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Population Studies Center: In the News

Bankruptcy Filings Surge Among Older Americans

Olivia S. Mitchell was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the increase in bankrupcy filings among older Americans.

--August 9, 2018

“I can’t talk right now! I’m cutting fish!”

Megan N. Reed has spent the past month in Delhi reaching out to local people for her research on marriage decisions. The project hopes to build on findings from a previous Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) survey, which used electoral rolls to randomly select a sample group. Read more here.

--August 9, 2018

Dorothy Roberts on "Information is the Best medicine"

Dorothy Roberts was interviewed by WURD Radio about family seperations and her book "Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare".

--August 7, 2018

Centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth

Tukufu Zuberi discussed Mandela’s legacy and his continuing impact today with Penn Today. It has been 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, elected as South Africa’s first black president after being imprisoned by the apartheid government for nearly three decades. “Nelson Mandela made an international call for taking steps to build a strong nation in South Africa and a strong continent of nations,” Zuberi says.

--August 7, 2018

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Morgan Hoke – PSC Research Associate

Morgan Hoke is a Biological Anthropologist new to Penn, but already making her mark. In 2018 a new laboratory under her direction will be completed in the Penn Museum.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition

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. Take a look at past Pilot Projects here.