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New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Behrman, Juila, and Pilar Gonalons-Pons. 2020. "Women’s Employment and Fertility in a Global Perspective (1960-2015)." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-53

--August 14, 2020

Frank Furstenberg featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Frank Furstenberg (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about what dating, sex, and marriage will look like post-pandemic.

--August 12, 2020

Courtney Boen interviewed on Sociological Perspectives podcast

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associates) was interviewed on the This Week In Sociological Perspective podcast about her article in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

--August 12, 2020


Jere R. Behrman and Irma T. Elo – PSC & PARC Research Associates

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.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition


Request for Proposals:  2020-2021 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due: March 18, 2020| 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