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Population Studies Center: In the News

The ACA battle: Why it’s just heating up

On Knowledge@Wharton and in a Penn Today article, PSC Associate Mark V. Pauly discusses the future of the Affordable Care Act, which is being reviewed by the courts. “I will be heartsick if it’s declared unconstitutional,” says Pauly. “My view is that you should be required to have health insurance just like you’re required to wear clothes in cold weather.” 

--July 17, 2019


New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Pandey, Manoj, Vani Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha. 2019. "Non-communicable Diseases and Depression: Evidence from South Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-25.

--July 16, 2019

'More And More Common': Woman Indicted For Manslaughter After Her Fetus Was Shot

PSC Associate Dorothy Roberts was interviewed by NPR about the case of Marshae Jones, who was indicted on manslaughter charges after her fetus was shot by another woman.

--July 16, 2019

Advice-giving benefits the person sharing guidance

Research by PSC researcher, Angela Lee Duckworth, and co-authors was highlighted in Penn Today. In a study of 2,000 high schoolers supported by the Behavior Change for Good Initiative, students who gave motivational advice to younger pupils earned higher grades at the end of the academic quarter.

--July 16, 2019

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Norma Coe – Research Associate

A few weeks ago Anita Lai and Shannon Crane sat down with Norma Coe. Norma Coe is an Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. She is also a PSC Research Associate and a LDI Senior Fellow. 

SHANNON: Thank you so much for coming to meet with us today! Let's begin with what brought you to Penn.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition

Request for Proposals:  2019-2020 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due Friday, March 15, 2019 | 5 pm

The Annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Click here to read about former and currently funded projects