Wolfgang Lutz, 1983 PSC graduate, has been named a Wittgenstein Award Laureate, a prize awarded annually by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for outstanding scientific achievements in all scientific disciplines. This is the first time the award has gone to a social scientist.
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School were cited in the Financial Times for their new working paper highlighting life satisfaction.
Cássio M. Turra, 2004 PSC graduate, has been elected Vice-President of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP).
Matt Ruther has been awarded a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship for his project, "Immigrant Concentration and Homicide Mortality: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of the Effects of Ethnic Enclaves."
Linda Aiken has been awarded the Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein Award for "significant contributions to healthcare across borders and a demonstrated dedication to nursing." She was also recently on WHYY taking about nurse shortages.
Eduardo Fernandez-Duque's research paper in PLoS One on nocturnal primates has recently been discussed in the Penn News
Samuel H. Preston and Jessica Ho's NBER working paper No. 15213 and a recent book chapter by Preston, Glei and Wilmoth on smoking have been cited in an article in the journal Significance entitled, "Fundamental health care system reform for the United States"
Richard Berk discusses his development of software that can predict criminal behavior on ABC News.
New book announcement: Hannum Emily, Hyunjoon Park, and Yuko Butler (Eds). Globalization, Changing Demographics, and Educational Challenges in East Asia (Research in Sociology of Education, Vol 17). Emerald, 2010
Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde and Jeremy Greenwood's working paper was highlighted on March 23, 2010 in the New York Times article, "What Can Economists Tell Us About Teenage Sexual Mores?"
Now available: Parrado, Emilio A. 2010. "How High is Hispanic/Mexican Fertility in the U.S.? Immigration and Tempo Considerations." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 10-04.
Now available: Madden, Janice Fanning and Matthew Ruther. 2010. "Has the NFL’s Rooney Rule Efforts “Leveled the Field” for African American Head Coach Candidates?" PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 10-05.
Now available: Smith, Herbert L. 2009. "A Double Sample to Minimize Bias Due to Non-response in a Mail Survey." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 09-05. [English version of Smith 2008.]
Emilio Parrado was profiled in the Spring 2010 issue of Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine in, "Life Out of Context."
Hans-Peter Kohler and Sam Preston are both cited in "The Only Child: Debunking the Myths" in TIME on July 8, 2010.
Olivia Mitchell discussed the question, "Should Social Security set a higher age qualification to receive benefits?" on Wisconsin Public Radio. Listen to the interview here.
Hans-Peter Kohler's research on happiness and parenting was mentioned in the New York Magazine article, "All Joy and No Fun: Why parents hate parenting," on July 4, 2010.
Rachel Margolis and Mikko Myrskylä's paper, "A Global Perspective on Happiness and Fertility," was referenced on July 6, 2010 in the Washington Post blog entry "Parental happiness and the welfare state."
John MacDonald's research on public transit and weight loss has been discussed in the Telegraph on June 29, "Public transport is good for your health and your wallet, according to scientists," and on RedOrbit.com, "Public Transportation Contributes To Weight Loss, Improved Health."
Linda Aiken's research is discussed in the New York Times article, "Is There a Nurse in the House?" on June 18, 2010.
Diana Mutz's research is discussed in SAS Frontiers, "How Would Lennie Briscoe Vote?"
Frank Furstenberg is quoted in the New York Times article, "Long Road to Adulthood Is Growing Even Longer," on June 11, 2010.
Now available: Stevenson, Betsey. 2010. "Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC-10-03.
John MacDonald's research has been discussed in the Economist on April 8, 2010 "The mean streets of Guildford."
Janice Madden is cited for her expertise in gender behavior at financial firms in the Chicago Tribune on April 7th, "Should Women Run Wall Street?."
Linda H. Aiken's research on nurse-patient ratios is discussed in the Philadelphia Inquirer article "More Nurses, Less Death" from April 20, 2010.
Matt Ruther won a PAA Poster Prize for his poster: The Fertility Response to September 11th: Evidence from the Five Boroughs.
Emily Hannum's research on ethnic stratification in China has appeared as a chapter in a report on indigenous populations and poverty edited by Gillette Hall and Harry Patrinos at the World Bank. (4/26/2010)
Jessica Ho has been awarded a 2010 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Mark Pauly explains what the health-care bill means to the average citizen in the article "What the Health-Care Overhaul Would Do," in the Philadelphia Inquirer. (3/22/2010)
Olivia Mitchell discusses public-sector pensions in "For CalSTRS, an Investment Bet That Failed," Los Angeles Times (3/16).
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School are cited for their research on women’s happiness in The Baltimore Sun (2/25/2010) and in the New York Times (2/12/2010).
Betsey Stevenson of Wharton School says women’s participation in sports leads to improved well being KYW (2/23/2010) and is also cited in the (2/15/2010) New York Times.
Loretta Jemmott's research in abstinence-only education has been mentioned in the Washington Post and on NPR.
Tukufu Zuberi has been awarded the Oliver Cromwell Cox Prize for his book White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology, see the Penn Almanac.
Betsey Stevenson discusses a potential link between student athletics and future career success in the Wall Street Journal.
Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School discusses state-sponsored benefits costs that States must fill: a $1 Trillion Pension Gap, in the Miami Herald. (2/18/2010).
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers are cited in Slate for their research on women’s happiness.
Mark Pauly is cited in Forbes for his health-care-reform research.
Now Available: Fernández-Villaverde, Jesus, Jeremy Greenwood, and Nezih Guner. 2010. "From Shame to Game in One Hundred Years: An Economic Model of the Rise in Premarital Sex and its De-Stigmatization." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 10-02.
The new Information Services Newsletter Special Issue on the NIH is now available online.
Albert Saiz and Joseph Gyourko discuss housing market factors in the New York Times.
Park and Behrman's working paper "Causal Effects of Single-Sex Schools on College Attendance: Random Assignment in Korean High Schools." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 10-01, is available.