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Aashish Gupta and co-authors receive Dorothy Swaine Thomas Award at PAA 2021

Aashish Gupta, Ph.D. Candidate in the Graduate Group of Demography (GGD), and co-authors, Sangita Vyas and Payal Hathi, received the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Award for their paper, "Social Disadvantage, Economic Status, and Life Expectancy in Nine Indian States," at this year's PAA annual meeting. The Dorothy Swaine Thomas award is presented annually for the best graduate student paper on the interrelationships among social, economic and demographic variables. Watch the recording of the the Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony [time stamp: 4:37]. Congratulations!

--May 13, 2021


New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Vani, Veena Kulkarni, Katsushi Imai, and Raghav Gaiha. 2021. "Changes in Subjective versus Objective Well-Being in India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-71.

--May 12, 2021

Samuel Preston and Yana Vierboom wrote an Op-ed in The Guardian

Samuel Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Yana Vierboom (GGD alumni) wrote an Op-ed published in The Guardian entitled, "Why Do Americans Die Earlier than Europeans?" Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

--May 4, 2021

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Regina Baker – Research Associate

This past semester Nykia and Shannon had the pleasure of sitting down with Regina Baker, PSC Research Associate and Assistant Professor of Sociology.

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.

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