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In a Penn Today article and on Knowledge@WhartonOlivia S. Mitchell discusses the Treasury Department’s decision to allow private companies to pay retirees lump-sum pension payments. More »

18 April 2019

Akudo Ejelonu was awarded the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center’s Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship Award for 2019-2020 for her research on environmentally-induced migration and health outcome of climate migrants. She also got an honourable mention from the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in March.

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18 April 2019

Jordan Weiss was awarded a fellowship from the Alzheimer's Association to present work on explaining trends in dementia incidence at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference this summer. 

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16 April 2019

Linda H. AikenJere R. Behrman, and Chilean colleagues on Chilean nursing evaluation project with Chilean Minister of Health after a briefing in Santiago, Chile.

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16 April 2019

On Knowledge@WhartonOlivia S. Mitchell discusses an American Economic Association survey that reveals high levels of gender and racial bias in the field of economics. “It’s very depressing, actually,” says Mitchell. “I’ve been teaching for 40 years now, and, sure, 40 years ago there were very few women in the profession. You stood out. You were sometimes made to feel uncomfortable or awkward. More »

16 April 2019

Daniel Cohen was quoted in a Sierra Magazine essay that feautured his recently co-authored paper in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. The paper focuses on the contradictions of eco-gentrification and housing justice.

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16 April 2019

At the first Penn and Slavery Symposium, hosted by Dorothy Roberts and researchers, students, faculty, and community members talked about the University’s connections to slavery. The meeting featured the unveiling of an augmented-reality project that will be expanded to spots all across campus this fall. More »

08 April 2019

PSC & PARC associate Heather Schofield led a group of Wharton students on a four-day trip to Ethiopia during spring break for a close-up look at the African nation’s health, agricultural, business, and political sectors. Students said the Global Modular Course experience gave them perspectives they never could have found in a book. More »

05 April 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Joung, Andrew, Benjamin Lockwood, and Alex Rees-Jones. 2018. "A Pilot Study of Uncertainty in Income Tax Forecasts." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2018-23. 

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28 March 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Furstenberg, Frank 2019. "Family Change in Global Perspective: How and Why Family Systems Change." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-22.

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28 March 2019

Daniel Aldana Cohen recently gave a two-part interview with Real News Network regarding his work on the Green New Deal. You can listen to part 1 and part 2 here. 

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22 March 2019

Can closing homeless encampments help Philadelphia’s opioid problem? More »

19 March 2019

People older than 50 are increasingly part of the country’s homeless population. “We should all be very concerned about this,” Dennis Culhane of the PSC says in a San Francisco Chronicle article. More »

12 March 2019

U.S. fertility rates are at an all-time low, partially due to delayed parenthood, increased childlessness, fewer unplanned teenage pregnancies, and declines in immigration. More »

12 March 2019

When tech companies move into a city, they often encourage a sustainability mindset. However, new research from PSC researcher Daniel Aldana Cohen, with collaborators from the University of Georgia, Southwestern University, and Portland State, shows that they also lead to gentrification and emissions that either stay the same or increase. Read more in Penn Today.

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11 March 2019

A paper co-authored by Olivia S. Mitchell was quoted in a Barron's article about restirement investments.

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05 March 2019

Mark V. Pauly wrote an article for The Inquirer's Health Cents Blog which is cross-posted on LDI's Health Policy$ence about Senator Kamala Harris' plan for medicare.

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04 March 2019

PSC Research Associate John M. MacDonald is now a member of the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ). The mission of CLAJ is to improve governmental decision making and public policy and promote the understanding and dissemination of research in matters involving laws and justice. Learn more about CLAJ and its members here.

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28 February 2019

Daniel Aldana Cohen co-authored an article in The Guardian and was also quoted in The Atlantic and Pacific Standard about his article on The Green New Deal's Big Idea in More »

28 February 2019

PSC Research Associate, Camille Z. Charles, talks about W.E.B. Du Bois in a Penn Today article. In 1896, W.E.B. More »

25 February 2019

Richard A. Axilrod, WG’85, and Nancy M. Axilrod, parents, have made a $2 million gift to establish the Axilrod Term Fund in Health and Inequality. More »

12 February 2019

Janice F. Madden was recently on Knowledge @ Wharton's podcast with Katherine Klein discussing the future of the #MeToo Movement. 

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11 February 2019

Jeremy Greenwood, PSC Research Associate and Professor of Economics, wrote "Evolving Households: The Imprint of Technology on Life," which was published this January by The MIT Press. More »

01 February 2019

Hans-Peter Kohler, PSC & PARC research associate, discusses the recent decline in U.S. birth rates on a Marketplace podcast. “At the level we are observing it in the U.S., it is not a problem. If the U.S. More »

28 January 2019

PSC & PARC researcher, Mark V. Pauly, and co-researchers discuss what lies ahead for the Affordable Care Act in 2019 on the Knowledge@Wharton podcast.

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24 January 2019

Omnia interviewed Joseph Kable, PSC & PARC researcher and Baird Term Professor of Psychology, on why humans can’t seem to make the commitment to slow climate change.

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23 January 2019

Pilar Gonalons-Pons' work has been cited in The Philadelphia Inquirer in an article regarding the National Domestic Workers Bill. More »

22 January 2019

Check out the New Years message from Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

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18 January 2019