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New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar 2021. "Paid Family Leave and the Gender Division of Paid and Unpaid Work." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-73.

--July 27, 2021

PSC & PARC Researchers co-author article featured in Penn Nursing News

PSC and PARC Researchers Linda H. Aiken, Herb L. Smith, Jere R. Behrman, David Bravo and Matthew D. McHugh and co-authors published an article in The Lancet Global Health entitled, "Hospital Nurse Staffing and Patient Outcomes in Chile: A Multilevel Cross-sectional Study." The study showed that establishing safe nurse staffing standards in hospitals in Chile could save lives, prevent readmissions, shorten hospital stays, and reduce costs. Read more in the Penn Nursing press release.

--July 26, 2021

New Research by Rachel Werner featured in The Guardian

Rachel Werner (PARC Research Associate) and co-author Paula Chatterjee wrote an article published in JAMA Network Open entitled, "Gender Disparity in Citations in High-Impact Journal Articles." Werner and Chatterjee beg the question: Are academic articles written by men and women in high-impact medical journals cited differently? In this cross-sectional study of 5554 articles, those written by women primary or senior authors had fewer citations than those written by men primary or senior authors. Articles written by women as both primary and senior authors had approximately half the number of citations as those authored by men as both primary and senior authors. These findings suggest that gender-based differences in article citations may be a key contributor to disparities in the advancement and promotion of women in academic medicine. Werner and Chatterjee note, “We must focus on ensuring that women in academic medicine have a level playing field that equally values and promotes their successes.” Their research has since been featured in The Guardian, MedicalXpress, and on the LDI website as a Research Snapshot.

--July 26, 2021

Want to learn about our PhD programs?


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: 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