China Multigenerational Panel Datasets


The workshop will feature the China Multigenerational Panel Dataset-Shuangcheng (CMGPD-SC), 1866-1913 (ICPSR 35292). The CMGPD-SC provides longitudinal individual, household, and community information on the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of a resettled population living in Shuangcheng, a county in present-day Heilongjiang Province of Northeastern China, for the period from 1866 to 1913. The dataset includes some 1.3 million annual observations of over 100,000 unique individuals descended from families who were relocated to Shuangcheng in the early 19th century. These families were divided into 3 categories based on their place of origin.

The workshop is intended to allow interested researchers to assess the suitability of the CMGPD for their research topics, and provide current users with additional insight into key features that may affect their use of the data or their interpretation of results. No prior quantitative training or knowledge of Chinese history is required. The workshop will not provide instruction in quantitative analysis or data management.

At the workshop, sessions will introduce the background and context of the populations covered by the data, review the key features, outline its strengths and limitations, and assess its suitability for the study of a variety of topics in demography, sociology, and economics. Particular emphasis will be on the longitudinal and multi-generational features of the data. The workshop will provide examples of how the data may be manipulated to take advantage of longitudinal and kinship linkage to produce variables for specific research applications.

For more details, see the full PDF document about the workshop.

Fee: The workshop is free, but space is limited.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop.

Eligibility: Participants should be graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or researchers. Advanced undergraduates who are planning to go on to graduate school will also be considered.

Application: Apply using the Summer Program portal to provide your information and select the course. Upload a current curriculum vitae along with a brief cover letter describing:

  • research interests relevant to the CMGPD;
  • relevant prior coursework or research experience;
  • Students should also upload a brief letter from their advisor, on university letterhead, that confirms that they are enrolled and in good standing. The letter should include the advisor's contact information.

Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and will receive responses. Applications for travel awards will be considered until available funds are fully committed, after which applicants will only be considered for acceptance.

Travel awards: Admitted graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty/researchers will be considered for one of a limited number of awards to help with travel and lodging costs (up to a maximum of $1250 USD). If funds remain, senior scholars will be considered. State in your cover letter that you wish to be considered for a travel award.

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