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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

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

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

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

Dennis Culhane (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a Penn Today article about the nationwide impact of COVID-19 on homelessness. 

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26 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) discusess how the spread of misnformation 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 compeition. 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 opiod 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 Robets (PSC Research Associate), has been included in the list of books recommeneded 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 millenials 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 lenght 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 GoodHousekeeping 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 opiod 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