May 6, 2022 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Population Aging Research Center





Register to attend the 2022 PARC Retreat, which will bring together PARC Associates and aging researchers from across Penn. The PARC Retreat aims to foster collaborations for innovative aging research, provide networking opportunities, and encourage work that advances the PARC Research Themes:

  • Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
  • Cognition and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD)
  • Health Disparities in Aging
  • Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being
  • Global Aging and Health
  • COVID-19 and Aging

The day-long retreat will take place at Perry World House and includes a keynote speech by Rebeca Wong, a panel discussion on the future of aging research, and a series of lightning talks. PARC Associate and Penn aging researchers are encouraged to submit a brief abstract for a 5-15 minute presentation or poster by April 15, 2022. Aging related posters presented at the 2022 PAA, Academy Health, and other recent research meetings are welcome. View the agenda below. We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat!

September 12, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Education & Inequality Workshop | Location: McNeil 367 (Sociology Conference Room)

The Education and Inequality Workshop supports the development of research related to both education and social stratification at Penn.  Penn has an active, interdisciplinary, and cross-school group of faculty members and students working on related topics, with scholarship spanning areas of race, class, ethnicity, gender, qualitative and quantitative methods, and US and international contexts.

With support from the Department of Sociology and the Population Studies Center, the Education and Inequality Workshop sponsors four activities: 1) weekly works-in-progress meetings to support the development of proposals, journal submissions, and conference and job talks; 2) cluster workshops by internal or external speakers; 3) an annual mini-conference or symposium; and 4) a working paper series in which workshop participants can share working papers or preprints.

The Monday E&I Works-in-Progress (WIP) Meetings convene most weeks at 10 AM in the Sociology Conference Room (MCNB 367), unless otherwise specified on the calendar.  Penn students, postdocs, faculty, staff, alums, and guests unable to attend in person may register to receive the Monday E&I Works-in-Progress (WIP) Zoom link.

The Friday E&I Cluster Workshops (CW) convene twice a semester in the Sociology Conference Room (MCNB 367).  Those not on campus are welcome to register to receive the Friday E&I Cluster Workshops (CW) Zoom Link.

Join the Education and Inequality Workshop mailing list here.

Join the Canvas site for sharing documents here.

September 12, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The durable impacts of historical racial institutions on contemporary family policing and family separation
Frank Edwards Assistant Professor - Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice
PSC Fall 2022Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 309
September 14, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jerry A. Jacobs Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
Sociology Colloquium | Location: McNeil 150
September 16, 2022 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Yuying Tong Professor of Sociology - Chinese University of Hong Kong

The universal two-child policy since 2016 in China did not lead to a significant increase in fertility, and the new three-child policy in 2021 has also become a hard sell. Many public debates have discussed the potential influence of fertility relaxation on gender inequality, which has been seen as part of the reason for unsatisfactory outcomes in boosting fertility rate. In this talk, using data from China Family Panel Studies (CFPS), Professor Yuying Tong will discuss two empirical studies on couples's ideal number of children, child-policy shift and its outcome on gender inequality. The first study examines whether the policy relaxation influences marital satisfaction of men and women when they desire a second child, and the Difference-in-Difference model shows a gender difference of marital satisfaction. The second paper focuses on the second child realization and investigates whether husband or wife’s preference matters more on the realization of a second child. It found male-domination in second-child realization in rural China. The two studies shed light on domestic power relations in fertility decision and realization in an era after the policy relaxation and calls for policies to target the issues about how to raise fertility level without sacrificing women’s interest in China.

September 19, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Michel Guillot Professor of Sociology, Chair, Graduate Group in Demography, Associate Director for Training, Population Studies Center - University of Pennsylvania
PSC Fall 2022 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 309
September 21, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wendy Roth Associate Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
Penn Sociology Colloquium | Location: McNeil 150
September 22, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Regina Baker Assistant Professor of Sociology
September 23, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Austin Lee Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology
September 26, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Alexander Adames Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology
September 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Motherhood Penalties in Latin America: Pondering the Role of Labor Informality
Aida Villanueva Montalvo Assistant Professor - University of Massachusetts Amherst
PSC Fall 2022 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 309
October 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Marcus Wright Ed.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Education
October 3, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New PARC-LDI Initiative: Gear UP (PARC Aging Chats)
Norma Coe Associate Professor - University of Pennsylvania, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine
PSC Fall 2022 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 309