from 20+ academic disciplines
Chitwan Valley Family Study
The CVFS is a comprehensive family panel study of individuals, households, and communities in the Chitwan Valley of Nepal. The data include full life histories for more than 10,000 individuals, tracking and interviews with all migrants, continuous measurement of community change, over 20 years of demographic event registry, and many other data collections.
ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.
Projects & Grants
We conduct research in a wide variety of areas. View some of our recent project highlights or explore them all by topic area.
ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.
Faculty Associate, PSC Assistant Professor, Sociology Director Academic Program, Sociology Assistant Professor, Ford School Of Public PolicyDr. Murphy's research uses ethnographic methods to examine how poverty and inequality are experienced, structured, and reproduced across and … more
Research Professor, PSC Research Professor, Society, Population, & Environment Professor, Sociology Professor, Ford School Of Public PolicyWilliam Axinn studies the relationships among social change, family organization, intergenerational relationships, marriage, cohabitation and fertility in the United States … more
December 3, 2019
ANN ARBOR—Gathering over a $1 cup of coffee at a fast-food restaurant or over a donut at the local bakery Read more
November 26, 2019
ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan led the nation with 22 faculty members elected as 2019 fellows of the American Association Read more
November 25, 2019
ANN ARBOR – H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan and professor of social work Read more