Population Association of America Honors Penn Prof With Irene B. Taeuber Award

Jere R. Behrman, a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Population Studies Center, has received the biennial Irene B. Taeuber Award of the Population Association of America.

The Taeuber Award recognizes researchers who have made an important and original contribution to the scientific study of population, or have an accumulated record of innovative research.

Behrman, a sociology professor and the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Economics in the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn, studies empirical microeconomics. His particular focus is on developing economies, economic and early childhood development, labor economics and human resources, economic demography and incentive systems, household behavior, intergenerational relations and policy evaluation.

Behrman served as a principal investigator on more than 70 research projects funded by a number of sources, including the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. He has also been involved in professional research or lecturing in 40 countries.

He has published 415 articles in leading demographic, economic, sociology, public health, nutrition and biomedical journals, along with 35 books. Behrman has been a researcher with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Development Program and other international organizations and various governments. In addition, he has served on nearly 160 Ph.D. dissertation committees.


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