Thiede’s research examines the link between demographic change and poverty and inequality in the U.S., including studies of low-wage labor markets, concentrated poverty, and immigrant educational outcomes. He also studies the relationship between environmental change and demographic processes, mainly migration. This includes research on the impacts of Hurricane Katrina in the U.S., as well as in low- and middle-income contexts such as Ethiopia and Indonesia.
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Examines how rainfall anomalies, and related impacts on local agricultural economies, affect wealth inequality within rural communities in Ethiopia.
Examines social and demographic differences in evacuation behavior during Hurricane Katrina, with a focus on race, class, and social networks. Identifies differences between the populations that chose to stay in their homes during the storm and those that wanted to evacuate but were unable to do so.