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In the News

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung shares that new fathers in Asia are becoming more hands-on in raising their kids, similar to their Western counterparts. Read more about changing fatherhood in Forbes' article here.

Multiple Positions Open for Large-Scale Study

CFPR is looking for motivated individuals to be part of its SSRC-funded project on Building Human Capacity in Singapore's Population. Visit our "Join Us" page for more info!

In the News

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung discussed the various factors affecting Asian fathers’ involvement as active caregivers in Lianhe Zaobao this June. Dr Hu Shu translated the article to Mandarin. Click here to read the full article.

Computer-assisted Analysis of Qualitative Data on

June 27-28

The course taught by A/P Eric Thompson will introduce participants to both the theory and practice of qualitative data analysis, using Anthropac and NVivo software.

Full course details available here.

In the News

Dr Eric Fesselmeyer, Senior Lecturer of the Economics dept and CFPR Assoc, highlighted that an increase in localised density negatively affected prices, thereby carrying important policy implications since almost all cities regulate density using measures such as plot ratio in Singapore. Click here for the full article.

In the News

CFPR's column this May at Lianhe Zaobao sheds light on the influence of biligualism on childhood development. A/P Leher Singh was our guest writer for this month. Dr Hu Shu translated the article to Mandarin. Read article here.

In the News

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung leads a multi-disciplinary team for an $8.5 million national panel study on Building Capacity in Singapore's Population: Testing Innovations in Human Development. The project looks at 5,000 families with children aged six and younger, and studies how factors such as early childcare, preschool attendance, the use of technology and family stress, can shape child development and family resilience. Click here to read the article.

Latest issue of CFPR Research Updates available now

In this issue, Dr Ryan Hong, a CFPR Research Associate and Assistant Professor of the NUS Department of Psychology, explores the developmental origins of cognitive vulnerabilities with the aim of identifying potentially vulnerable children and improving their psychological health. Click here to read the latest issue.

We are hiring!

CFPR is looking for a Postdoc with expertise in the areas of children and family. Click here for details.

CFPR 3-Year Report

Our 3-year report is out now! We are pleased to share our past activities and future plans with you. Click here to read it.

In the News

In the April issue of our monthly column at Lianhe Zaobao, Dr Mu Zheng discussed the differential influences of parenthood on mothers and fathers regarding their labour force participation, income, and time use patterns. She argued that mothers faced much greater difficulties than fathers in juggling their roles as career women and parents, particularly in the Asian context. Click here to read the article.

Discounts for Training Program Alumni and

Level-Certificates of Attendance

Training Program alumni can now receive further 10% discount on course fees! Participants can also receive additional level-certificates of attendance when enrolled in multiple courses in the Essential, Intermediate, or Advanced Social Science Research Methods levels. For more details, visit our course schedule page.

In the News

In the March issue of our monthly column at Lianhe Zaobao, A/P Tan Ern Ser highlighted that love, rather than filial piety, was a more reliable basis for intergenerational support. Click here to read the article.

In the News

The Jan-Feb issue of the NUS Newsletter featured the Distinguished Public Lecture by Prof Mary Brinton, Harvard University. Her research suggested that some social norms would need to change before fertility rates could improve. Click here to view the newsletter report on p.4-5.

CFPR Research Scholarship for PhD Candidates

CFPR is inviting applications for its research scholarship for PhD candidates. CFPR scholarships are awarded to outstanding PhD candidates interested in completing research on family and demographic topics. Detailed information on the eligibility and application process can be found here.

In the News

In the 7th article of our monthly column at Lianhe Zaobao on 5th February 2017, Dr Feng Qiushi discussed the perceptions of successful ageing among Singaporean elderly. Click here to read the article.

In the News

A/P Thang Leng Leng, CFPR Deputy Director, was featured on the Christian Science Monitor on 29 January and shared her views on the challenges facing governmental efforts to boost Singapore's fertility rates.
Click here to read the article.

In the News

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung and Prof Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, were interviewed on Channel NewsAsia's Singapore Tonight program, and discussed how to support couples in starting families and boosting Singapore's fertility rates. Catch the interview here.

19 January Distinguished Public Lecture Highlights

The Distinguished Public Lecture on Family and Population, Postindustrial Low Fertility in Europe and East Asia: Lessons for Singapore was jointly organised with Global Asia Institute. The event was graced by Senior Minister of State Mrs Josephine Teo, and our distinguished speaker was Professor Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Read about the distinguished public lecture in the news here.
Read about NUS News highlights here.
To view pictures, click here.
You can now view the lecture webcast here.

Job Opportunities with Prof John Ham

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow position at the Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), and will work closely with the Principal Investigator Prof John Ham, Department of Economics & CFPR.
For more details, please visit our 'Join Us' page here.

Job Opportunities with Prof Catherine Tang

Applications are invited for Translators at the Department of Psychology and Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR). The translator is intended to provide support to a research project with the Principal Investigator Prof Catherine Tang, Department of Psychology & CFPR.
For more details, please visit our 'Join Us' page here.

Latest issue of CFPR Newsletter now available

Highlights include the Distinguished Public Lecture on Family and Population, CFPR Special Column in Lianhe Zaobao, Training Program for Social Sciences, CFPR Faculty Development Grant Awardees, and upcoming Seminar Series and Workshops. Click here to read now!

In the News

In the 6th article of our monthly column at Lianhe Zaobao on 1st January 2017, Dr Ryan Hong discussed the impact of intrusive parenting on the development of maladaptive perfectionism in children with respect to academic achievement.
Click here to read the article.

ISA RC28 Conference 2016 Highlights

More than 250 scholars from over 30 countries, together with Singapore policy makers, converged at NUS from 26-28 May for an international conference on “Intergenerational transfer, human capital and inequality,” hosted by CFPR.

Read about NUS News conference highlights here.
Read about RC28 conference in the news here.
To view photos, click here.

Call for Applications to the CFPR Seminar Series

The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) is inviting proposals for its lunchtime seminar series.

For more information, please visit our Grant Calls page.

Call for Papers

CFPR wishes to share the latest call for papers from IUSSP in the field of population research!

Click here for the list.

Selected Publications

Check out a number of selected publications by our Research Team here! Some of the most recent ones are on social networks in East and Southeast Asia, successful ageing and one-person households.

Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

 

CFPR Lunchtime Seminar Series
All talks are free and open to the NUS community and general public.
Registration is required. Simple lunch will be provided.

Unless noted otherwise, seminars and workshops are held at 12pm in Ventus Evans Room, VT-02-01C, at NUS Kent Ridge Campus.

 

25 August: The Mommy Effect: The Impact of Parenthood on Employment and Gender-Role Attitudes
by A/P Jessica Pan, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, NUS

 

13 October: For Money or for a Life: A Mixed-Method Study on Migration and Time Use in China
by Dr Mu Zheng, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS

 

20 October: Effects and Mechanisms of Mindfulness-based Interventions: A Research Overview
by Dr Keng Shian-Ling, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS

 


Past Seminars and Workshops

 

21 April: From Young Pioneers to Little Red Soldiers: Internationalism and the Making of Mao’s Children
by A/P Xu Lanjun, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Studies, NUS

 

31 March: Exploring the Relation between Immigrants and Native Workers: New Evidence using Firms, Occupations and Employment Flows
by Dr Ken Ueda, Postdoctoral Fellow, CFPR and Department of Economics, NUS

 

30 March: Living Arrangements and Old-Age Psychological Health: Evidence from Myanmmar, Vietnam, and Thailand
by A/P Bussarawan Puk Teerawichitchainan, School of Social Sciences, SMU


24 March: Hurdles and Hopes: An Ecological Analysis of Migrant Children in China
by Dr Gu Xiaorong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Research Institute, NUS

 

17 March: Problems (and Possible Solutions) for the Recent Crisis in Psychological Research
by A/P Mike Cheung, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS

 

10 March: Effects of Bilingualism on Language Development in Singaporean Children
by A/P Leher Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS

 

3 March: Impact of Changing Population Age Structure of Asian Countries on Labour Market (joint with Asia Research Institute)
by Professor Leela Visaria, Honorary Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research

 

17 February: India's Family Planning Programme: Past, Present and Future (joint with Asia Research Institute)
by Professor Leela Visaria, Honorary Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research


10 February: Maternal Education and the Multidimensionality of Child Health Outcomes
by Dr Kriti Vikram, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS

 

3 February: Who benefits from Children in Highly Gendered Society? Exploring the Role of Children's Education in Parental Survival in South Korea
by Dr Lee Yeongjin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Research Institute, NUS

 

19 January: Distinguished Public Lecture on Family and Population
Postindustrial Low Fertility in Europe and East Asia: Lessons for Singapore
(jointly organised with Global Asia Institute)

by Professor Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology,
Department of Sociology, Harvard University

 

18 January: One Egalitarianism or Several? Two Decades of Gender-Role Attitude Change in Europe
Seminar (joint with NUS Department of Sociology) by Professor Mary Brinton,
Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology,
Harvard University

 

13 January: Separate & Unequal: Hukou, School Segregation, and Migrant Children's Education in Urban China
by Professor Wu Xiaogang, Professor of Social Science, and Director, Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

 

Past Seminars in 2016

 

 

Past Seminars in 2015

 

 

Past Seminars in 2014

 

Upcoming Conferences

 

Joint Conference for ISA RC06 (Family Research) &
RC41 (Sociology of Population)

Theme: Changing Demography, Changing Families
Date: 17-19 May 2018
Venue: National University of Singapore


Past Conferences

 

Director's Message 2017 Training Program CFPR Brochure CFPR 3-Year Report



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