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Population Studies Center: In the News

Karen Lasater featured in Marketplace

Karen Lasater (PARC Research Associate) was featured in Marketplace discussing the symptoms and causes of a shortage of well-funded positions for nurses including nurse-patient staffing ratios and high-paying traveling positions.

--September 7, 2021


New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Abufhele, Alejandra, Andrés Castro Torres, and Luca Maria Pesando. 2021. "Parental Educational Similarity and Infant Health in Chile: Evidence from Administrative Records, 1990-2015." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-75.

--September 1, 2021

Kevin Volpp featured in Penn Today and Penn Medicine News for new research

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-authored an article in JAMA Cardiology that was featured in Penn Today and Penn Medicine News. Their research finds when people set their own exercise goals and pursue them immediately, it's more likely to result in lasting positive changes.

--September 1, 2021

Want to learn about our PhD programs?


Monica King – GGD Alumni

Monica King is a recent graduate with a PhD in Demography and Master in Statistics. She is now working at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice as director of the Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Network. When we spoke she was in the final stages of finishing her Dissertation. Below are answers to our some of our questions about her experience at Penn.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition


Request for Proposals: 2021-2022 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due on Monday, March 22, 2021

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 download the application materials and to read the RFP Guidelines.

Click here to read about former and currently funded projects