PSC and PARC Researchers Linda H. Aiken, Herb L. Smith, Jere R. Behrman, David Bravo and Matthew D. McHugh and co-authors published an article in The Lancet Global Health entitled, "Hospital Nurse Staffing and Patient Outcomes in Chile: A Multilevel Cross-sectional Study." The study showed that establishing safe nurse staffing standards in hospitals in Chile could save lives, prevent readmissions, shorten hospital stays, and reduce costs. Read more in the Penn Nursing press release and Penn Today.
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.
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.
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 1982