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Three IPR Affiliates received poster awards at PAA

April 30, 2024

Three IPR Affiliates received poster awards at PAA

Yoonyoung Choi in front of her poster

Congratulations to Yoonyoung Choi, Mei-Yu Kuo, and Sarah Hayford for their poster awards at The Population of Association of America annual meeting in Columbus, OH in April 2024. A full list of winners is available on the PAA Conference website

Young Choi is currently in her fifth year as a Sociology doctoral candidate and holds an affiliation with the Institute for Population Research. Her research primarily focuses on health disparities and the social determinants of mortality, with a special emphasis on the interplay among family dynamics, gender roles, and immigration. She won a poster award for her work "The Risk of Assimilation: Mate Selection and Mortality Risks Among Immigrants in the United States". 

Mei-Yu Kuo is a first year Sociology student in the Department of Sociology at Ohio State. She is advised by IPR affiliate Kammi Schmeer and participates in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Demography 8802 class. She won a poster award for her work "Delaying College Entry and Union Formation Patterns". 

Sarah Hayford is director of the Institute for Population Research and a Professor of Sociology at Ohio State. Sarah studies family formation and reproductive health, primarily in the United States and sub-Saharan Africa. She is interested in how people make plans about these behaviors and who is able to carry out these plans. She won a poster award for her work "Redefining Roles: The Implications of Household Migration on Gendered Childhood Labor".