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GGD Students selected for the International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS) Program

Congratulations to Anneliese Luck, Eugenio Paglino, Michael Lachanski, and Yasmin Mertehikian for being admitted into the International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS) program from November 2021 through October 2024. The IMPRS-PHDS is a unique three-year doctoral program that merges demography, epidemiology and data science. The PHDS school equips doctoral students not only with advanced knowledge of the theory and methods of demography and epidemiology (broadly defined as ‘population health’), but also with strong technical skills in statistics, mathematical modeling, and computational and data management methods (broadly referred to as ‘data science’). They join Sneha Mani (Cohort 2019) and Zohra Ansari-Thomas (Cohort 2020). Penn is one of ten affiliated institutions.

--September 10, 2021

Ewa Batyra, former Postdoc, joins Centre for Demgraphic Studies (CED)

Congratulations to Ewa Batyra, former PSC Postdoc, for joining the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) in Barcelona, Spain. Batyra will be working with Diederik Boertien on the Sexual Minorities and Inequality of Opportunity (MINEQ) project.

--September 10, 2021


New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Abufhele, Alejandra, Andrés Castro Torres, and Luca Maria Pesando. 2021. "Parental Educational Similarity and Infant Health in Chile: Evidence from Administrative Records, 1990-2015." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-75.

--September 1, 2021


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: 2021-2022 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due on Monday, March 22, 2021

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 download the application materials and to read the RFP Guidelines.

Click here to read about former and currently funded projects