Volume 57, Number 2, 2018  

E-ISSN: 1549-0955


Does Residential Mobility Anticipate Urban Growth? The Importance of the Local Socioeconomic Context in a European Metropolitan Region

Luca Salvati, Ilaria Zambon


Knowledge and Usage of Emergency Contraceptives among University Students in Ghana

Ellen Mabel Osei-Tutu, Abigail A. Aryeh-Adjei, Ernest Ampadu




Ellen Mabel Osei-Tutu

Ellen Mabel Osei-Tutu is Lecturer in the Department of Adult Education and Human Resource Studies at  the University of Ghana. Prior to joining the University, she worked with the National Population Council (NPC) of Ghana, co-authoring technical reports on the 2000 and 2010 Population and Housing censuses for the Ghana Statistical Service. She holds a Ph.D. in Population Studies, M. Phil. in Population Studies, M. A. in Population Studies and B. A. in Sociology, all from the University of Ghana. Her primary research focus is on marriage and family planning.


Neuma Figueiredo de Aguiar, Professor Emeritus

Professor Neuma Figueiredo de Aguiar is a member of our advisory board.  She is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences, at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.  She holds a degree in History from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1960), a Masters in Sociology and Anthropology from Boston University (1962), a Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington University (1969), and a Ph.D. Honoris Causa from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2003). She was Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais from 1996 to 2008, and became Professor Emerita at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2009. She is a lifelong member of the International Sociological Association, and a lifelong member of the International Association for Time Use Research IATUR). She has experience in of ​​sociology, with emphasis on gender and society, working mainly on the following themes: gender and patriarchy, women’s movements, stratification and social mobility, international comparative sociology and sociology of time use. She founded, and for 10 years directed, the Quantitative Methodology Program of UFMG and the Center for Quantitative Research in Social Sciences (CPEQS). In 2007, she received the Vincius Caldeira Brant Award from NEPEM (Center for Research on Women) and CACS (Academic Center for Social Science) for her contributions at UFMG to the areas of Gender, Women’s Studies and Feminism, and the Florestan Fernandes Prize of the Brazilian Society of Sociology for her contribution to the development of Sociology in Brazil.


Alejandro Portes, Professor

Alejandro Portes is a member of our review board.  He is a Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and chair of the department.   Prof. Portes is also a Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar of Arts & Sciences at the University of Miami.  From 1998 to 1999, Alejandro served as the president of the American Sociological Association. His academic studies have focused on social change and development, research methodology, social psychology, political sociology and immigration.  His work is heavily cited in the sub-fields of economic sociology, cultural sociology and race and ethnicity.


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