Whitney Schott


  • The 2009 Etienne Van de Walle Prize for the best graduate student paper in Demography has been awarded to Whitney Schott for her paper entitled, "Going Back Part-time: Federal Leave Legislation and Women's Return to Work." This award honors the memory of Etienne Van de Walle, a world-renowned Penn demographer who was tireless in his support of graduate training and research.

Assistant Research Professor, A.J. Autism Institute, Drexel University

Ph.D., Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
M.A., Economics, University of Maryland College Park, 2003
B.A., International Relations, Stanford University, 1997

Research Focus: Evaluation of conditional cash transfer programs in Jamaica; Study of early childhood nutrition, stunting, and cognitive outcomes; Early childhood development in Chile; Maternal employment and marital/fertility outcomes in twins data.