Penn Population Studies Centers

Penn Population Studies Centers

The Population Studies Center (PSC) at the University of Pennsylvania has fostered research and training in population since its founding in 1962. The PSC has received support from a number of federal and private funding sources since its inception, including support from the NICHD. PSC Research Associates come from six schools at Penn and many different academic departments including, Sociology, Economics, Business, Nursing, and Medicine. The scale of research at the Population Studies Center ranges from macroeconomics and macro demography to human genetics and focus on understanding the dynamics of human populations and our research falls into the following research themes: New Dynamics of Population Diversity, Demography, Human Resources and Endowments, International Population Research and New Directions in Population Research. The PSC also houses the Graduate Group in Demography which trains Ph.D. students in Demography.

The Population Aging Research Center (PARC) at the University of Pennsylvania has over 25 years of experience of creating the right setting for interdisciplinary research on the demography and economics of aging, including a focus on diverse and often underrepresented populations domestically and globally. PARC was established in 1994 with a grant from the National Institute on Aging. The overall research themes of PARC reflect the interests and expertise of our research associates. These include: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Cognition and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Disparities in Aging, Early Life-Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, and Global Aging and Health. PARC sponsors an annual Quartet Pilot Project Competition with 3 other centers at Penn, and a weekly seminar series in conjunction with the Population Studies Center, the Penn Population Studies Colloquium.


Browse the Penn Population Studies Centers Collections:

Global Age Patterns of Under-5 Mortality (GAPU5M) Site Profiles Series

Korean Millennials Research Briefs

Penn Population Studies Research Briefs

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

PSC Dissertations

A Forum on Interdisciplinarity

Asia-Pacific Education, Language Minorities and Migration (ELMM) Network Working Paper Series

Korean Millennials Working Paper Series

Gansu Survey of Children and Families

Grand Challenges Canada Economic Returns to Mitigating Early Life Risks Project Working Paper Series

Malawi Dissertations

PSC African Demography Working Paper Series

PSC Analytical and Technical Report Series

All Papers and Dissertations of the Population Studies Center