the scientific study of populations, especially with reference to their size, distribution, and composition, changes therein, and the components of such changes (births, deaths, diseases, marriages, migrations, etc.)
The PhD program in demography trains independent researchers who are prepared to fill leading roles in social demography and population analysis at a variety of organizations and are well versed in the growth, structure, health, and well-being of human populations.
Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell 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
Another recession by end-2021 predicted by 7 of 10 economists: Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell outlines steps you can take now to shore up your retirement savings and overall finances with Dan Loney on the Wharton Business Daily podcast.
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.
The Spotlight Series has now expanded to audio! Each Spotlight shows the breadth and scope of research interests and expertise at the Population Studies Center and the Population Aging Research Center at Penn. In this installment of the series I had the pleasure of interviewing Jere R. Behrman and Irma T. Elo. Jere Behrman is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Economics and Professor of Sociology. Irma Elo is the Associate Director of the Population Aging Research Center. She is also the Chair of Sociology here at Penn.
Call for Papers: 115th American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California | August 8, 2020 - August 11, 2020 | Submission deadline: January 29, 2020
Call for Papers: SOEP 2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference, DIW Berlin, Berlin, Germany | July 9, 2020 - July 10, 2020 | Submission deadline: January 31, 2020
Crimson Conference on Work and Family February 27, 2020 - February 29, 2020 The EDGE Center for Entrepreneurship, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR) Spring School: Geography, Mobility, and Social Stratification March 23, 2020 - March 27, 2020 Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy
Request for Proposals: 2019-2020 Quartet Pilot Research Project CompetitionProposals are due Friday, March 15, 2019 | 5 pm
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. Click here to read about former and currently funded projects.