• November 22, 2017

    This award honors the memory of Etienne van de Walle, a world-renowned Penn demographer who was tireless in his support of graduate training and research. Graduate students are invited to submit papers for the Etienne van de Walle Prize. The Prize is awarded every other year for the best paper in demography written by a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Submissions for the 2017 prize are due on 22 November 2017. Students from any discipline may submit a paper. The prize, including a cash award, will be announced in December 2017.  The winner will be asked to present the paper at the Population Studies Center colloquium in February 2018. The submission, a paper or a dissertation chapter, should be equivalent to an article suitable for a demography journal, e.g., a length of approximately 30 double-spaced pages, excluding tables, figures, notes, and bibliography.  The submission must be a single-authored paper. The paper must have been written since July 2015 and while the student was still in a Ph.D. program at Penn. All submissions should be sent to Tanya Yang by 22 November 2017.
    Date posted: 6/12/2017 | View listing
  • May 1, 2017
    Stephen A. Matthews, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology & Demography (Courtesy Geography) at Penn State, seeks high-quality manuscripts for submission for a theme issue on “spatial and mathematical demography” to be published in the journal Mathematical Population Studies (Taylor and Francis Science Publishers, SSCI). He is especially interested in submissions that leverage geospatial and contextual data to investigate substantive demographic questions, integrate theory, measurement and careful data analysis, use new and innovative methods, and harness large-scale demographic data sets or use emergent data. Submissions focusing on econometric analysis, small area estimation, Bayesian spatial and hierarchical modeling, spatio-temporal analysis and spatial simulation are strongly encouraged. He encourages all those interested in submitting an abstract to consult the Mathematical Population Studies website for general information on the journal and to examine back issues and published papers.
    Date posted: 3/31/2017 | View listing
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
    March 31, 2017
    Korean Millennials: Coming of Age in the Era of Inequality, a Laboratory Program for Korean Studies funded by the Academy of Korean Studies and housed in the Population Studies Center (PSC) at the University of Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. This one-year Postdoctoral fellowship begins September 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2018.The Korean Millennials Laboratory includes Director, Hyunjoon Park (Sociology, University of Pennsylvania) and four Laboratory Fellows - Grace Kao (Sociology, University of Pennsylvania), Seung-kyung Kim (East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University), Joongbaeck Kim (Sociology, KyungHee University), and Jaesung Choi (Economics, Sungkyunkwan University). The details of the Korean Millennials Laboratory can be found at the website, The postdoctoral fellow will engage in research and develop publications focused on Korean Millennials and their transition to adulthood. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to remain in residence at the University of Pennsylvania during the period of the fellowship, and to participate in various activities of the Laboratory including regular project meetings and the weekly colloquium of the Population Studies Center.For more information about the requirements and details of the position click here.
    Date posted: 2/1/2017 | View listing
  • Social Policy & Practice
    December 31, 2017
    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Network Administrator at the School of Social Policy & Practice. The Network Administrator, will direct the day-to-day operations of the center and will support the establishment of the Sloan ADRF Network through the following three, key activities: (1) developing a network governance process, (2) organizing annual PI meetings and network conferences, and (3) creating a communications plan that includes a website and monthly newsletter. The Network Coordinator is expected to establish collegial and collaborative relationships with researchers and faculty at the Penn Population Studies Center. Here is an in-depth description of this position.
    Date posted: 12/22/2016 | View listing
  • Fels Institute of Public Policy
    October 28, 2016
    The Fels Policy Research Initiative seeks to increase the visibility and impact of Penn’s policy-relevant research. Because policy topics characteristically span the disciplinary boundaries of the academy, FPRI’s Collaborative Working Group Grants will support the formation of faculty working groups that gather a variety of perspectives around a topic. The grants will support working groups designed to stimulate deeper discussion on neglected or emerging areas, develop new research ideas and agendas, and heighten awareness of the policy implications of research. We hope to accelerate exploration and early collaboration and to identify potential projects for further development. These grants, for up to $15,000, can be used to support a series of talks, a series of related workshops, or some other new collaboration made possible with funding.
    Date posted: 10/24/2016 | View listing


  • January 15, 2017
    Early-Life Influences on Later Life: Innovations and ExplorationsThe articles we seek will move the field forward conceptually or methodologically or both. We are seeking original research that will further broaden our understanding of the ways that early-life conditions, including family structure and dynamics, socioeconomic background, cognitive ability, health, delinquent behaviors, exposure to trauma and violence, military service, and even in-utero experiences affect one’s life chances, including socioeconomic prospects, family formation, economic well-being, cognition, and physical and mental health. Early life may encompass infancy, childhood, adolescence, or young adulthood. We welcome articles using concepts and themes from sociology, psychology, human development, epidemiology, epigenetics, and other related disciplines. Preference is given to studies focused on mid- or later-life outcomes. Quantitative and qualitative approaches are welcome; multiwave longitudinal data sets are particularly appropriate for studying the life course prospectively. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
    • Explorations of late-life health disparities that pay serious attention to early-life selection processes.
    • The long-term impact of early socioeconomic factors on life-course trajectories, health, and well-being.
    • Explorations of race, gender, cohort, or cross-national differences in the impact of early-life factors on later-life outcomes.
    • Gene–environment interactions over the life course that shape later-life outcomes.
    • Rigorous empirical assessments of life-course theories including cumulative (dis)advantage models, resilience and vulnerability perspectives, and age-as-leveler perspectives.
    For more information about submission of abstracts or manuscripts click here.
    Date posted: 11/17/2016 | View listing