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Population Studies Center: In the News

Alternative Options for Homeless Shelters

Dennis Culhane was recently quoted in a USA Today article Motels as Homeless Shelters? More Local Governments are Housing People in Motel Rooms. “You have an asset that you can basically just polish up and improve. That makes it a lot faster and probably more affordable than having to start from scratch,” Culhane said.

--August 22, 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC)

Huang, Zhiyong, and Fabrice Kämpfen. 2019. "Assessing (and Addressing) Reporting Heterogeneity in Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) with an Application to Gender Difference in Quality of Life." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-26.

--August 13, 2019

DNA Tests: Facts vs. Fiction

Wendy Roth recently was interviewed BYUradio by Julie Rose on DNA Tests: Fact vs. Fiction.

--August 5, 2019

Nursing home nurses lack time and resources for complete care

Research by PSC & PARC Associates Linda H. Aiken and Matthew D. McHugh shows that when nurses lack support and resources, the most vulnerable patients are at risk. Researchers found that one in five registered nurses reported frequently being unable to complete necessary patient care, leaving patients without comfort, conversation, and surveillance, and leaving nurses with high rates of burnout. Read more in Penn Today and Penn Nursing News.

--August 5, 2019

Want to learn about our PhD programs?


Gilvan Guedes – Visiting Scholar

Gilvan is a professor of Demography at Center for Regional Development and Planning (CEDEPLAR), a research center at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil.

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