Wolfgang Lutz, 1983 PSC graduate, has been named a Wittgenstein Award Laureate, a prize awarded annually by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for outstanding scientific achievements in all scientific disciplines. This is the first time the award has gone to a social scientist.
Cássio M. Turra, 2004 PSC graduate, has been elected Vice-President of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP).
Claudia Valeggia received an NSF Career Award for her proposal, "Life History Transitions Among the Toba of Argentina," and is listed in the Penn Alamanac.
Richard Berk discusses his development of software that can predict criminal behavior on ABC News.
New book announcement: Hannum Emily, Hyunjoon Park, and Yuko Butler (Eds). Globalization, Changing Demographics, and Educational Challenges in East Asia (Research in Sociology of Education, Vol 17). Emerald, 2010
Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde and Jeremy Greenwood's working paper was highlighted on March 23, 2010 in the New York Times article, "What Can Economists Tell Us About Teenage Sexual Mores?"
Now available: Parrado, Emilio A. 2010. "How High is Hispanic/Mexican Fertility in the U.S.? Immigration and Tempo Considerations." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 10-04.
Now available: Madden, Janice Fanning and Matthew Ruther. 2010. "Has the NFL’s Rooney Rule Efforts “Leveled the Field” for African American Head Coach Candidates?" PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 10-05.
Now available: Smith, Herbert L. 2009. "A Double Sample to Minimize Bias Due to Non-response in a Mail Survey." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 09-05. [English version of Smith 2008.]
John MacDonald's research on public transit and weight loss has been discussed in the Telegraph on June 29, "Public transport is good for your health and your wallet, according to scientists," and on RedOrbit.com, "Public Transportation Contributes To Weight Loss, Improved Health."
Diana Mutz's research is discussed in SAS Frontiers, "How Would Lennie Briscoe Vote?"
Now available: Stevenson, Betsey. 2010. "Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC-10-03.
Linda H. Aiken's research on nurse-patient ratios is discussed in the Philadelphia Inquirer article "More Nurses, Less Death" from April 20, 2010.
Mark Pauly explains what the health-care bill means to the average citizen in the article "What the Health-Care Overhaul Would Do," in the Philadelphia Inquirer. (3/22/2010)
Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School discusses state-sponsored benefits costs that States must fill: a $1 Trillion Pension Gap, in the Miami Herald. (2/18/2010).
Now Available: Fernández-Villaverde, Jesus, Jeremy Greenwood, and Nezih Guner. 2010. "From Shame to Game in One Hundred Years: An Economic Model of the Rise in Premarital Sex and its De-Stigmatization." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 10-02.
The new Information Services Newsletter Special Issue on the NIH is now available online.
Park and Behrman's working paper "Causal Effects of Single-Sex Schools on College Attendance: Random Assignment in Korean High Schools." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 10-01, is available.