Living in poor communities, dying from heart disease
A new study, led by Penn Medicine, found counties that experienced the most economic distress from 2010 to 2015 had the highest cardiovascular mortality rates.
Socioeconomic status in the U.S. harder to change than any time in past 150 years
Research from Penn sociologist Xi Song and colleagues shows that mobility declined substantially during this period, particularly for those born in the 1940s and later.
Demographic shifts, voter fears, and presidential voting
New research shows Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign didn’t benefit from voters’ fears of immigrants in communities experiencing greater demographic change.
If you’re black and pregnant, heart disease diagnosis may come too late
A Penn study finds black women are diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy significantly later than white women, which likely explains disparities in outcomes.
Kill stomach cancer risk by attacking this common bacteria
Penn researchers are the first to assess Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer risk among certain demographics and ethnic groups.
Social interactions in the housing market
Doctoral candidate in sociology Doron Shiffer-Sebba’s prize-winning research paper examines the interpersonal dynamics of landlords and tenants.
The 2016 election did not increase political polarization
A new study by Annenber’s Yphtach Lelkes indicates that America is politically polarized, but the findings show no statistical difference between the levels of partisanship in 2014 and 2017.
Why good people still can’t get jobs
Wharton's Peter Cappelli discusses where companies have gone wrong in the hiring process, and contends that the economy doesn’t have as much to do with the hiring process as we would like to believe.
How restricting skilled immigration could spur offshoring
Wharton School’s Britta Glennon discusses her research on the impact of restricting visas for high-skilled immigrants.
Public awareness of nuclear, refinery, and fracking sites
Just over half of the U.S. adults living within 25 miles of a nuclear site say they do, according to the new study of proximity and risk perceptions from the Annenberg Public Policy Center. The more risk that people thought the nuclear, refinery, and fracking sites posed, the less likely they were to report that they lived near one.