Could increased immigration improve the US economy?
In an opinion piece from Alexander Arnon, senior analyst with the Penn Wharton Budget Model, he examines U.S. immigration policy and concludes that the largest positive impact on employment and GDP would come from increasing the net flow of immigrants.
Minority students still underrepresented in medical schools
While numbers of black and Hispanic physicians have increased, a Penn study shows the physician workforce does not represent the shifting demographics of the U.S. population.
For non-Hispanic whites in the U.S., life expectancy outlook worsens
Research from Penn demographers shows that, though trends vary regionally, mortality is increasing, particularly for women, 25- to 44-year-olds, and those in rural areas.
How to end partisan gerrymandering: Get the public involved
Wharton professor Steven O. Kimbrough discusses the Supreme Court’s recent decision to not make a ruling on what constitutes excessive partisan gerrymandering.
A conversation about second-generation immigrants and mortality
In a Q&A, Penn demographer Michel Guillot discusses recent work showing that male children of immigrants from Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia have a mortality rate nearly double that of the native population in France.
Looking at the invisible minority
In a new book, English Professor David L. Eng and psychotherapist Shinhee Han illuminate the lives and struggles of Asian-American students over a 20-year period.
Why are so many women still dying from childbirth?
Experts from Penn discuss the role that social determinants, socioeconomics, and racism play, and how the University is addressing the maternal mortality crisis head on.
Urban form, transit supply, and travel behavior in Mexico’s 100 largest urban areas
A new paper examines the relationship between urban form, transportation supply, and individuals' mode choice across Mexico's 100 largest urban areas, and predicts relationship between urban form, transit supply, and individual mode choice.
Public scooters may soon zip through Philadelphia
The School of Design’s Megan Ryerson assisted with the city’s debate over the scooter as a safe and viable transportation alternative, as Pennsylvania assesses a bill to legalize electric scooters on public streets.
U.S. fertility is at an all-time low, but is that a bad thing?
Researchers from the Population Studies Center dissect the latest CDC numbers and explain the role of migration patterns, better family planning, and delayed parenthood.