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Karen Lasater (PARC Research Associate) was featured in Marketplace discussing the symptoms and causes of a shortage of well-funded positions for nurses including nurse-patient staffing ratios and high-paying traveling positions.

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07 September 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Abufhele, Alejandra, Andrés Castro Torres, and Luca Maria Pesando. 2021. "Parental Educational Similarity and Infant Health in Chile: Evidence from Administrative Records, 1990-2015." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-75.

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01 September 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Pesando, Luca Maria 2021. "Safer if Connected? Mobile Technology and Intimate Partner Violence." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-74. 

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30 August 2021

Linda Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in CBS News about nursing burnout. “The problem is that we don’t have enough funded, permanent, full-time positions for nurses in the settings where they’re needed, namely hospitals, nursing homes and schools,” Aiken said.

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30 August 2021

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and co-author, Julia Raifman, wrote an Op-ed for The Hill calling for policy makers and leaders to take action in protective measures and preventive policies to avoid child hospitalizations. More »

19 August 2021

Iliana Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) is the newly-elected representative for Research Faculty on University Council for the 2021-2023 term.
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19 August 2021

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was interviewed for the Knowledge@Wharton podcast about the potential for the federal government to "green" its pension plan.

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16 August 2021

Linda H. Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) wrote an Op-ed for The New York Times about the need for better nursing support including improved working conditions and nurse staffing policies. More »

12 August 2021

Hyunjoon Park's (PSC/PARC Research Associate) Demographic Research paper, "Diverging Gaps in Childcare Time by Parental Education in South Korea," was selected by the editorial board as one of the best papers in Volume 44 and will be included in the More »

06 August 2021

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was awarded the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Aging and the Life Course Outstanding Publication Award for “Criminal Justice Contacts and Psychophysiological Functioning in Early Adulthood: Health Inequality in the Carceral State,” published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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06 August 2021

Raghav Gaiha (PSC/PARC Research Affiliate) co-authored an Op-ed in Economic Times about the association between economic deprivation and fertility among Muslim women in India.

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04 August 2021

PARC Research Associates Molly CandonGuy David and co-authors authored a new paper in Medical Care Research and Review, "The Role of Schedule Volatility in Home Health Nursing Turnover." This study uses novel data from one of the largest home health care organizations in the United States, providing the fir More »

02 August 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar 2021. "Paid Family Leave and the Gender Division of Paid and Unpaid Work.University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-73.

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27 July 2021

Rachel Werner (PARC Research Associate) and co-author Paula Chatterjee wrote an article published in JAMA Network Open entitled, "Gender Disparity in Citations in High-Impact Journal Articles." Werner and Chatterjee beg the question: Are academic articles written by men and women in high-impact medical journals cited differently? More »

26 July 2021

Pilar Gonalon-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer about the child tax credit under the American Rescue Plan and accessiblity issues for low-income families.

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21 July 2021

Irma Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in an NBC News article discussing causes in the decline in life expectancy in the US. The particular impact the pandemic had on Hispanic and Black Americans "reflects the inequalities that were present before the pandemic that have to do with unequal access to health care and racial and ethnic disparities More »

21 July 2021

Samuel Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer about the drop in life expectancy in the United States and excess deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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21 July 2021

Allison Hoffman (PARC Research Associate) wrote an Op-ed for The Regulatory Review about California v. Texas, a case dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court which in turn upheld the Affordable Care Act.

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20 July 2021

Jason Karlawish (PARC Research Associate) was featured in The New York Times and Vox about a new Alzheimer's Disease drug and questions surrounding its benefits and risks.

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19 July 2021

Julia Lynch (PARC) co-authored a new book, The Unequal Pandemic: COVID-19 and Health Inequalities, which examines the effects of government action and politics on health inequalities. The book shows how the COVID-19 pandemic is a syndemic of disease and inequality. More »

15 July 2021

Hans-Peter Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was interviewed on the KYW News Radio In Depth podcast about the consequences of declining birth rates in the United States.

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08 July 2021

Kevin Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in Penn Today and Penn Medicine News about the behavioral economics behind vaccine lotteries. "Monetary incentives have universal appeal, and for that More »

02 July 2021

PARC Associates, Julia LynchRachel Werner, and PSC Associate, Sharon Wolf, were featured in Penn Today discussing the unequal effects exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic issues which contribute to these inequalities, an More »

29 June 2021

Matthew McHugh (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was elected to become a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Read more in the Penn Nursing announcement.

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23 June 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Liu, Xiaoying, Huazhang Miao, Jere Behrman, Emily Hannum, Zhijiang Liang, and Qingguo Zhao. 2021. "The Asian Games, Air Pollution and Birth Outcomes in South China: An Instrumental Variable Approach." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-72. 

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22 June 2021

Allison Hoffman (PARC Research Associate), Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, was featured in Penn Today discussing the recent US Supreme Court decision which keeps the Affordable Care Act intact.

 

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21 June 2021

Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) received the Milbank Quarterly Early Career Award in Population Health. Read more in the Penn Medicine announcement.

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15 June 2021

Sarah Tishkoff (PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today alongside other researchers in a commentary on race, ethnicity, genetic ancestry, and environmental factors and their contribution to health disparities.

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10 June 2021

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Morgan Hoke's (PSC Research Associate) recent Social Science & Medicine paper eviction and heath was featured in an LDI Health Policy$ense blog post entitled "More »

07 June 2021

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was interviewed in Penn Today about the potential effects of the expanded child tax credits as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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03 June 2021

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor about how the pandemic has forced boomers to rethink retirement plans.

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01 June 2021

Irma Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate), Samuel Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate), and Neil Mehta (GGD alumni) were featured in a recent issue of Today's Research on Aging published by the Population Reference Bureau.

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28 May 2021

Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Penn Medicine News article about new research that found adding gamification with either competition or support increased physical activity for patients with Type 2 diabetes.

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24 May 2021

Nancy Hodgson (PARC Research Associate) is a Catalyst awardee for her new project entitled, "Sense4Safety-Supporting Socially Vulnerable Older Adults."

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18 May 2021

Joseph Kable (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today about his new research that examines the roles of neuronetworks in the brain in moments of imagination.

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17 May 2021

Matthew McHugh (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today about new research on minimum hospital nurse-to-patient ratio policies.

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17 May 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Vani, Veena Kulkarni, Katsushi Imai, and Raghav Gaiha. 2021. "Changes in Subjective versus Objective Well-Being in India." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-71.

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12 May 2021

Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in Penn Today discussing the role of politics and public health in India's COVID-19 crisis.

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11 May 2021

Rachel Werner (PARC Research Associate) and Norma Coe (PSC/PARC Research Associate) authored a new paper entitled, "Nursing Home Staffing Levels Did Not Change Significantly During COVID-19," published in Health Affairs. The study examines nurse staffing levels, workload, and self-reported More »

04 May 2021

Samuel Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Yana Vierboom (GGD alumni) wrote an Op-ed published in The Guardian entitled, "Why Do Americans Die Earlier than Europeans?"

 

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04 May 2021

Hans-Peter Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was interviewed on Smart Talk (WTIF), a regional radio program, about the relationship between population growth, fertility rates, and economic impacts. Tune in at 31:20 to listen to the discussion.

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04 May 2021

Kevin Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a West Virginia Public Broadcasting article on West Virginia's monetary incentives to increase COVID-19 vaccinations. “If it's the proverbial check is in the mail, that's going to be much less effective than if people get the savings bond right when they g More »

03 May 2021

Early-Life Human Capital Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project on Human Capital Development in Africa

Co-PIs: Jere R. Behrman and Claudia Vazquez

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30 April 2021

Damon Centola (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for his research on network dynamics and their applicability to NBA scouting. Centola discussed the value in untapped knowledge and seeking out influential individuals in networks. More »

22 April 2021

Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC Research Associate) and Alison Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a New York Times piece about gendered motivations for getting vaccinated. More »

22 April 2021

Norma Coe (PARC Research Associate) and Rachel Werner (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-authored an Op-ed published in Newsweek. More »

20 April 2021

Adriana Perez (PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Telemundo segment about the effects of Alzheimer's Disease on the Hispanic community. More »

20 April 2021

Samuel Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Yana Vierboom (GGD alumnus) were featured in Penn Today for their publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More »

20 April 2021

New Penn Education and Inequality Working Paper: Shen, Wensong, and Emily Hannum. 2020. "Effect Pathways of Informal Family Separation on Children’s Outcomes: Paternal Labor Migration and Long-term Educational Attainment of Left-Behind Children in Rural China." Penn Education and Inequality Working Papers, #8.

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19 April 2021

Frank Furstenberg (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in The Atlantic about financial and emotional stressors on modern parents. The article entitled, "Parents Are Sacrificing Their Social Lives on the Altar of Intensive Parenting," discusses the anxiety parents can experience when balancing careers, social lives, and parenting.

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18 April 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kulkarni, Vani S, and Raghav Gaiha. 2021. "The Role of Public Trust in People's Subjective Well-Being." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-70.

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16 April 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Fang, Hanming, Ziteng Lei, Liguo Lin, and Peng Zhang. 2021. "Family Companionship and Elderly Suicide: Evidence from the Chinese Lunar New Year." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-69.

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13 April 2021

Olivia Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in Penn Today and Knowledge@Wharton about the growing number of older Americans in debt. “This is a very different world in terms of debt than our parents and grandparents lived in,” says Ol More »

13 April 2021

New research by Olivia Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate), in Penn Today, examines the financial well-being among Black and Hispanic women.

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06 April 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Musick, Kelly, Pilar Gonalons-Pons, and Christine Schwartz. 2021. "Change and Variation in Couples' Earnings Equality Following Parenthood." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-68.

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01 April 2021

Karen Lasater (PARC Research Associate) wrote an Op-Ed in the Albany Times Union about nurse staff conditions before and throughout the pandemic and the need for better patient-to-nurse ratios.

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28 March 2021

Adriana Perez (PARC Research Associate) was featured in a PBS show Fast Forward, which aims to educate young people on the non-obvious aspects of aging. Read more on the Penn LDI website.

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25 March 2021

Rachel Werner (PARC Research Associate) participated in a Penn LDI Seminar that focused on the clinical logistics of addressing social determinants of health. Watch the seminar and read more here.

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20 March 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kämpfen, Fabrice, Fatima Zahra, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Rachel Kidman. 2021. "The Effects of Negative Economic Shocks at Birth on Adolescents’ Cognitive Health and Educational Attainment in Malawi." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-67.

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19 March 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kohler, Iliana, Fabrice Kämpfen, Alberto Ciancio, James Mwera, Victor Mwapasa, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2021. "Curtailing COVID-19 on a Dollar-a-Day in Malawi: Implications for the Ongoing Pandemic." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-66.

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15 March 2021

Irma Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Regina Baker (PSC Research Associate) are credited with research support in a recent episode of the TradeOffs podcast. More »

11 March 2021

Irma Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Samuel Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate) were featured in Penn Today about the new National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine report on More »

11 March 2021

Karen Lasater (PARC Research Associate) was quoted in Nursing Times. Lasater said, "Results show that improving nurse staffing could substantially reduce deaths and save money that could go to funding improved staffing."

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10 March 2021

Jere Behrman (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Linda Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) were featured in a list of the top 100 Researchers with h-indexes that exceed 100, according to their Google Scholar Profiles. Behrma More »

08 March 2021

Rachel Werner (PARC Research Associate) interviewed OptumHealth CEO, Wyatt Decker, about the latest pandemic-driven changes in health care and his prognosis of how the post-COVID landscape of payment systems and delivery innovations will look. Read more in Penn LDI news.

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08 March 2021

Guy David (PARC Research Associate) co-authored a new post for the LDI Health Policy$ense blog about their research on emergency department visits during the pandemic and how similar their results are to CDC.

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04 March 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Greenwood, Jeremy, Nezih Guner, and Ricardo Marto. 2021. "The Great Transition: Kuznets Facts for Family-Economists." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-65.

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03 March 2021

Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Morgan Hoke (PSC Research Associate) co-authored new research, published in Social Science & Medicine, that links eviction to a greater risk for depression. More »

03 March 2021

Linda Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a WHYY article discussing the outcomes of understaffing in hospitals.

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02 March 2021

Matt McHugh (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Linda Aiken (PSC/PARC Research Associate) were featured in Deseret News about the complexities of nurse staffing.

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28 February 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Hoke, Morgan and Courtney Boen. 2021. "The Health Impacts of Eviction: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-64.

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26 February 2021

Olivia Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was interviewed in a recent episode of the Knowledge@Wharton podcast about why early 401k withdrawls are a bad idea. More »

23 February 2021

Atheendar Venkataramani (PSC/PARC Research Associate) moderated the first LDI Health Equity virtual seminar of 2021. The virtual seminar dives into the interconnections of voting, structural racism, and health inequities. More »

20 February 2021

Adriana Perez (PARC Research Associate) was awarded her first R01, alongside team members Nancy Hodgson (PARC Research Associate), Norma Coe (PARC Co-Director), for a new research project entitled, More »

20 February 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Hervé, Justine, Subha Mani, Jere Behrman, Arindam Nandi, Anjana Sankhil Lamkang, and Ramanan Laxminarayan. 2021. "Gender Gaps in Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills: Roles of SES and Gender Attitudes." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-63.

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19 February 2021

Jason Karlawish (PARC Research Associate) was interviewed on a recent episode of the Innovative Podcast to discuss his new book, More »

18 February 2021

Research by Wendy Roth (PSC Research Associate) was cited in a New York Times Op-ed entitled, "America’s Brutal Racial History Is Written All Over Our Genes." The article discusses the relationship between genetic testing services, identity, and perceptions of race in the US.

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16 February 2021

Norma B. Coe (PARC Co-Director) wrote an op-ed in The Hill discussing the need for comprehensive long-term care in the US, as an estimated 18.5 million Americans will be over the age of 85 in 2050. Coe examines the financial costs of planning for this demographic challenge and why care workers need to be supported.

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11 February 2021

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (PARC Research Associate) is cited as the First Black female president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Becker's Hospital Review's "31 Black Medical Pioneers to Know."

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11 February 2021

Sarah Tishkoff's (PARC Research Associate) recent paper in Genome Biology and a paper in the journal Cell are cited in an article in Science, "Africans Begin to Take More »

11 February 2021

A new LDI/PARC Research Brief on a recent study by Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler looking at the health effects of blood pressure screenings for adults in rural Malawi. The PARC team found that adults with elevated blood pressure who were referred to a health care provider were 22 percentage points less likely to have hypertension four years later. More »

04 February 2021

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (PARC Research Associate) participated on a panel of Penn experts discussing systemic racism and its impact on health and wellness. Panelists included Benoit Dubé, Ezekiel Emanuel, Jennifer Prah Ruger, and Eugenia South. More »

04 February 2021

Iliana Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) received the National Academy of Medicine Catalyst Grant Award. More »

04 February 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Georgiadis, Andreas, Liza Benny, Paul Dornan, and Jere Behrman. 2021. "Maternal Undernutrition in Adolescence and Child Human Capital Formation over the Life-Course: Evidence from an International Cohort Study." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-62.

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03 February 2021

Olivia S. Mitchell (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today about getting financially fit in 2021. Mitchell gives five financial resolutions for people who aim to save and eliminate debt in 2021.

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22 January 2021

Scott Halpern (PARC Research Associate) was named a Hastings Center Fellow. The 50-year-old Hastings Center is a bioethics research institute that has played a leading role in establishing the field of bioethics and informing public policy decisions related to health care, science and environmental issues.

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15 January 2021

Iliana Kohler (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a video produced by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global for Development about treating the causes of depression in Malawi. Watch the full video: "How Does Mental Wellbeing Connect to Physical Health in Sub-Saharan Africa?"

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06 January 2021

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Liu, Xiaoying, Jere Behrman, Emily Hannum, Fan Wang, and Qingguo Zhao. 2021. "Same Environment, Stratified Impacts? Air Pollution, Extreme Temperatures, and Birth Weight in Southeast China." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-60.

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06 January 2021