic wellbeing. 

She has studied the effect of in-utero exposure to environmental stressors on children’s outcomes, and how these exposures contribute to the persistence of poverty across generations. Torche’s research combines diverse methodological approaches including quantitative analysis, causal inference, experiments and natural experiments, and in-depth interviews. Much of her research uses an international comparative perspective. 

Contact Email: ahm@indiana.edu
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