Now available: Vikesh, Amin and Jere R. Behrman. 2011. "Do More-Schooled Women have Fewer Children and Delay Childbearing? Evidence from a Sample of U.S. Twins." Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 11-07.
A new resource, PubsHub, is now available through Penn Libraries. PubsHub covers more than 3,600 biomedical journals. Available information includes: journal impact factors, circulation numbers, acceptance rates, publication turnaround times, links to author guidelines, and more. If you are looking for a conference to present data, PubsHub includes information on number of attendees, upcoming dates and locations of conferences, and whether abstracts are published.
Andrew Stokes is quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer in an article about obesity in the U.S. and his AJPH paper with Samuel H. Preston is also mentioned.
The 2011 Winner of the Etienne van de Walle Prize for Best Student Graduate Paper in Demography has been awarded to Rachel Margolis for her paper entitled: "Education Differences in Healthy Behavior Changes and Adherence Among Middle-Aged Americans."
A forthcoming article, on which Jere Behrman is an author, is cited in the Executive Summary of “Child Development” Lancet series (2011).
Now available: Myrskylä, Mikko, Hans-Peter Kohler and Francesco Billari. 2011. "High Development and Fertility: Fertility at Older Reproductive Ages and Gender Equality Explain the Positive Link." Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 11-06.
Hans-Peter Kohler and Jere R. Behrman participated in the Rethink HIV project by the Copenhagen Consensus Center and the Rush Foundation that focused on identifying effective interventions in the fight against HIV/Aids across sub-Saharan Africa. Their assessment paper for the prevention of the sexual transmission of HIV was the basis of the policy recommendations in this area.
Claudia Valeggia has been named as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
Jennifer Culhane and Irma Elo's research was referenced in a recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issue Brief, "What Shapes Health-Related Behaviors? The Role of Social Factors."
Now available: Jacobs, Jerry A. 2011. “Journal Rankings in Sociology: Using the H Index with Google Scholar.” Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 11-05.
Jerry A. Jacobs and Linda Sax (UCLA) have been awarded a $525,000 NSF grant to further their reserach on the "Trends in the Determinants of Gender Segregation Across STEM Majors, 1976-2006."
Effective September 12, 2011, Chris Mustazza will be assuming the role of Director of Social Science Computing (SSC) and Student Technology. Chris can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-746-4117.
The Mexican Health and Aging Study has a new website under construction located here: http://mhasweb.org/. MHAS-II will conduct two additional follow-up surveys in 2012 (Wave 3) and 2014 (Wave 4).
The Fall 2011 PSC Information Services Newsletter is now available.
Irma Elo joined the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Population Sciences Subcommittee as a regular member on July 1, 2011.
In the 29 July 2011 issue, Science examines the opportunities and challenges created by demographic changes around the world.
Now Available: Delavande, Adeline and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2011. "HIV/AIDS-related Expectations and Risky Sexual Behavior in Malawi." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 11-04.
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, has invited Jere R. Behrman (and he has accepted) to serve as the Economics/Social Science member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) National Advisory Council for 2011-14.
Collin Payne has received a NSF GRP fellowship for his studies of social/sexual networks and health.
The Penn @ PAA 2011 list of participants and sessions from Penn is now available.