Population Studies Center: In the News

Congressional letter features Daniel Cohen Green Stimulus plan

Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-wrote an open letter to congress that was featured in a letter signed by 60 House Representatives calling for a Green Stimulus. The letter urges for a "transformational investment that not only delivers an economic recovery and puts people back to work, but also serves as a down payment on building a smart, more sustainable future for workers and families, and our planet."

--July 2, 2020

Heather Schofield featured in Knowledeg@Wharton

Heather Schofield (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Knowledge@Wharton article about how the COVID-19 lockdown is affecting India’s households. The study she co-authored, “How Are Indian Households Coping Under the Covid-19 Lockdown? 8 Key Findings,” is also featured in Penn Today.

--July 2, 2020


New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Amin, Vikesh, Jere Behrman, Jason Fletcher, Carlos Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2020. "Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-49.

--June 29, 2020

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Atheendar Venkataramani – PSC & PARC Research Associate

The Spotlight Series has now expanded to audio! Each Spotlight shows the breadth and scope of research interests and expertise at the Population Studies Center and the Population Aging Research Center at Penn. In the coming year we’ll be posting Spotlights about new researchers, global projects and more. Today’s Spotlight features Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition


Request for Proposals:  2020-2021 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due: March 18, 2020| 5 pm

 The Annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Click here to read about former and currently funded projects