Demography

Researching depression in low-income women

The importance of addressing depression among low-income women in multiple contexts is a theme of recent research by April Ivey, Jacqueline Corcoran, and others at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice.

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Dan Treglia on the caregivers lost to COVID

The associate professor of practice in the School of Arts & Sciences identifies the number of children who have lost parents and caregivers to COVID-19 and how to support them.

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In the News


Seattle Times

How many homeless people are in King County? Depends who you ask

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice is quoted on alternative approaches to homelessness.

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CBS News

Black women have the highest eviction rates in the U.S. 

Akira Drake Rodriguez of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design says Black women are evicted more than any other group in the U.S., and housing insecurity is becoming a growing crisis.

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The New York Times

Children, coping with loss, are pandemic’s ‘forgotten grievers’

Dan Treglia of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about his study of how communities of color are disproportionately affected in caregiver loss from COVID-19. 

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Al Día

What does the 2020 U.S. Census say about Latinos?

Michael Jones-Correa of the School of Arts & Sciences gave a presentation at the 2021 Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce State of Hispanic Business Forum about the most recent U.S. Census. “Pennsylvania has always been a bit of a laggard when it comes to its foreign-born population, its Latino population,” he said. “But it’s now sort of beginning to match the kind of rates of population and growth around the country.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in 2020, mostly due to COVID-19. Here’s what that really means

Samuel H. Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences responded to the pandemic’s negative impact on the U.S. life expectancy, saying it will “bounce back” in the near future.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

The consequences of the declining birth rate in the US

Hans-Peter Kohler of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about the potential ramifications of declining births in the U.S. “Ultimately, declining birth rates affect what’s called the population age structure, so how many individuals are at different ages within a country or population,” he said, “and the population age structure, along with the size of the population, have profound effects on many, many aspects of life.”

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