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For decades, Penn Nursing has been at the forefront of research evaluating the effects of adequate nurse staffing on improving patient outcomes around the world. Now, with the support of a Penn Global Engagement Fund Award, Penn Nursing faculty will have the opportunity to look specifically at the nursing workforce in Chile. Nursing faculty Dr. Linda Aiken, Dr. Eileen Lake, and Dr. More »

12 December 2015

Samuel H. Preston, David Cutler, and Ronald Lee comment on rising mortality among middle-aged white Americans in the NY Times and Slate.

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02 November 2015

2009 GGD Graduate Mikko Myrskylä has been awarded the Jutikkala Prize by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters on October 12, 2015. The prize is awarded to young researchers in the humanities under the age of 40, who already gained an international reputation in their research field.

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26 October 2015

A new study by Samuel Preston and Andrew Stokes just published in Obesity challenges the "obesity paradox" which in previous studies suggested that being overweight is beneficial for people with cardiovascular disease. More »

16 October 2015

Corinne Low of the Wharton School is mentioned in an NPR article on collaboratively creating a curriculum that teaches girls in Zambia how to negotiate with their parents for an education. Read more here.

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11 October 2015

Dennis Culhane has co-authored a report calling for a specific set of categories to define homelessness in developing countries.

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05 October 2015

Kevin Volpp's research in behavioral economics was cited in the SBST 2015 Annual Report released at a recent event at the White House.

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02 October 2015

Sam Preston is quoted in a Barron's article about innaccuracies in Social Security projections.

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29 September 2015

Emily Owens' findings on college police forces are cited in the Atlantic.

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28 September 2015

Emily Owens comments on the original intent of school police officers in the Atlantic.

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21 September 2015

YeonJin Lee and co-authors of the recent American Journal of Public Health paper, "Effects of Racial Prejudice on the Health of Communities: A Multilevel Survival Analysis," has been getting media coverage beginning with Reuters.

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18 September 2015

New Working Paper: Elo, Irma T., Elizabeth Frankenberg, Romeo Gansey, and Duncan Thomas. 2015. "Africans in the American Labor Market." PARC Working Paper Series, WPS 15-01 & PSC Working Paper Series, WPS 15-6.

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15 September 2015

Save the Date: The PSC International Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Location: Home of Herb and Sharon Smith.

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11 September 2015

In July, Hans-Peter Kohler presented in the UK House of Lords in an event organized by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (APPG). The event was a celebration of the 2015 World Population Day and the release of the 2015 APPG Report on Population Dynamics and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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02 September 2015

Hans-Peter Kohler (in collaboration with Ayesha Kharsany at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa [CAPRISA]), recently received a 5yr NIH R01 Grant for "Identifying sources of HIV infection in adolescent girls in rural South Africa". The aim of this project is to utilize an innovative approach to identify networks of HIV transmission, combining extensive epidemiologic sampling with phylogenetic analyses of HIV-1 sequence data and traditional sexual networking methods. More »

28 August 2015

Hans-Peter Kohler and recent graduate Thomas Anderson's forthcoming Population and Development Review article on gender values and fertility in Asia is featured in The Economist.

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22 August 2015

Grace Kao recently joined HuffPost Live for the segment, "Why College Fails To Close The Racial Wealth Gap" to discuss (per HuffPost Live's description): "whether higher education is a great equalizer and unpack why college has a different financial impact on various minority groups."

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18 August 2015

A new book by Tukufu Zuberi has been published - African Independence: How Africa Shapes the World (Rowman & Littlefield).  The book, a complement to his award-winning documentary film, African Independence (2013) highlights the important role Africa has played in recent history, and the significant role it will continue to play in the future of America and the globe.

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14 August 2015

The Washington Post recently published an article featuring the research of 2011 Demography/Sociology Ph.D. More »

12 August 2015

Tukufu Zuberi has been elected the 2015 President-Elect of the Association of Black Sociologists. The mission of the Association is "to build a tradition of scholarship and service, informed by the interests of historically disenfranchised groups in general and Black/African American people in particular."

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11 August 2015

Kristen Harknett has received a grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth for her research project (along with Daniel Schneider, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley), “Inequality of Economic Precarity and Uncertainty and Family Formation and Instability.” The research aims to "quantify the relationship between economic insecurity and family instability."

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11 August 2015

In an article on fivethirtyeight.com, "Should Prison Sentences Be Based On Crimes That Haven’t Been Committed Yet?" Richard Berk talks about how risk assessment is used to identify offenders who are more likely to re-offend, and in what ways.

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04 August 2015

A study by John MacDonald (with co-investigators Michelle Kondo and Charles Branas) found that remediating abandoned buildings in cities reduced crime in the immediate vicinities.

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15 July 2015

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the value of the euro. Read more here.

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01 July 2015

Annette Lareau was recently featured and interviewed in Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine (Spring/Summer 2015 edition) to discuss the consequences of childhood inequality.

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25 June 2015

Camille Charles was recently quoted in a fivethirtyeight.com article that discusses the shifting attitudes toward racism and inequality.

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24 June 2015

Camille Charles commented on the news that Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal has been passing herself off as black, despite actually being white.

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13 June 2015

Mark Pauly writes about the costs associated with developing a new drug.

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05 June 2015

Linda Aiken commented on the usefulness of traveling nurses for covering shortages in a USA Today article.

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24 May 2015

Olivia Mitchell discusses potential reforms to Social Security in USA Today.

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21 May 2015

New PSC Working Paper: Fishman, Ezra. 2015. "Variance Estimation for a Complex Life Table Quantity: Disease-free Life Expectancy." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 15-2.

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08 May 2015

In CNN Money, Olivia Mitchell reviews the two different effects on a relationship when women make more than their partners.

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20 April 2015

Luca Maria Pesando has been awarded the 2015-16 Additional Insights International Research Fellowship offered by NYU, in collaboration with Innovation for Poverty Action and the World Bank.

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17 April 2015

Linda Aiken is quoted in The Atlantic on how a better work environment for nurses can increase patient satisfaction with quality of care.

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17 April 2015

In an article in Quartz discussing why Black women with college degrees can't get ahead, Jeremy Greenwood's study of how assortative mating increases the Gini coefficient, a measure of income inequality, is mentioned.

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16 April 2015

A study led by Angela Duckworth and postdoctoral researcher Rachel E. White, shows that adolescents can deal with their emotions more easily if they can metally step back from their own view of a problem.

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15 April 2015

Slate cites Dirk Krueger's 2014 working paper in an article on why the rich should pay a much higher percentage of taxes.

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15 April 2015

For a better insight into today's economy, Olivia Mitchell recommends a book in the Wall Street Journal.

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15 April 2015

Cheikh Mbacké (Penn Ph.D. Demography '86) has been selected by the IUSSP Council to be the 2015 IUSSP Laureate in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of population sciences and distinguished service rendered to the IUSSP.

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30 March 2015

In the Washington Post, Angela Duckworth talks about how important grit is in sports.

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30 March 2015

In the New York Times, Joseph Kable suggests "even brief reveries pondering future events might help reduce [hyperbolic] discounting’s effects."

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25 March 2015

Newsworks' The Pulse interviewed Alison Buttenheim about the reasons for parents' views on vaccinations.

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05 February 2015

Daniel E. Polsky is the lead author on a study which has provided "early evidence that the so-called Medicaid primary care ‘fee bump’ had the intended impact of increasing appointment availability for Medicaid patients."

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22 January 2015

In Bloomberg View, Jerry A. Jacobs talks about how a perception that they must be a genius to succeed in certain fields may deter women from going into those fields.

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15 January 2015

Annette Lareau has been quoted in an article in the New Yorker that talks about the significance of low-income parents talking to their children more.

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12 January 2015

Daniel Polsky is among the co-authors of this Penn Study, Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Prolongs Survival for Older Men with Prostate Cancer, discussed in a Penn Medicine News Release.

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06 January 2015