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Wharton's Olivia S. Mitchell and John D. Stoll discuss the end of retirement

Workers are living longer and electing to work longer, so retirement as a concept is becoming outdated for many. Employers must encourage us to remain engaged & offer flexible work options, explains Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell to John D. Stoll at the Wall Street Journal.

--February 10, 2020

PARC Associate Norma B. Coe featured in WHYY's Radio Times

On this episode of WHYY's Radio Times, Lisa Walke and Norma B. Coe discuss the financial and social tradeoffs individuals and families make to afford care, whether at home, in a nursing facility or assisted living community and the push to age in place and look at caregiver and geriatrician shortages.

--January 16, 2020


New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Chen, Yi, and Hanming Fang. 2020. "The State of Mental Health Among the Elderly Chinese." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-35.

--January 15, 2020

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Alison Buttenheim – Research Associate

Recently the Demography Library staff sat down with Alison Buttenheim. Alison is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Policy, a Research Associate of both the Population Studies Center and the Population Aging Research Center, as well as the Interim Director of the Penn Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics.

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