Demography

Environment key to injury recovery for Black men

Data from a Penn Nursing study shows that injured Black men from disadvantaged neighborhoods experience higher injury mortality, years of life-expectancy loss, and psychological symptoms that persist after initial wounds have been treated.

From Penn Nursing News

Partnered, but still poor

Regina Baker, an assistant professor of sociology, challenges literature that touts marriage as a cure for poverty.

From OMNIA



In the News


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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