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Hans-Peter Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate), Iliana Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate), and Fabrice Kämpfen (PSC/PARC Postdoctoral Researcher) were featured in a Penn Today articleMore »

19 November 2020

Penn School of Arts & Science's OMNIA recently launched a six-episode podcast series that explores the forces that have shaped events in 2020. More »

12 November 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Song, Xi, and Thomas Coleman. 2020. "Using Administrative Big Data to Solve Problems in Social Science and Policy Research." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-58.

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10 November 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Agarwal, Neha, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Subha Mani. 2020. "Path Dependence in Disability." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-57.

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05 November 2020

Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a WHYY article about private and public investment in Philadelphia "Opportunity Zones."

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27 October 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn Today article about why lower interest rates hurt retirees.

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23 October 2020

Morgan Hoke (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn Today article about what the Penn Community has been doing during quarantine, including fostering kittens.

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23 October 2020

Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC Research Associate) recently co-hosted an event to discuss the Latin American Green New Deal and the economic response to the impending climate crisis. Read more in Penn Today.

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23 October 2020

Matthew McHugh (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the nation’s highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Read more about this appointment in Penn Today.

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23 October 2020

Allison K. Hoffman (PARC Research Associate), Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate), and Norma B. More »

23 October 2020

Michel Guillot (PSC Research Associate) co-authored a study published in Nature Medicine that explored the death rates in industrialized countries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More »

22 October 2020

Herbert L. Smith (PSC Research Associate) was recently featured on the Data Point podcast about family size in Israel. Listen to the full episode, "Israel 2040: Milk, Honey, and Loads of Kids," on the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel website

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19 October 2020

Hans-Peter Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) is part of a new research project, funded by National Institutes of Health, and in collaboration with the Columbia University Health Sciences and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. More »

12 October 2020

Irma T. Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate), Samuel H. More »

12 October 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Calnitsky, David and Pilar Gonalons-Pons. 2020. "The Impact of an Experimental Guaranteed Income on Crime and Violence." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-56.

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04 October 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar and David Calnitsky. 2020. "Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in the Family." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-55. 

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04 October 2020

Michel Guillot (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in a Bloomberg article about the projected pros and cons of the COVID-19 pandemic on global child mortality. 

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25 September 2020

Daniel Aldan Cohen (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today about an article published in Environmental Politics about the striking shift in climate politics in a post-Sandy New York City. 

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25 September 2020

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Young, Natalie A. E. and Emily Hannum. 2018. "Childhood Inequality in China." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #5.

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23 September 2020

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Liu, Ran, Andrea Alvarado-Urbina, and Emily Hannum. 2019. "Differences at the Extremes? Gender, National Contexts, and Math Performance in Latin America." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #4.

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23 September 2020

Iliana Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) received the National Institute on Aging R03 "Catalyst Award" grant under the RFA “Innovations to Foster Healthy Longevity in Low-Income Settings." The “Catalyst Awards” for the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Grand Challenge for Healthy Longevity are intended to “support the next breakthroughs in healthy longevity.” The development of this R03 is the result from the 2018-2019 Quartet Pilot on "More »

22 September 2020

The Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers Series is intended to allow workshop participants and alumni to share their research to a broad audience. Also, take a look at the Penn Education and Inequality Workshop website for more information. More »

14 September 2020

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Young, Natalie A. E. 2020. "Getting the Teacher’s Attention: Parent-Teacher Contact and Teachers’ Behavior in the Classroom." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #2.

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14 September 2020

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Young, Natalie A. E. 2018. "Departing from the Beaten Path: International Schools in China as Response to Discrimination and Academic Failure in the Chinese Educational System." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #1. 

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14 September 2020

Megan Reed (GGD Student) recently wrote a blog post about her research on marriage in India and how it related to a scene in the new Netflix show Indian Matchmaking.

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06 September 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Guillot, Michel, Julio Romero Prieto, Andrea Verhulst, and Patrick Gerland. 2020. "Modeling Age Patterns of Under-5 Mortality: Results From a Log-Quadratic Model Applied to High-Quality Vital Registration Data." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-54. 

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31 August 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Behrman, Julia, 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

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14 August 2020

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

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12 August 2020

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.

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12 August 2020

The Population Aging Research Center (PARC) received renewed funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)! Read the announcement from new Co-PI's Hans-Peter Kohler and Norma B. Coe.

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04 August 2020

Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was interviewed in Portuguese on the Brazilian Podcast Coronavírus: Barbárie e Crise Civilizatoria

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31 July 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Song, Xi 2020. "Multigenerational Social Mobility: A Demographic Approach." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-52.

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29 July 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Batyra, Ewa, and Luca Maria Pesando. 2020. "The Selective Impact of Changes in Age-at-Marriage Laws on Early Marriage: Policy Challenges and Implications for Women’s Higher-Education Attendance." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-51.

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27 July 2020

Revised and updated 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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27 July 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Veena, Vani Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha. 2020. "Poverty Transitions, Health, and Socio-Economic Disparities in India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-50.

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21 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

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

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 its Director for over a decade and was a champion for demographic and aging research. Read the obituary.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. More »

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

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

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

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

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

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