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 A paper co-authored by Olivia S. Mitchell on how the SECURE Act will affect how retirees will save their money has been quoted in an article for The Philadelphia Inquirer

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31 December 2019

Olivia S. Mitchell spoke with David Brancaccio of the Marketplace Morning Report about how the effects of the new SECURE bill on retirement planning.

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20 December 2019

Jason Karlawish did a formal study to gauge patients’ responses to learning that they had elevated levels of amyloid in their brain, i.e. he studied their response to the results of the Alzheimer's tests. Read more here

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20 December 2019

Borrowing against your retirement savings can be tempting but counterproductive in a recession, says Nick Strain at MarketWatch, citing “Borrowing from the Future: 401(k) Plan Loans and Loan Defaults,” the Pension Research Council study by Timothy Jun More »

19 December 2019

Congress finally passed the long-awaited SECURE Act: deferred lifetime income annuities can now be included in 401(k) plans to enhance improve retirement security, explains Prof.Olivia S. Mitchell of  Wharton in a recent article by Elizabeth O’Brien at Money.

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19 December 2019

 The aim of the initiative is to redesign hospital workplaces to improve the mental health and well-being of nurses and physicians and to improve patient safety. The grant will support the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research

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18 December 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Castro Torres, Andrés, Luca Maria Pesando, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Frank Furstenberg. 2019. "Family Change and Variation Through the Lens of Family Configurations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-31. 

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12 December 2019

Tukufu Zuberi talks about why it was so critical to include contemporary art pieces as a part of advancing the conversation in Penn Today.

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11 December 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Veena, Vani Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha. 2019. "Persistence of Non-Communicable Diseases, Affluence and Inequality in India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-30.

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05 December 2019

This past Monday a small group of researchers participated in a workshop about the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). This purpose of this workshop was to introduce researchers to the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). Emily Blecker, Liz Taggert, and Melissa Oney presented on how to access the HRS data, types of datasets available, data security measures, and the types of statistical analyses that can be conducted using this data. 

Photo above from left to right: Irma Elo, Audrey Cheon, Emily Blecker, Liz Taggert, Melissa Oney, Shana Stites, Morgan Peele

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04 December 2019

Xi Song (PSC) and colleagues published research that shows socioeconomic status in the U.S. is harder to change than any time in the past 50 years. Read more in Penn Today.

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04 December 2019

Samuel H. Preston (PSC/PARC) was quoted in a New York Times article about the intersections of race and increased mortality in the 21st century.

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04 December 2019

Pilar Gonalons-Pons was named a 2020-2021 RSF Visiting Scholar. She will be spending next year at the Russell Sage Foundation  in NYC.

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04 December 2019

Olivia S. Mitchell gave the keynote speech at the 2nd CEAR-RSI Household Finance Workshop in Montreal, on ‘Making Your Money Last a Lifetime’ (read more about the workshop here).

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19 November 2019

Tufuku Zuberi mentioned in Whyy, ABC, BizJournals and PhillyMag article on how the Penn muse More »

15 November 2019

Professor Irma Elo and Demography PhD student Sneha Mani attended the First Annual Academy of the new doctoral program IMPRS-PHDS at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany in early November. More »

14 November 2019

2019 Ketchum Prize recipient Olivia S. Mitchell of Wharton discusses challenges for retirement planning including longevity risk, financial literacy, and social security on a new FINRA podcast. Listen to “The Evolving World of Retirement Security” here.

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29 October 2019

Millennials should save 40% of paychecks to retire at 65, says Olivia S. Mitchell of Wharton, but only 1 in 5 save more than 15%. Read more here.

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28 October 2019

“Work longer, save more, and expect less!” Facing lower expected returns, Millennials must save more of their paychecks for retirement than did their parents and grandparents, states Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell to ConsumerAffairs. Read here.

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28 October 2019

To retire at age 65, Millennials must save nearly half their paychecks. Even if that’s impossible, there are still steps you can take to improve your retirement security, Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell explains to Megan Leonhardt of CNBC Make It. Read it here.

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23 October 2019

Jordan Weiss received an award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) for his work examining recent trends in dementia and its risk factors. The Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Student Research Award is an award which honors outstanding students for exceptional research during their training. Students must have completed a research project in areas of gerontology, aging and chronic illness and disability in adults, long-term care, or geriatrics. More »

21 October 2019

Irma Elo received grant funding as part of the 2019 Making a Difference in Diverse Communities. Read more on the Penn Arts & Sciences website

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17 October 2019

Wharton's Olivia S. Mitchell and Marshall Meyer discuss GE's move to freeze pensions. Listen here

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10 October 2019

Fewer companies offer defined benefit pension plans today than in the early 1980s, so GE’s announced pension buyout is part of a larger trend, says Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell. For more information, visit here

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07 October 2019

Daniel Aldana Cohen recently wrote an article published in The Guardian about a climate plan and the housing crisis.

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04 October 2019

Olivia S. Mitchell is the 2019 recipient of The Ketchum Prize. The Ketchum Prize—honoring Richard G. Ketchum, the former chairman and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a distinguished leader in the field of securities regulation—recognizes outstanding service and research to advance investor protection and financial capability in the U.S. More »

04 October 2019

Aashish Gupta, GGD student, was recently selected to be included in the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Systems Fellows Program first cohort. The fellowship program supports early-career and mid-career professionals via a mentored research fellowship with the IUSSP CRVS Panel. Congratulations Aashish!

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03 October 2019

Jere R. Behrman was recently awarded funding from NIH for his project "Foundational Cognitive Skills in Developing Countries: Early-Life Nutritional, Climatic and Policy Determinants and Impacts on Adolescent Education, Socio-emotional Competencies and Risky Behaviors.” 

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03 October 2019

Alison Buttenheim was recently quoted in an article in the New York Times. Read "How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States.

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26 September 2019

new article published on ForeignPolicy.com discusses policy issues surrounding open defication, a research project Aashish Gupta, GGD student, has been involved in.

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19 September 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Veena, Vani S Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha. 2019. "Employment, Aging and Disease in India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-29.

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17 September 2019

Alison Buttenheim, PSC & PARC Research Associate, was recently named Director of Engagement at the Leonard Davis Institute. This new position will focus on the connection of senior and associate fellows to research resources. Read more in LDI News.

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10 September 2019

A new article co-authored by Harsha Thirumurthy, PARC Research Associate, was recently published in JAMA Network Open. Read more about "Effect of Prices, Distribution Strategies, and Marketing on Demand for HIV Self-testing in Zimbabwe: A Randomized Clinical Trial" on the L More »

10 September 2019

Collin Payne, GGD alumn, and Michel Guillot, PSC & PARC Research Associate, recently introduced a new way of measuring life expectancy accounting for the historical mortality conditions that today's older generations lived through. More »

05 September 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Greenwood, Jeremy, Nezih Guner, and Karen Kopecky. 2019. "The Wife's Protector: A Quantitative Theory Linking Contraceptive Technology with the Decline in MarriageUniversity of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-28. 

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03 September 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Vani, Veena Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha. 2019. "Trust in Hospitals-Evidence from India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-27.

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27 August 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Huang, Zhiyong, and Fabrice Kämpfen. 2019. "Assessing (and Addressing) Reporting Heterogeneity in Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) with an Application to Gender Difference in Quality of Life." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-26.

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13 August 2019

Irma T. Elo and Jere R. Behrman recently met with Chilean government officials who fund the Chilean Social Protection Survey to discuss the implementation of the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol.

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07 August 2019

Olivia S. Mitchell is a founding member and an executive board member of the newly created International Pension Research Association. Read more here.

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05 August 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Pandey, Manoj, Vani Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha. 2019. "Non-communicable Diseases and Depression: Evidence from South Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-25.

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16 July 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Amin, Vikesh, Jere Behrman, Jason Fletcher, Carlos Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2019. "Mental Health, Schooling Attainment and Polygenic Scores: Are There Significant Gene-Environment Associations?." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-24.

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26 June 2019

Akudo Ejelonu was awarded the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center’s Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship Award for 2019-2020 for her research on environmentally-induced migration and health outcome of climate migrants. She also got an honourable mention from the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in March.

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18 April 2019

Jordan Weiss was awarded a fellowship from the Alzheimer's Association to present work on explaining trends in dementia incidence at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference this summer. 

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16 April 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Joung, Andrew, Benjamin Lockwood, and Alex Rees-Jones. 2018. "A Pilot Study of Uncertainty in Income Tax Forecasts." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2018-23. 

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28 March 2019

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Furstenberg, Frank 2019. "Family Change in Global Perspective: How and Why Family Systems Change." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-22.

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28 March 2019

Daniel Aldana Cohen recently gave a two-part interview with Real News Network regarding his work on the Green New Deal. You can listen to part 1 and part 2 here. 

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22 March 2019

Can closing homeless encampments help Philadelphia’s opioid problem? More »

19 March 2019

PSC & PARC researcher, Mark V. Pauly, and co-researchers discuss what lies ahead for the Affordable Care Act in 2019 on the Knowledge@Wharton podcast.

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24 January 2019