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Freund, Richard, Marta Favara, Catherine Porter, and Jere Behrman. 2022. "Social Protection and Foundational Cognitive Skills During Adolescence: Evidence from a Large Public Works Programme." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-99.

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19 September 2022

Scott, Douglas, jennifer Lopez, Alan Sánchez, and Jere Behrman. 2022. "The Impact of the JUNTOS Conditional Cash Transfer Programme on Foundational Cognitive Skills: Does Age of Enrollment Matter?." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-98.

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06 September 2022

Reed, Megan, Linda Li, Luca Maria Pesando, Lauren Harris, Frank Furstenberg, and Julien Teitler. 2022. "Communication with Kin in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-97.

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04 August 2022

Kohler, Iliana, Cung Hoang, Vikesh Amin, Jere Behrman, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Resilience, Accelerated Aging and Persistently Poor Health: Diverse Trajectories of Health among the Global Poor." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-96.

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02 August 2022

Allison Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in WHYY about Philadelphia parents trying to get COVID-19 vaccine appointments for their young kids. The vaccines are not easy to access, and some parents "felt like they were, again, on their own, kind of a repeat of early 2021 when we were all trying to get our parents and grandparents vaccine appointments."

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04 July 2022

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Assoicate) spoke on a recent episode of The Visible Voices podcast, titled "Improving Behavioral Economics and Nudging." In the episode, he discusses the basics of behavioral economics and its importance in the health care system.

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28 June 2022

Kulkarni, Vani, Veena Kulkarni, Katsushi Imai, and Raghav Gaiha. 2022. "Change in Subjective Well-Being, Affluence and Trust in State Governments in India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-94.

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16 June 2022

Preston, Samuel and Yana Vierboom.2022. "How Major Risk Factors Influence Mortality Trends in the National Health Interview Survey.University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-93.

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16 June 2022

Linda H. Aiken and Karen B. Lasater's (PSC/PARC Research Associates) recent Journal of Nursing Regulation paper entitled "Conditions of Nursing Practice in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Before COVID-19: Implications for Policy Action" was cited in Medical Xpress.

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15 June 2022

David S. Mandell (PSC Reearch Associate) was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the difference between the mental health crisis and the gun violence crisis in the U.S. In the article, he states that the country should "not expect that by addressing the mental health crisis in the United States we will address the issue of gun violence."

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14 June 2022

David S. Mandell (PC Research Associate) co-wrote an article for the Philadelphia Inquirer about mental health in gun reform conversations. The article argues that in order to prevent mass shootings in the United States, lawmakers need to pass laws for gun reform, not mental health reform.

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07 June 2022

Matthew D. McHugh and Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associates) were quoted in a Vox article titled "The way the US pays for nurses is broken." They highlighted the important behind-the-scenes work that nurses do, and how the quality of care in a hospital relates to the number of nurses employed there. 

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06 June 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar 2022. "Paid Family Leave and the Gender Division of Paid and Unpaid Work.University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-73.

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25 May 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Amin, Vikesh, Jere Behrman, Jason Fletcher, Carlos Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Does Schooling Improve Cognitive Abilities at Older Ages: Causal Evidence from Nonparametric Bounds." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-92. 

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20 May 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Grant, Monica and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Marriage Change and Fertility Decline in sub-Saharan Africa, 1991-2019." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-91.

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16 May 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Vani, Veena Kulkarni, Katsushi Imai, and Raghav Gaiha. 2022. "Change in Subjective Well-Being, Affluence and Trust in Judiciary in India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-90. 

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12 May 2022

Norma B. Coe's (PSC/PARC Research Associate) most recent paper, published in Health Services Research, was featured in a Penn LDI blog post. The paper discusses how Medicare affects end-of-life care.

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11 May 2022

We are excited to share that the National Institute on Aging has funded a brand-new undergraduate research training program, GEAR UP.  This joint venture between the Population Aging Research Center (PARC) and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Penn LDI) will build on the successful and long-standing Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program, by providing exciting mentored research experiences to undergraduates for two consecutive summers, supplemented with programming throughout the academic year. More »

09 May 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Batyra, Ewa, and Luca Maria Pesando. 2022. "'Reverse Policies?' Reducing the Legal Minimum Age at Marriage Increases Child Marriage Among the Poorest in Mali." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-89.

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03 May 2022

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about how the overturning of Roe v. Wade will affect those in poverty. "Having children puts people in this country at risk of falling into poverty due to extremely weak support of children."

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03 May 2022

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Hannum, Emily, and Fan Wang. 2022. "Fewer, Better Pathways For All? Intersectional Impacts of Rural School Consolidation in China’s Minority Regions." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #10.

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31 March 2022

New Project led by Michel Guillot (PSC/PARC Research Associate), the Global Age Patterns of Under-Five Mortality (GAPU5M)  and funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health (NICHD) aims to improve our understanding of age patterns of under-5 mortality by sharing data they've collected on this topic. 
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31 March 2022

Jason Karlawish (PARC Research Associates) was featured in the Penn Memory Center News discussing a new NIA funded project that studies the financial symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Money mismanagement such as, missed bill payments, difficulty balancing checkbooks, and large financial decisions made on a whim can be early indicators of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dem More »

26 March 2022

Nancy Hodgson (PARC Research Associate) was recently selected for induction to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Hodgson will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for her contributions to the nursing profession during the organization’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July.

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25 March 2022

Congratulations to Adriana Perez (PARC Research Associate) for her promotion to Associate Professor in the Penn School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2022.

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25 March 2022

Adriana Perez (PARC Research Associate) was featured in a video by the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) discussing the important role women have in developing health and nursing research, as well as, the importance of women and latina representation in the research sector.

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25 March 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Greenwood, Jeremy, Nezih Guner, and Karen Kopecky. 2022. "Substance Abuse During the Pandemic: Implications for Labor-Force Participation." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-88.

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24 March 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Vani, Veena Kulkarni, Katsushi Imai, and Raghav Gaiha. 2022. "Change in Subjective Well-Being, Affluence and Trust in Politicians." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-87. https://repository.upenn.edu/psc_publications/87.

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21 March 2022

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured on a recent episode of the Freakonomics MD podcast entitled, "How to Save a Stranger’s Heart," discussing his personal experience with cardiac arrest. More »

17 March 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Mertehikian, Yasmin, and Pilar Gonalons-Pons. 2022. "Work and Family Disadvantage: Mechanisms of Gender Gaps in Paid Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-86.

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16 March 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar, and Ioana Marinescu. 2022. "Care Labor Demand Shocks and Inequality: How Childcare Costs Exacerbate Inequality among American Families." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-85.

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16 March 2022

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today discussing the psychological and stress effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I don’t think anybody expected the pandemic itself to last so long, and for mitigation measures that are pretty effective to be so difficult to put into place,” says Pilar Gonalons-Pons.

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16 March 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Batyra, Ewa, Luca Maria Pesando, Andrés Castro, Frank Furstenberg, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Union Formation, Within-Couple Dynamics, and Child Well-Being in Global Comparative Perspective." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-84.

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11 March 2022

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in The Atlantic about grief and the emotional toll caused by COVID-19 in the U.S. The health disparities heightened by COVID-19 created an unequal burden on communities of color in dealing with ongoing illness and death. Image by Racamani.

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08 March 2022

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer  about the impact of ending the Child Tax Credit on children and families living in poverty. 

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03 March 2022

Nancy A. Hodgson (PARC Research Associate) was featured in a LDI Research Update that discusses recent work in The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry on social isolation and anxiety in older adults with cognitive impairment.

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01 March 2022

Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC) was featured in an LDI Research Update on the Penn Nursing Transcontinental Implementation Science Project and the challenges posed by COVID-19. More »

24 February 2022

2022-02-17 Newsletter

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17 February 2022

Emilio A. Parrado (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for his work in fostering the relationship between Penn and the Centro de Cultura Arte Trabajo y Educación. More »

16 February 2022

2022-02-11 Newsletter

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11 February 2022

Julia Lynch (PARC Research Associate) was quoted in the LA Times about politics and the public perception of states easing mask mandates.

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11 February 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Greenwood, Jeremy, Nezih Guner, and Karen Kopecky. 2022. "The Downward Spiral." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-83.

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10 February 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kohler, Iliana, Nikkil Sudharsanan, Chiwoza Bandawe, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Aging and Hypertension Among the Global Poor—Panel Data Evidence from Malawi." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-82.

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10 February 2022

Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-authored an Op-ed in STAT about Medicare as a policy vehicle to address nurse shortages in hospitals.

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08 February 2022

Molly Candon (PARC Research Associate) wrote an LDI blog post on the increase of insurance coverage in the U.S. for acupuncture to treat a variety of pain conditions. More »

01 February 2022

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Abby Alpert (PARC Research Associate) were awarded funding from the Penn LDI Small Grants Program 2022-23. More »

28 January 2022

New research by Olivia S.Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was cited in a new article on PlanSponsor and ASPPA. Read more in the announcement on the Pension Research Council website More »

25 January 2022

Abby Alpert (PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for new research published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics about the origins of the opioid epidemic. Alpert and co-authors examine the role of the 1996 introduction and marketing of OxyContin as a potential leading cause of the opioid cr More »

25 January 2022

US Senate’s new bipartisan report on financial literacy, urging seniors and people with disabilities to plan for retirement, cites research by PSC/PARC Research Associate Olivia S. Mitchell. More »

24 January 2022

2022-01-21 Bulletin

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21 January 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Hanewald, Katja, Hazel Bateman, Hanming Fang, and Tin Long Ho. 2022. "Long-Term Care Insurance Financing Using Home Equity Release: Evidence from an Online Experimental Survey." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-81.

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19 January 2022

Peter Groeneveld (PARC Research Associate) publishes new research entitled "Coverage Denials: Government And Private Insurer Policies For Medical Necessity In Medicarein the Health Affairs which was featured in a Penn LDI Blog about Health Care Access and Coverage.

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19 January 2022

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for new research published in Demographic Researchwhich finds that for young people of color, contact with the system begins early and is incredibly widespread. More »

18 January 2022

Allison K. Hoffman (PARC Research Associate) shared her expert legal opinion in Penn Today on the recent Supreme Court decision to block OSHA from requiring a vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 employees. More »

14 January 2022

A recent article in FUNDFire on US Public Pension Funds and their substantial holdings in Fossil Fuel companies quotes PSC/PARC Research Associate Olivia S. Mitchell

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14 January 2022

Abby Alpert's (PARC Research Associate) new study titled "Origins of the Opioid Criris and its Enduring Impacts" is cited in a blog post on the Penn LDI website titled "The Origins of the Opioid Epidemic". 

 

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11 January 2022

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Jere Behrman, Fabrice Kämpfen, Iliana Kohler, Jürgen Maurer, Victor Mwapasa, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2022. "Barker’s Hypothesis Among the Global Poor: Positive Long-term Cardiovascular Effects of In-utero Famine Exposure." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-80.

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10 January 2022

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a recent article in MarketWatch on whether RMD's matter.  Read the full article and announcement

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06 January 2022