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A Q&A with Richard Berk is featured in the Penn Current for December 15, 2011.

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15 December 2011

Antonio Merlo's comments on the potential economic collapse of Italy are featured in SAS Frontiers.

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05 December 2011

A Q&A with Claudia Valeggia is featured in the Penn Current for November 17, 2011.

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17 November 2011

An article in the US News & World Report quotes Olivia Mitchell on how coworkers influence each other's 401(k) choices.

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16 November 2011

A new resource, PubsHub, is now available through Penn Libraries. PubsHub covers more than 3,600 biomedical journals. Available information includes: journal impact factors, circulation numbers, acceptance rates, publication turnaround times, links to author guidelines, and more. If you are looking for a conference to present data, PubsHub includes information on number of attendees, upcoming dates and locations of conferences, and whether abstracts are published.

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04 November 2011

The 2011 Winner of the Etienne van de Walle Prize for Best Student Graduate Paper in Demography has been awarded to Rachel Margolis for her paper entitled: "Education Differences in Healthy Behavior Changes and Adherence Among Middle-Aged Americans."

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14 October 2011

Angela Duckworth is cited in Education Next for her research on students’ involvement in activities as a predictor of success.

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12 October 2011

Now available: Myrskylä, Mikko, Hans-Peter Kohler and Francesco Billari. 2011. "High Development and Fertility: Fertility at Older Reproductive Ages and Gender Equality Explain the Positive Link." Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 11-06.

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03 October 2011

Irma T. Elo has been appointed to the U.S. Census Bureau Scientific Advisory Committee and is one of 10 new appointees. Read the press release.

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30 September 2011

Hans-Peter Kohler and Jere R. Behrman participated in the Rethink HIV project by the Copenhagen Consensus Center and the Rush Foundation that focused on identifying effective interventions in the fight against HIV/Aids across sub-Saharan Africa. More »

29 September 2011

Annette Lareau's work on Unequal Childhoods is discussed in an article on "The Perils of Parenting Style," in this month's Pennsylvania Gazette.

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14 September 2011

Angela Duckworth's research on grit is highlighted in a New York Times article, "What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?"

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14 September 2011

Effective September 12, 2011, Chris Mustazza will be assuming the role of Director of Social Science Computing (SSC) and Student Technology. Chris can be contacted at mustazza@sas.upenn.edu or 215-746-4117.

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09 September 2011

Susan Watkins discussed gossip about AIDS in Malawi on "This American Life."

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07 September 2011

Olivia Mitchell was interviewed by Steve Forbes about Baby Boomers outliving their pensions.

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29 August 2011

Ethan Sharygin's research on the consequences of high male to female sex ratios in Chinese births was mentioned in The Economist in the article, "The flight from marriage."

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26 August 2011

Jerry Jacobs' report for the American Sociological Association, "Moving Toward Recovery: Findings From the 2010 Job Bank Surveyreports about the recovery in the academic job market for sociologists," is highlighted in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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22 August 2011

Tukufu Zuberi has published a blog about his recent visit to Africa on the Huffington Post.

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16 August 2011

Irma Elo joined the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Population Sciences Subcommittee as a regular member on July 1, 2011.

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15 August 2011

In the 29 July 2011 issue, Science examines the opportunities and challenges created by demographic changes around the world.

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08 August 2011

Petra Todd answers questions about the job market for philly.com

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06 August 2011

Chenoa Flippen’s work on how social structure affects homeownership is highlighted in the Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine.

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13 July 2011

Olivia Mitchell explains what she calls “the money’s worth ratio” in Yahoo Finance.

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13 July 2011

Emilio Parrado offers reasons in the Philadelphia Daily News on what has driven a white population decline in Philadelphia.

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13 July 2011

Angela Lee Duckworth’s research on the role motivation plays in IQ test results is highlighted in the U.S. News & World Report and in the BBC News.

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13 July 2011

Mark V. Pauly comments on the cost of treatment versus the benefit of a drug in Politico.

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13 July 2011

Camille Charles and Thomas Sugrue are cited in Salon.com for their analysis of racially segregated U.S. cities.

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13 July 2011

Olivia Mitchell comments on her research about assets and savings amongst retirees in MarketWatch.

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13 July 2011

Angela Lee Duckworth is cited on Wired.com for her research on grittier competitors amongst children.

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13 July 2011

Olivia Mitchell says, “Many boomers have not saved enough, particularly if they intend to retire before 70,” as quoted in the AARP Bulletin.

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13 July 2011

Betsey Stevenson says “college-educated women of all races are basically in the heyday of marriage today,” as quoted in the Washington Post.

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13 July 2011

Olivia Mitchell discusses financial literacy, particularly amongst those near retirement in the U.S. News & World Report.

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13 July 2011

Samuel H. Preston suggests that unhealthy lifestyles are more damaging than lack of health-care access in the New Scientist.

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13 July 2011

Olivia Mitchell explains “pension envy” in relation to union and non-union workers in The New Yorker.

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13 July 2011

Loretta S. Jemmott is featured in the Philadelphia Tribune for her work developing programs that help prevent teenage pregnancy and transmission of HIV/AIDS.

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13 July 2011

Tukufu Zuberi discusses a version of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” that replaces a racial slur with “slave,” in the USA Today.

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13 July 2011

Olivia Mitchell comments on baby boomers not being prepared for retirement in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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13 July 2011

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, has invited Jere R. Behrman (and he has accepted) to serve as the Economics/Social Science member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) National Advisory Council for 2011-14.

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21 June 2011

Collin Payne has received a NSF GRP fellowship for his studies of social/sexual networks and health.

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07 April 2011

The Penn @ PAA 2011 list of participants and sessions from Penn is now available.

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21 March 2011

Hans-Peter Kohler has been named the Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography in the School of Arts and Sciences. See the Almanac article here.

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17 March 2011

Jerry A. Jacobs will be the 2011 recipient of the Merit Award from the Eastern Sociological Society. This career achievement award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the Eastern Sociological Society.

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19 January 2011

Richard Berk is part of a research team which just received $450,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help OSHA better select potentially dangerous workplaces to inspect as a priority, and reduce injuries and fatalities.

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05 January 2011