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Ewa Batyra, former Postdoc, joins Centre for Demgraphic Studies (CED)

Congratulations to Ewa Batyra, former PSC Postdoc, for joining the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) in Barcelona, Spain. Batyra will be working with Diederik Boertien on the Sexual Minorities and Inequality of Opportunity (MINEQ) project.

--September 10, 2021


New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Abufhele, Alejandra, Andrés Castro Torres, and Luca Maria Pesando. 2021. "Parental Educational Similarity and Infant Health in Chile: Evidence from Administrative Records, 1990-2015." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-75.

--September 1, 2021

Kevin Volpp featured in Penn Today and Penn Medicine News for new research

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-authored an article in JAMA Cardiology that was featured in Penn Today and Penn Medicine News. Their research finds when people set their own exercise goals and pursue them immediately, it's more likely to result in lasting positive changes.

--September 1, 2021

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Norma Coe – Research Associate

A few weeks ago Anita Lai and Shannon Crane sat down with Norma Coe. Norma Coe is an Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. She is also a PSC Research Associate and a LDI Senior Fellow.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition


Request for Proposals: 2021-2022 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due on Monday, March 22, 2021

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 download the application materials and to read the RFP Guidelines.

Click here to read about former and currently funded projects