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Population Studies Center: In the News

Olivia S. Mitchell Shares Perspective on Auto-Enrollment Retirement Plans, AP News

AP News highlights a recent study co-authored by Olivia S. Mitchell on the first state-based plan of its kind, OregonSaves, which auto-enrolled workers whose firms did not have retirement savings plans. Citations:"Spending bill aids retirees, and boosts financial industry," AP News, Fatima Hussein, December 25, 2022.Mitchell OS, Chalmers J, Reuter J, Zhong M. "Auto-Enrollment Retirement Plans for the People: Choices and Outcomes in OregonSaves" 

--January 17, 2023

Gwynne Evans-Lovamayesa Shares Perspective on improving data equity, Penn Today

Gwynne Evans-Lovamayesa is a member of the Hopi Tribal Nation and first-year Demography graduate student in the Population Studies Center. In a recent Penn Today article she speaks about her commitment to improve representation of American Indian and Alaska Native populations in data analyses through her Ph.D. research.Citations:"Doctoral student Gwynne Evans-Lomayesva on improving data equity," Penn Today, January 9, 2023. 

--January 14, 2023

Jason Schnittker Examines the Paradox of Receiving Healthcare in Prison, Penn Today

Penn Today highlights a new book co-authored by Research Associate Jason Schnittker which dissects the inherent contradiction between a prison's dual obligations of "denying freedom and providing care."Citations: "The ‘paradox’ of receiving health care in prison," Penn Today, January 6, 2023.Schnittker J, Massoglia M, Uggen C. "Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration" Oxford University Press, 2022

--January 14, 2023

Want to learn about our PhD programs?


Monica King – GGD Alumni

Monica King is a recent graduate with a PhD in Demography and Master in Statistics. She is now working at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice as director of the Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Network. When we spoke she was in the final stages of finishing her Dissertation. Below are answers to our some of our questions about her experience at Penn.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition

Request for Proposals: 2023-2024 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due on Monday, March 20, 2023

The Pension Research Council (PRC) and Boettner Center, the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), the Population Aging Research Center (PARC), and the Population Studies Center (PSC) invite investigators to submit pilot proposals for the annual 2023-2024 Quartet Pilot Research Project competition. Pilot funds are targeted to support small-scale, innovative, or exploratory projects with a duration of one year. Funded projects must have the potential to generate academic publications and priority will be given to projects with potential to develop small-scale or preliminary research findings that would lead to applications for extramural funding, especially to the National Institutes of Health. Total costs are generally limited to $10,000-$20,000 per application; however, larger budgets may be considered if the project is well-suited for generating applications for NIH funding.

Click here to download the application materials and to read the RFP Guidelines.

Click here to read about former and currently funded projects