Been very tied up with a search committee and chair work the last several weeks. Also been away at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting (loved it!). However, I thought the readers would like to see what may be the most interesting interview I ever gave. It was for a food blog/e-magazine. Here is the link.Continue reading Its People. Err. Not really
Some colleagues and I are projecting population in North Dakota and we tried to figure out ways to identify different subregions of the state using k-means cluster analysis on a few economic variables.
So I am following up my own post. A paper I am soon to present looks at fertility rates in North Dakota and how they were impacted by oil activity. My earlier post, Oil boom but no baby boom in ND, showed a lack of change in the age specific fertility rates for North Dakota over time related to the oil boom. That does not tell the whole story though. There are changes though that are important to highlight. Part of my research is an attempt to break out effects from price and quantity changes on the fertility rate in certain areas.Continue reading Oil & Fertility in North Dakota
Just some musings and thoughts related to oil and fertility in North Dakota.
So the population projection is going and as we work along with it you get to look at some data you did not look at in a while. Lots of recent discussion for us focuses on fertility and fertility modeling. Specifically we are trying to determine various determining factors related to births for North Dakota. This is important given the recent booms in certain sectors and in certain regions of the state.Continue reading Births to Married and Unmarried Women in ND