Michael Katz is quoted in the Philadelpia Inquirer article, "Philadelphia is lagging in immigrant population."
Linda Aiken discusses patient satisfaction with nurses in an article in the New York Times, "With Doctors in Short Supply, Responsibilities for Nurses May Expand."
Mark Pauly is quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer article, "Insurer plans its own clinic in North Philadelphia."
Now accepting submissions for the 2009 Etienne Van de Walle Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper in Demography: Submissions are due on or before 1 November 2009. The prize (or prizes), including a cash award of at least $1,000, will be announced on or about 1 December 2009 and will be presented in conjunction with a presentation by the first-place winner at a meeting of the Population Studies Center colloquium, in Spring 2010.
"Advances in development reverse fertility declines," a paper by Mikko Myrskylä, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Francesco C. Billari has just been published in Nature. Also see the commentary "Demography: Babies make a comeback" by Shripad Tuljapurkar, the Editor's Summary of their research findings, and the Nature Podcast on burgeoning birth rates.
The Preston and Ho working paper, "The US Health Care System and Lagging Life Expectancy: A Case Study." PSC Working Paper Series PSC 09-01, has been discussed on the Becker-Posner blog as well as the Greg Mankiw's blog in addition to being cited in a letter to the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 361(2):202-206) on "Prostate-Cancer Screening," by Preston.
New Book Announcement: Engelhardt, Henriette, Hans-Peter Kohler, Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Eds. 2009. Causal Analysis in Population Studies Concepts, Methods, Applications. The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis, Vol. 23. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
Irma T. Elo and James Macinko's article "Black-White Differences in Avoidable Mortality in the United States, 1980-2005," published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has been cited in the media recently including by ABC News and Reuters Health.
Now available: Preston, Samuel H. and Jessica Ho. 2009. "The US Health Care System and Lagging Life Expectancy: A Case Study." PSC Working Paper Series PSC 09-01.