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New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Gonalons-Pons, Pilar, Christine Schwartz, and Kelly Musick. 2020. "Changes in Couples’ Earnings Following Parenthood and Trends in Family Earnings Inequality." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-42. 

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18 February 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Fabrice Kämpfen, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler. 2020. "Health Screening for Emerging Disease Burdens Among the Global Poor." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-41. 

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14 February 2020
Hyunjoon Park, and co-author James Raymo of Princeton University summarize their research on the effects of the changing marriage market in South Korea. For more information, please visit Omnia More »
13 February 2020

Congratulations to PARC Associate Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, on being named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 25 medical pioneers to celebrate this Black History Month.

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13 February 2020

PARC Associate Kevin G. Volpp co-authored a study which found that when patients were 32% more likely to continue sending health data to the research team than those using wearables. Read more here 

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07 February 2020

PARC Associate Jason Karlawish, who is the director of the Roybal Center Pilot Care presented on the history of the Alzheimer's treatment and care in a special lecture celebrating the launch. The new center - Roybal Center for Palliative Care in Dementia will be led by Scott D. Halpern. 

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06 February 2020

Revised and updated Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Amin, Vikesh, Jere Behrman, Jason Fletcher, Carlos Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2019. "Mental Health, Schooling Attainment and Polygenic Scores: Are There Significant Gene-Environment Associations?." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-24.

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05 February 2020

Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Medical Ethics and Health Policy, has been named the inaugural John M. Eisenberg Professor in Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information about this award, visit here.

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05 February 2020

PSC Associates Alison Buttenheim and Harsha Thirumurthy have received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a first-of-its-kind nudge unit focused on HIV prevention in South Africa. They will co-lead this three-year initiative with their colleagues at HE²RO. More »

05 February 2020

A recent study by Jason Karlawish and co-authors outlines current issues in participant notificiation following large-scale drug trials closure and identifies ways for all stakeholders to improve going forward. For more information, visit JAMA Neurology.

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04 February 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kämpfen, Fabrice 2020. "The Effects of Negative Economic Shocks at Birth on Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-40.

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03 February 2020

40% of older Americans dealing with debt, rising housing costs, student loans, and medical expenses, explains Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell to Chris Taylor of Reuters.

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31 January 2020

Irma T. Elo was quoted in an NBC article about a slight rise in U.S. Life Expectancy.

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30 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Adeline Delavande, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler. 2020. "Mortality Risk Information, Survival Expectations and Sexual Behaviors." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-39. 

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29 January 2020

Target date funds can pay retirement savers higher returns with lower risk, report Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus of Vanguard in their new study. More »

29 January 2020

A recent article by Ali Pattillo for Inverse features research by Wendy Roth argues that generic ancestry tests might actually be polarizing people's beliefs about race

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29 January 2020

Anuja Vaidya of Beckers Hospital Review cited research about the varying quality of end-of-life care in the different hospital units led by Scott D. Halpern and co-authors. The study was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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27 January 2020

In an artilce titled "An All-Out War on Alzheimer's at NIH" posted on CQ, comments from PARC Associate Jason Karlawish are mentioned. 

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27 January 2020

Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell served on the 2014-5 Chilean Pension Reform Commission, explains that proposed pension reforms thus far will help but not solve Chile’s old-age system problems. Read more here

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24 January 2020

 Research by Atheendar Venkataramani has been cited in a recent article posted on Los Angeles Times  about how to increase the lenght of life for the poorest among us.

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24 January 2020

An article by GoodHousekeeping features research by Linda H. Aiken in an attempt to explain the cause of nurse shortages in schools.

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24 January 2020

Another recession by end-2021 predicted by 7 of 10 economists: Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell outlines steps you can take now to shore up your retirement savings and overall finances with Dan Loney on the Wharton Business Daily podcast.

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23 January 2020

According to new, large Penn Medicine study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The research challenges a common belief that dying in the ICU is a less favorable experience than dying elsewhere in the hospital.

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23 January 2020

Congratulations to our associate Jason Karlawish (and co-authors) whose paper related to physician-assisted death attitudes among those with an Alzheimer disease biomarker was highlighted as a “Best Advance of 2019 in Cognitive Neurology/Dementia” by Neurology Today.

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23 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Anand, Paul, Jere Behrman, Hai-Anh H. Dang, and Sam Jones. 2019. "Does Sorting Matter for Learning Inequality? Evidence from East Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-38.

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21 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Behrman, Jere, Yuan Hu, and Junsen Zhang. 2020. "The Causal Effects of Parents' Schooling on Children's Schooling in Urban China." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-37. 

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21 January 2020

New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Behrman, Jere, C. Simon Fan, Xiangdong Wei, Hongliang Zhang, and Junsen Zhang. 2020. "After-School Tutoring, Household Substitution and Student Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Rural China." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-36. 

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21 January 2020

PSC Associates Alison M. Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, and Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD were featured in this collection titled “Imagining the Next Decade of Behavioral Science.” Read more about their projects here.

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21 January 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell of Wharton is mentioned in Business Insider article, the article explores the effect of increased longevity and low investment returns on retirement. 

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21 January 2020

“While we cannot prove cause and effect, this study – along with others from our group— suggests that hope for a better future may translate into better health,” Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD, said. Read more here

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21 January 2020

On this episode of WHYY's Radio Times, Lisa Walke and Norma B. Coe discuss the financial and social tradeoffs individuals and families make to afford care, whether at home, in a nursing facility or assisted living community and the push to age in place and look at caregiver and geriatrician shortages.

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16 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Chen, Yi, and Hanming Fang. 2020. "The State of Mental Health Among the Elderly Chinese." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-35.

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15 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Chen, Yi, and Hanming Fang. 2019. The Long-Term Consequences of Family Planning in Old Age: Evidence from China's "Later, Longer, Fewer" Campaign. University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-34.

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15 January 2020

"U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as Thought," according to U.S. News & World Reports coverage of Samuel H. More »

15 January 2020

Workers are living longer and electing to work longer, so retirement as a concept is becoming outdated for many. Employers must encourage us to remain engaged & offer flexible work options, explains Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell to John D. Stoll at the Wall Street Journal.

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10 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kohler, Iliana, Chiwoza Bandawe, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Collin Payne, James Mwera, James Mkandawire, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2020. "The Mature Adults Cohort of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH-MAC)." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-33. 

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09 January 2020

Congratulations to Principal Investigators, Atul Gupta and David S. Mandell, alongside Co-Investigators, Alison M. Buttenheim, Norma Coe, and Harsha Thirumurthy, on receiving 2020 LDI pilot research grants. The various early stage health services research projects target challenges in health and health care delivery. More »

09 January 2020

Research linking eroding economic opportunity to opiod deaths by Atheendar Venkataramani and co-authors mentioned in Penn Today.

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08 January 2020

Irma T. Elo was featured in an NBC investigative report about how neighborhood affects longevity. Watch the full clip here.

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07 January 2020

New educational apps and games can also boost financial literacy & understanding, says Glenn Gillis at Independent Online. The study cited findings from research done by Profs. Annamaria Lusardi of GWSB and Olivia S. Mitchell of Wharton. 

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07 January 2020

An opinion piece written by Mark V. Pauly and Ari Friedman on how to solve the problem of overcrowding in the emergency room was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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06 January 2020

New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Myroniuk, Tyler, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler. 2020. "Marital Dissolutions and Changes in Mental Health: Evidence from Rural Malawi." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-32.

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02 January 2020

Irma T. Elo was featured in an NBC investigative report about the massive effort to involve thousands of temporary workers and experts in the 2020 U.S. Census. 

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02 January 2020