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School boundary changes and diversification in a suburban school district topic of new PPN brief

Sep 8, 2021

A recent policy brief by the Pennsylvania Population Network in collaboration with the Center for Education and Civil Rights at Penn State demonstrates diversification of suburban communities do not necessarily translate into school-level integration. This is partly due to school attendance zone…

COVID-19 and The Commonwealth: County-Level Differences in Vaccination and Death Rates

Jul 13, 2021

A recent policy brief by the Pennsylvania Population Network at Penn State shows the “great differences” in COVID-19 vaccination rates across the Commonwealth. Written by Cassandra Krencisz, Anna E. Shetler, Samiha Taseen and Raeven Faye Chandler, this report explores these differences and analyzes…

Pennsylvania losing congressional seat explained in new brief

Apr 27, 2021

Pennsylvania is set to lose one U.S. House seat as its population growth lags behind some other states, the Census Bureau announced this week. The change comes due to apportionment after completion of the 2020 Census. Raeven Chandler, director of the Pennsylvania Population Network (PPN) and…

Institute of State and Regional Affairs looks at COVID-19 senior isolation risk

Dec 10, 2020

Continuing its analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania, the Institute of State and Regional Affairs (ISRA) at Penn State Harrisburg has released new data, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Population Network, examining the impact of social isolation in the senior…

Penn State participates in virtual social science advocacy day

May 14, 2020

The Consortium of Social Science Association’s (COSSA) Annual Social Science Advocacy Day looked a little different this year due to COVID-19 and the response of social distancing. However, for Penn State researchers, the numerous ways social and behavioral science is helping to combat the pandemic…

Research information outlines Pennsylvania specifics related to COVID-19

Apr 22, 2020

Many Pennsylvania residents are facing an increased risk for severe symptoms of the novel coronavirus, while having limited access to medical services, and policy briefs from Penn State’s Pennsylvania Population Network (PPN) demonstrate why. Raeven Chandler, assistant research professor and…

PRI awarded stategic initiative grant

Feb 4, 2019

Led by PRI director and SSRI co-fund Jennifer Glick, a coalition from the Penn State Harrisburg State Data Center, PRI, and affiliated research centers and the demographic research training programs at Penn State, a new Penn State Strategic Initiative Grant was awarded to establish the Pennsylvania…