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Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-wrote an open letter to congress that was featured in a letter signed by 60 House Representatives calling for a Green Stimulus. More »

02 July 2020

Richard Berk (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn Today article about his research for the 1968 Kerner Commission, which aimed to understand causes for civil unrest across the country and he reflects on how it relates to current events and COVID-19.

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02 July 2020

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde (PSC Research Associate) was interviewed in a Penn Today article about the U.S. economic recession and what recovery might look like after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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02 July 2020

Heather Schofield (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Knowledge@Wharton article about how the COVID-19 lockdown is affecting India’s households. More »

02 July 2020

Wendy Roth (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Times of Israel article about the dangers of DNA testing to defend preexisting ideas of race.

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02 July 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in an ABC News article about social distancing and the recent presidential rally.

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02 July 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Amin, Vikesh, Jere Behrman, Jason Fletcher, Carlos Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2020. "Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-49.

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29 June 2020

Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC) and the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative were cited in the inaugural print issue of Bloomberg Green. Be sure to check out an essay Cohen penned for The Century Foundation about how a green stimulus would uplift worke More »

19 June 2020

Damon Centola (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn Today article about exploring the root causes of vaccine hesitancy and actionable steps to address it.

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19 June 2020

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today about how contact tracing can be used as an epidemiological tool to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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19 June 2020

Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in the American Medical Association's Prioritizing Equity video series.

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19 June 2020

Dirk Krueger (PSC Research Associate) was recently interviewed by Tim Phillips about Sweden's solution to COVID-19. Listen to the full podcast at Vox, CEPR Policy Portal.

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13 June 2020

Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Newsweek article about racism in the time of COVID-19 and why it is also a public health issue.

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13 June 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Wall Street Journal article about whether people should dip into their retirement savings during a crisis.

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13 June 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about potential challenges for the region as we move into the "yellow" phase.

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13 June 2020

New Korean Millennials Research Brief: Jung, Gowoon, "Religion and Mothers in the Discursive Construction of Multicultural Korea," 2020. Korean Millennials Research Briefs, No. 10. June 11, 2020.

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11 June 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Sironi, Maria, Nicola Barban, Luca Maria Pesando, and Frank Furstenberg. 2020. "A Sequence-Analysis Approach to the Study of the Transition to Adulthood in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-48.

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09 June 2020

Luca Maria Pesando (GGD '19) and Francesco Billari (PSC Research Affiliate) wrote an article published in PNAS entitled, "Leveraging mobile phones to attain sustainable development." Be sure to check out the coverage on iflscience.com.

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04 June 2020

Beth Soldo died peacefully on May 28, 2020, after a long illness, with her husband of more than 44 years at her side. Beth was the Principal Investigator of the Population Aging Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania from 1999-2011. She successfully led PARC as it's Director for over a decade and was a champion for demographic and aging research. Read the obituary.

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04 June 2020

Dirk Krueger (PSC Research Associate) along with co-authors recently wrote a report for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a NBER working paper on building a model in which economic activity and disease progression are jointly determined. More »

04 June 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) wrote a piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer examining how the U.S. can reopen and limit harm to Americans.

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04 June 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gaiha, Raghav, Shantanu Mathur, and Vani Kulkarni. 2020. "Rural Poverty and Disability in LMICs." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-47.

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02 June 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Smith, Herbert 2020. "Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: What Is It Good For?" University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-46.

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01 June 2020

The new book A Planet To Win: Why We Need A Green New Deal, co-authored by Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC Research Associate), was reviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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28 May 2020

Angela Duckworth (PSC Research Associate) participated in the CNN Town Hall about the lasting effects the COVID-19 pandemic may have on children.

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28 May 2020

Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) penned a piece for the LDI Health Policy$ense blog entitled, "A Cautionary Tale About Medicaid Work Requirements." It is a historical analysis of welfare requirements and features an article Venkataramani co-authored pub More »

28 May 2020

Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a The Philadelphia Citizen article about the need for a green stimulus plan for Philadelphia.

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28 May 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Washington Post article about how the coronavirus has affected where people are retiring.

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28 May 2020

Angela Duckworth (PSC Research Associates) along with co-authors wrote an opinion article published in The New York Times about getting people to wear masks.

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28 May 2020

Damon Centola (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Knowable Magazine article entitled, "How We Make Decisions During A Pandemic."

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28 May 2020

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Penn Today article about the impact COVID-19 has had on black and brown communities.

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28 May 2020

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in an article in The Atlantic about non-medical solutions, such as paid sick leave, to combat effects of the pandemic.

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21 May 2020

Annette Lareau (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about how the pandemic has shone a light on classism.

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21 May 2020

Xi Song (PSC Research Associate) and her research team were featured in a Penn Today article about whether income loss affects loneliness in older adults.

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21 May 2020

New Korean Millennials Research Brief: Choi, Jaesung and Bae, Hannah, "Changes in Early Labor Market Outcomes Among Young College Graduates in South Korea." 2020. Korean Millennials Research Briefs, No. 9. May 13, 2020.

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15 May 2020

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) wrote an op-ed article for The Philadelphia Inquirer about coronavirus and gender differences in domestic work, child care, and home schooling.

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15 May 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a NPR article about vaccine hesitancy and a recent referendum in Maine.

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14 May 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was interviewed for an article in Philadelphia Magazine about lifting restrictions and social distancing in Philadelphia. More »

14 May 2020

Richard Berk (PSC) was quoted in a Philadelphia Magazine article about the rise of crime rates. He suggests looking at the data to understand possible coronavirus affects.

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14 May 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was recently interviewed in a segment of NPR's The Pulse. The episode, which aired on May 1, 2020, is about the role of public health amid outbreaks and pandemics.

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14 May 2020

Dennis Culhane (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a Seattle Times article about housing solutions in the midst of a pandemic.

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08 May 2020

Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a recent Penn Today article "Disease Knows No Borders" about his paper in the Journal of International Affairs.

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08 May 2020

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and co-authors penned an article published in The Hill about the racial, ethnic and class disparities among COVID-19 patients.

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08 May 2020

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate), David Asch, and Ralph Muller look to best practices in science and business to offer guidance on how to handle the current coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

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23 April 2020

Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a Washington Post article. More »

20 April 2020

Annette Lareau (PSC Research Associate) received the Provost’s Award for Distinguished PhD Teaching and Mentoring. The Provost’s Award for Distinguished PhD Teaching and Mentoring was established in 2004, specifically to honor faculty who mentor PhD students. This prize is intended to underscore the University’s strategic emphasis on graduate education.

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20 April 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) recently wrote an article for The Philadelphia Inquirer about what the coronavirus pandemic could mean for health insurance premiums.

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20 April 2020

Iliana Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) received an LDI research grant for a project entitled, “At the Frontline of the Pandemic in a Resource-Limited Setting: Health Care Providers and COVID-19 in Malawi.”

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20 April 2020

Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) and Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) were featured in an LDI Virtual Seminar, the first in the new "Experts at Home" series. More »

20 April 2020

Irma T. Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Emilio Parrado (PSC/PARC Research Associate) are among a group of researchers featured in a Penn Today article about the 2020 Census. More »

20 April 2020

Sharon Wolf (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn GSE article. Wolf’s research on childhood hunger offers a warning as pandemic threatens food security. 

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16 April 2020

Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) says the U.S. does not have the public health infrastructure to foster a speedy economic recovery from the pandemic. Read more at NBC News. 

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16 April 2020

Dennis Culhane (PSC Research Associate) explains his recent report about the effects of COVID-19 on homeless populations. Read more at NOLA, Penn Today and Daily Bruin.

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15 April 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) talks with Wharton Business Daily on Sirius XM about the downsides of 401(k) loans. 

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14 April 2020

Research from Heather Schofield (PSC/PARC Research Associate) finds that after more than three weeks of daily 30-minute naps, employees at a data-entry job were 2.3% more productive and invested more of their money into savings accounts. Read more at MIT Sloan News

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13 April 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) talks about the social distancing practices that will need to continue. Listen here.

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13 April 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) argues that other U.S. industries need more financial aid than the health care sector during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more at Bloomberg Law

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12 April 2020

John M. MacDonald (PSC Research Associate) writes on the correlation between the high numbers of incarcerated persons and the spread of the COVID-19. Read more at Mother Jones

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06 April 2020

Iliana Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) is now a LDI Senior Fellow. LDI’s more than 300 Senior Fellows are leaders in interdisciplinary health services and health policy research and have helped guide health policies at all levels of government and the private sector. 

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03 April 2020

Research from Damon Centola (PSC Research Associate) shows that the tipping point for the spread of social norms can be as low as just 25% adoption to reshape society. Read more at Forbes.

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03 April 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Florian, Sandra, Chenoa Flippen, and Emilio Parrado. 2020. "The Labor Force Trajectories of Immigrant Women: Intersecting Personal Characteristics and Migration Dynamics." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-45.

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02 April 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) discuss the potential impact of a COVID-19 “all clear” being announced too soon. Listen here: Wharton Business Daily. 

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02 April 2020

Xi Song (PSC Research Associate) and co-authors earned the IPUMS USA Published Research award for the paper, "Long-term Decline in Intergenerational Mobility in the United States Since the 1850s."

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01 April 2020

Jason Schnittker (PSC Research Associate) and Duy Do (GGD PhD Candidate) tied for the IPUMS Health Surveys Published Research award for their paper, "Pharmaceutical Side Effects and Mental Health Paradoxes Among Racial-Ethnic Minorities." 

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01 April 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Fabrice Kämpfen, Iliana Kohler, Daniel Bennett, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Jill Darling, Arie Kapteyn, Jürgen Maurer, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2020. "Know Your Epidemic, Know Your Response: COVID-19 in the United States." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-44.

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31 March 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) comments on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect health insurance premiums in the private sector. Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

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31 March 2020

Kevin G. Volpp (PARC/PSC Research Associate) writes about his idea to move the patients to the ventilators, instead of moving ventilators to the patients who need them. Read more here.

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31 March 2020

Dorothy Roberts (PSC Research Associate) appeared on MSNBC to discuss how to address economic inequality during the coronavirus pandemic with contributors Eddie Glaude and Ali Velshi. Check out the full segment on the MSNBC website.

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28 March 2020

Positive psychology course taught by Angela Lee Duckworth (PSC Research Associate) has been featured as part of five online courses that the University of Pennsylvania is offering for free. Read more at Business Insider.

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27 March 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) and colleague discuss where we are at in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen at Amplify Nursing.

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27 March 2020

A new LDI working paper by Hanming Fang (PSC Research Associate) and co-authors was featured in the Health Policy$ense blog. More »

25 March 2020

Hanming Fang (PSC Research Associate) investigates the importance of social distancing measures, and the horrible consequences of not doing it. Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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24 March 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) discusses how the spread of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 should be checked at all levels of government. Read more at RollCall.

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18 March 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) wrote a piece published in The Philadelphia Inquirer about coronavirus testing and why the government should pay Americans to take the Coronavirus test.

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13 March 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) talks about how important and difficult it is to adhere to social distancing guidelines to flatten the coronavirus curve. Read more at Tradeoffs.

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12 March 2020

Congratulations to Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate), on getting funding from the Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD) for a pilot project titled, “The Roles of State and Local Immigration Policy in Shaping Patterns of Health Inequality”. More »

09 March 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in article by The Philadelphia Inquirer discussing how social distancing measures can reduce the spread of the coronavirus. 

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08 March 2020

Angela Lee Duckworth (PSC Research Associate) and Dorothy Roberts (PSC Research Associate) featured in article on the stories of women in male-dominated fields. Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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07 March 2020

Alison Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) discusses individual behaviors that can stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more here 

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06 March 2020

Regina S. Baker (PSC Research Associate) and collaborator have been awarded grants by the Russell Sage Foundation-Gates Foundation Pipeline competition. The emerging scholars will be conducting research on the development of a holistic measure on how socioeconomic origin affects social mobility.

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06 March 2020

 The work and insight of PSC & PARC Research Associate Olivia S. Mitchell, profiled in the IMF Finance & Development magazine.

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04 March 2020

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was recently named "Member of the Month" by the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.

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04 March 2020

Olivia Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Nick Roussanov will teach a new Wharton course on financial literacy in the Fall 2020. 

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03 March 2020

David S. Mandell (PSC Research Associate), Molly Candon (PARC Research Associate) and co-author write about the problems with buprenorphine waivers and its effect on opioid treatments. Read more at the Penn Center for Mental Health 

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02 March 2020

Killing the Black Body, a book by Dorothy Roberts (PSC Research Associate), has been included in the list of books recommended to understand the history of Roe v Wade. Read more here

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02 March 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) talks to Megan Leonhardt about how much millennials should save right now to retire at 67. Read more here 

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26 February 2020

David S. Mandell (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a Spectrum News about racial disparities among hospitalized autistic children. 

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24 February 2020

In a recent WHYY Radio Times segment, David S. Mandell (PSC Research Associate) explains the limited options for Pennsylvania families who need non-emergency transportation services for children.

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24 February 2020

A recent NBER working paper by Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was recently featured in Marketwatch. The study shows that using target-date funds as 401(k) plan defaults makes participants far more likely to invest in them.

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22 February 2020

Angela Lee Duckworth (PSC Research Associate) was included in the top 10 of Education Week’s 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. The list, created by Rick Hess, the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, recognizes scholars whose work shapes public discussion around education. Read more

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21 February 2020

Morgan Hoke (PSC/PARC Research Associate) is quoted in a SAPIENS article that investigates the features of Baby Yoda that makes it adorable. 

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20 February 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Batyra, Ewa, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Frank Furstenberg. 2020. "Changing Gender Gaps in the Timing of Partnership Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-43. 

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19 February 2020

A recent study by Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and collaborators about the role of financial literacy in retirement planning was featured in Business Times

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19 February 2020

The proposal spearheaded by Alison M. Buttenheim,(PSC Research Associate) and Harsha Thirumurthy, (PSC/PARC Research Associate) have been named in the Top 100 in the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition, which offers a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges.

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19 February 2020

CGTN's Sean Callebs spoke to Hans-Peter Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) about the economic impact of slowing population growth. 

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19 February 2020

Research by Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Associate) cited in Medium article about applicable nudge insights to the health field.

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19 February 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar, Christine Schwartz, and Kelly Musick. 2020. "Changes in Couples’ Earnings Following Parenthood and Trends in Family Earnings Inequality." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-42. 

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18 February 2020

A study by Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Associate) and co-author about the effects of "Rothification" for employees and tax revenue was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal and Wharton Business Daily.

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17 February 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Fabrice Kämpfen, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler. 2020. "Health Screening for Emerging Disease Burdens Among the Global Poor." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-41. 

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14 February 2020

In a recent article by The Economic TimesOlivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) recommends changes to how people save and invest. 

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14 February 2020
Hyunjoon Park (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and co-author summarize their research findings on the effects of the changing marriage market in South Korea. For more information, please visit Omnia More »
13 February 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) explains how the administration’s proposed 2021 budget affects retirement benefits for employees. Read more at InvestmentNews.

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12 February 2020

John M. MacDonald (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a Newsweek article about police presence in New York City.

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11 February 2020

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-authored a study which found that when patients were 32% more likely to continue sending health data to the research team than those using wearables. Read more here 

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07 February 2020
Damon Centola (PSC Research Associate) and co-author found that most people, smokers and non-smokers alike, were nowhere near accurate in their answers about smoking’s health effects. Read more at Times Now
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07 February 2020

Morgan Hoke (PSC/PARC Associate) was featured in Penn Today about the Penn Anthropology colloquium and her research on nutrition and growth.

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07 February 2020
Richard Berk (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a New York Times article titled, "An Algorithm That Grants Freedom, or Takes It Away."
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07 February 2020

Revised and updated Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Amin, Vikesh, Jere Behrman, Jason Fletcher, Carlos Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2019. "Mental Health, Schooling Attainment and Polygenic Scores: Are There Significant Gene-Environment Associations?." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-24.

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05 February 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) and Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) have received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a first-of-its-kind nudge unit focused on HIV prevention in South Africa. They will co-lead this three-year initiative with their colleagues at HE²RO. More »

05 February 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kämpfen, Fabrice 2020. "The Effects of Negative Economic Shocks at Birth on Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-40.

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03 February 2020

Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was interviewed by Senator Bill Frist on A Second Opinion Podcast.

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03 February 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) explains that 40% of older Americans dealing with debt, rising housing costs, student loans, and medical expenses to Chris Taylor of Reuters.

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31 January 2020

Irma T. Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in an NBC article about the slight rise in U.S. Life Expectancy since 2014.

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30 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Adeline Delavande, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler. 2020. "Mortality Risk Information, Survival Expectations and Sexual Behaviors." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-39. 

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29 January 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Stephen P. Utkus of Vanguard find that target date funds can pay retirement savers higher returns with lower risk in their new study. See also Plansponsor and Canadian Investment Review

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29 January 2020

Research by Wendy Roth (PSC Research Associate) argues that generic ancestry tests might actually be polarizing people's beliefs about race. Read more at Inverse

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29 January 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) who served on the 2014-5 Chilean Pension Reform Commission, explains that proposed pension reforms thus far will help but not solve Chile’s old-age system problems. Read more here

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24 January 2020

 Research by Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Associate) on how to increase the length of life for the poorest among us has been cited in a recent article by Los Angeles Times.  

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24 January 2020

An article by Good Housekeeping featured research by Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) in an attempt to explain the cause of nurse shortages in schools.

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24 January 2020

Another recession by end-2021 predicted by 7 of 10 economists, Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC & PARC Associate) outlines steps you can take now to shore up your retirement savings and overall finances with Dan Loney on the Wharton Business Daily podcast.

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23 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Anand, Paul, Jere Behrman, Hai-Anh H. Dang, and Sam Jones. 2019. "Does Sorting Matter for Learning Inequality? Evidence from East Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-38.

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21 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Behrman, Jere, Yuan Hu, and Junsen Zhang. 2020. "The Causal Effects of Parents' Schooling on Children's Schooling in Urban China." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-37. 

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21 January 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Behrman, Jere, C. Simon Fan, Xiangdong Wei, Hongliang Zhang, and Junsen Zhang. 2020. "After-School Tutoring, Household Substitution and Student Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Rural China." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-36. 

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21 January 2020

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) and Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) were featured in a collection of behavioral science projects titled “Imagining the Next Decade of Behavioral Science.” Read more about their projects here.

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21 January 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC & PARC Associate) is mentioned in Business Insider article, the article explores the effect of increased longevity and low investment returns on retirement. 

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21 January 2020

 Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in Healio article about how social mobility may decrease income-based life expectancy gap.

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21 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Chen, Yi, and Hanming Fang. 2020. "The State of Mental Health Among the Elderly Chinese." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-35.

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15 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Chen, Yi, and Hanming Fang. 2019. The Long-Term Consequences of Family Planning in Old Age: Evidence from China's "Later, Longer, Fewer" Campaign. University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-34.

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15 January 2020

A research paper by Samuel H. Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and co-authors released today in PLOS One  show that U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as Thought. The article has been cited in U.S. More »

15 January 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and John D. Stoll at the Wall Street Journal discuss the changing definition of retirement, and how this will impact work options.

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10 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kohler, Iliana, Chiwoza Bandawe, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Collin Payne, James Mwera, James Mkandawire, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2020. "The Mature Adults Cohort of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH-MAC)." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-33. 

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09 January 2020

Congratulations to Principal Investigators, Atul Gupta and David S. Mandell, alongside Co-Investigators, Alison M. Buttenheim, Norma Coe, and Harsha Thirumurthy, on receiving 2020 LDI pilot research grants. The various early stage health services research projects target challenges in health and health care delivery. More »

09 January 2020

A new study by Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Associate) and co-authors links eroding economic opportunity to opioid deaths. Read more in Penn Today.

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08 January 2020

Irma T. Elo was featured in an NBC investigative report about how neighborhood affects longevity. Watch the full clip here.

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07 January 2020

New educational apps and games can also boost financial literacy & understanding, says Glenn Gillis at Independent Online. The study cited findings from research done by Profs. Annamaria Lusardi of GWSB and Olivia S. Mitchell of Wharton. 

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07 January 2020

Killing the Black Body, a book by Dorothy Roberts (PSC Research Associate) is on the list of 100 greatest books ever written by African American women by The Zora Canon.

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07 January 2020

An opinion piece written by Mark V. Pauly (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Ari Friedman on how to solve the problem of overcrowding in the emergency room was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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06 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Myroniuk, Tyler, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler. 2020. "Marital Dissolutions and Changes in Mental Health: Evidence from Rural Malawi." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-32.

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02 January 2020

Irma T. Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in an NBC investigative report about the massive effort to involve thousands of temporary workers and experts in the 2020 U.S. Census. 

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02 January 2020