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Kulkarni, Vani, Veena Kulkarni, Katsushi Imai, and Raghav Gaiha. 2022. "Change in Subjective Well-Being, Affluence and Trust in State Governments in India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-94.

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16 June 2022

Preston, Samuel and Yana Vierboom.2022. "How Major Risk Factors Influence Mortality Trends in the National Health Interview Survey.University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-93.

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16 June 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar 2022. "Paid Family Leave and the Gender Division of Paid and Unpaid Work.University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-73.

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25 May 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Amin, Vikesh, Jere Behrman, Jason Fletcher, Carlos Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Does Schooling Improve Cognitive Abilities at Older Ages: Causal Evidence from Nonparametric Bounds." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-92. 

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20 May 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Grant, Monica and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Marriage Change and Fertility Decline in sub-Saharan Africa, 1991-2019." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-91.

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16 May 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Vani, Veena Kulkarni, Katsushi Imai, and Raghav Gaiha. 2022. "Change in Subjective Well-Being, Affluence and Trust in Judiciary in India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-90. 

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12 May 2022

We are excited to share that the National Institute on Aging has funded a brand-new undergraduate research training program, GEAR UP.  This joint venture between the Population Aging Research Center (PARC) and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Penn LDI) will build on the successful and long-standing Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program, by providing exciting mentored research experiences to undergraduates for two consecutive summers, supplemented with programming throughout the academic year. More »

09 May 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Batyra, Ewa, and Luca Maria Pesando. 2022. "'Reverse Policies?' Reducing the Legal Minimum Age at Marriage Increases Child Marriage Among the Poorest in Mali." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-89.

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03 May 2022

Tiffany Huang, PSC and Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, wrote a blogpost for AAPI Data on "The Importance of Asian American Identity for Asian Americans: A Quantitative Analysis."

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08 April 2022

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Hannum, Emily, Xiaoying Liu, and Fan Wang. 2021. "Estimating the Effects of Educational System Consolidation: The Case of China’s Rural School Closure Initiative." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #11.

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31 March 2022

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Hannum, Emily, and Fan Wang. 2022. "Fewer, Better Pathways For All? Intersectional Impacts of Rural School Consolidation in China’s Minority Regions." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #10.

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31 March 2022

New Project led by Michel Guillot (PSC/PARC Research Associate), the Global Age Patterns of Under-Five Mortality (GAPU5M)  and funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health (NICHD) aims to improve our understanding of age patterns of under-5 mortality by sharing data they've collected on this topic. 
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31 March 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Greenwood, Jeremy, Nezih Guner, and Karen Kopecky. 2022. "Substance Abuse During the Pandemic: Implications for Labor-Force Participation." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-88.

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24 March 2022

John M. MacDonald (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which found that, compared to children with municipal water, those relying on private wells in the U.S. More »

24 March 2022

Damon Centola (PSC Research Associate) presented yesterday to the Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC)’s faculty research seminar about his recent study on leveraging physician networks to remove race and gender bias from patient treatment recommendations.

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23 March 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Vani, Veena Kulkarni, Katsushi Imai, and Raghav Gaiha. 2022. "Change in Subjective Well-Being, Affluence and Trust in Politicians." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-87. https://repository.upenn.edu/psc_publications/87.

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21 March 2022

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in The Atlantic on the potential need for annual COVID-19 shots like the flu, but the unlikeliness of sweeping annual COVID-19 immunization. “I just don’t think we’ll have 70 percent of U.S. adults saying, Oh, an annual COVID shot? Sure.”

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18 March 2022

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured on a recent episode of the Freakonomics MD podcast entitled, "How to Save a Stranger’s Heart," discussing his personal experience with cardiac arrest. More »

17 March 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Mertehikian, Yasmin, and Pilar Gonalons-Pons. 2022. "Work and Family Disadvantage: Mechanisms of Gender Gaps in Paid Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-86.

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16 March 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar, and Ioana Marinescu. 2022. "Care Labor Demand Shocks and Inequality: How Childcare Costs Exacerbate Inequality among American Families." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-85.

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16 March 2022

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today discussing the psychological and stress effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I don’t think anybody expected the pandemic itself to last so long, and for mitigation measures that are pretty effective to be so difficult to put into place,” says Pilar Gonalons-Pons.

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16 March 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Batyra, Ewa, Luca Maria Pesando, Andrés Castro, Frank Furstenberg, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Union Formation, Within-Couple Dynamics, and Child Well-Being in Global Comparative Perspective." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-84.

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11 March 2022

Dolores Albarracín (PSC Research Associate) contributed to a new COVID-19 Roadmap entitled "Getting to and Sustaining the Next Normal: A Roadmap for Living With COVID", which provides new key strategic recommendations for Americans living with COVID.  

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11 March 2022

Damon Centola (PSC Research Associate) presented to the Arthur Vining Foundation on the Serious Illness and End of Life Funder Collaborative, which  represents more than 36 funders, ranging from small, local, and family foundations to regional and national grantmakers, with a shared commitment to improving the care of people with s More »

10 March 2022

New research by Xi Song (PSC Research Associate) titled "The Formal Demography of Kinship III: Kinship Dynamics With Time-Varying Demographic Rates", published in Demographic Research was selected for the Editor's Choice Award

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09 March 2022

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in The Atlantic about grief and the emotional toll caused by COVID-19 in the U.S. The health disparities heightened by COVID-19 created an unequal burden on communities of color in dealing with ongoing illness and death. Image by Racamani.

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08 March 2022

Damon Centola (PSC Research Associate) participated today in the Harvard Journal on Legislation Symposium as part of the Polarization: The Technological Perspective panel. The panel focused on the role of changing communication and electoral technology on the polarization of the US across all levels of government.

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03 March 2022

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer  about the impact of ending the Child Tax Credit on children and families living in poverty. 

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03 March 2022

Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in The Washington Post about cities lifting mask and proof of vaccination mandates as COVID-19 restrictions eased. 

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03 March 2022

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today discussing the recent sanctions on Russia and the economic impact they may have on global markets.

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02 March 2022

Tiffany Huang (PSC Postdoctoral Fellow) was featured in a New York Times piece on the relationship between Asian Americans and other racial groups in the political context. More »

02 March 2022

Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC) was featured in an LDI Research Update on the Penn Nursing Transcontinental Implementation Science Project and the challenges posed by COVID-19. More »

24 February 2022

2022-02-17 Newsletter

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17 February 2022

Hyunjoon Park (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn Today article about a momentous gift from James Joo-Jin Kim and Agnes Kim to create the James Joo-Jin Kim Center for Korean Studies, which will provide long-term support for academic and community-focused activities. “The establishment of the Kim Center will mag More »

17 February 2022

Emilio A. Parrado (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for his work in fostering the relationship between Penn and the Centro de Cultura Arte Trabajo y Educación. More »

16 February 2022

Lance Freeman, the Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor with joint appointments in the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Department of Sociology, will be joining the Population Studies Center as a Research Associate. Freeman, most recently professor in the Urban Planning Program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University, spent the 2020-21 academic year at Penn as the Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow. More »

15 February 2022

Kristen Harknett, former GGD Faculty member, recent PSC visitor and Professor of Social Behavioral Science at the UCSF, was featured in The New York Times for her work on the Shift Project. More »

14 February 2022

Annette Lareau (PSC Research Associate) and Sherelle Ferguson, Sociology Alumna, were featured in OMNIA for their research in Socius, "Hostile Ignorance, Class, and Same-Race Friendships: Perspectives of Working-Class College Students."

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14 February 2022

2022-02-11 Newsletter

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11 February 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Greenwood, Jeremy, Nezih Guner, and Karen Kopecky. 2022. "The Downward Spiral." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-83.

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10 February 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kohler, Iliana, Nikkil Sudharsanan, Chiwoza Bandawe, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Aging and Hypertension Among the Global Poor—Panel Data Evidence from Malawi." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-82.

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10 February 2022

Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-authored an Op-ed in STAT about Medicare as a policy vehicle to address nurse shortages in hospitals.

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08 February 2022

Dorothy Roberts (PSC Research Associate) did a Q&A for Youth Today making the case to abolish the child welfare system in the United States. More »

08 February 2022

Damon Centola (PSC Research Associate) was on a recent episode of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast entitled, "The Psychology of Making Big Things Happen and Ideas Spread." Centola shared his wisdom on how ideas and beliefs spread through social networks as well as how they can spark change in the behavior of their supporters. More »

31 January 2022

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Abby Alpert (PARC Research Associate) were awarded funding from the Penn LDI Small Grants Program 2022-23. More »

28 January 2022

Dorothy Roberts (PSC Research Associate) participated in the 21st annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice in conversation with Planned Parenthood’s Alexis McGill Johnson. The discussion, featured in Penn Today, was centered on reproductive rights and anti-racism. More »

26 January 2022

New research by Olivia S.Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was cited in a new article on PlanSponsor and ASPPA. Read more in the announcement on the Pension Research Council website More »

25 January 2022

Duncan Watts (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today about political polarization during informal political conversation. More »

24 January 2022

US Senate’s new bipartisan report on financial literacy, urging seniors and people with disabilities to plan for retirement, cites research by PSC/PARC Research Associate Olivia S. Mitchell. More »

24 January 2022

Dolores Albarracín (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for her new book, Creating Conspiracy Beliefs: How Our Thoughts Are Shaped. Analyzing empirical research conducted on real-world ex More »

21 January 2022

2022-01-21 Bulletin

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21 January 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Hanewald, Katja, Hazel Bateman, Hanming Fang, and Tin Long Ho. 2022. "Long-Term Care Insurance Financing Using Home Equity Release: Evidence from an Online Experimental Survey." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-81.

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19 January 2022

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for new research published in Demographic Researchwhich finds that for young people of color, contact with the system begins early and is incredibly widespread. More »

18 January 2022

A recent article in FUNDFire on US Public Pension Funds and their substantial holdings in Fossil Fuel companies quotes PSC/PARC Research Associate Olivia S. Mitchell

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14 January 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Jere Behrman, Fabrice Kämpfen, Iliana Kohler, Jürgen Maurer, Victor Mwapasa, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Barker’s Hypothesis Among the Global Poor: Positive Long-term Cardiovascular Effects of In-utero Famine Exposure." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-80.

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10 January 2022

Angela Lee Duckworth (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for a new megastudy, published in More »

07 January 2022

Dolores Albarracín (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a Rolling Stone article about political conspiracy theories. “Conspiracy theories are powerful because they introduce premises that prevent evidence-based falsification. More »

06 January 2022

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a recent article in MarketWatch on whether RMD's matter.  Read the full article and announcement

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06 January 2022

Angela Lee Duckworth (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn GSE News for being named at the top of Education Week’s Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

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05 January 2022