Samuel H. Preston and Irma T. Elo's recent study forthcoming in the journal Population and Development Review on New York City's mortality decline is discussed in the New York Times.
Kevin G. Volpp discusses his research on temptation bundling on Knowledge@Wharton in the article "Using ‘The Hunger Games’ to Encourage Healthier Choices."
Call for Submissions: Etienne van de Walle Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper in Demography: Due 20 December 2013.
Camille Z. Charles has been named a Fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice at New York University.
Irma Elo has been elected Chair of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Population.
According to Kevin Volpp employer-based wellness incentives are not as simple as just paying someone for doing the right thing.
A new collaboration between Penn Nursing and Agnes Irwin, a private girls' school, is spurred by Loretta Jemmott.
Michael Katz has been elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS).
Olivia Mitchell comments on the practice of living abroad after retirement to make the most of your savings.
Tukufu Zuberi has curated two major exhibitions on black history: “Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River” and "Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster."
Samuel Preston has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Congratulations!
New PSC Working Paper: Greenwood, Jeremy, Philipp Kircher, Cezar Santos and Michèle Tertilt. 2013. "An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 13-03.
Kevin G. Volpp's study on weight loss incentives and hihs recently published article in the Annals of Internal Medicine are highlighted in a press release in the Penn News.
New PSC Working Paper: Fedor, Theresa M., Hans-Peter Kohler, and Jere R. Behrman. 2013. "The Impact of Married Individuals Learning HIV Status in Malawi: Divorce, Number of Sexual Partners, Condom Use with Spouses." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 13-02.
The 2013 Penn @ PAA document is now available.
Kevin G. Volpp is quoted about the expanding interest in using cash as an incentive for dieters to lose weight on NPR.
A Penn research team led by Eduardo Fernandez-Duque has uncovered the benefits of monogamy among a population of owl monkeys in Argentina.
Sam Preston was interviewed on HuffPost Live about Americans dying younger than people in other developed countries.