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.
Daniel Aldana Cohen recently gave a two-part interview with Real News Network regarding his work on the Green New Deal. You can listen to part 1 and part 2 here.
Can closing homeless encampments help Philadelphia’s opioid problem? A report authored by Dennis Culhane and co-authors and an article in Penn Today shows that shuttering two camps led to many new addiction-treatment slots and some successful placements in permanent or temporary housing. Many challenges remain, however, including a shortage of housing options.
PSC & PARC researcher, Mark V. Pauly, and co-researchers discuss what lies ahead for the Affordable Care Act in 2019 on the Knowledge@Wharton podcast.
Emmanuel Francis Souza has been awarded a Judith Rodin Fellowship for the 2018-19 year. This award is to support the work of distinguished Ph.D. students in the social sciences. Congratulations!
In the 2018 Spring Semester Nykia and Shannon sat down with Daniel Aldana Cohen to discuss his research, climate communities at Penn, and the importance of intersectional analysis when it comes to climate change. Special thanks to Anita Lai for her assistance with transcription!
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.