Hans-Peter Kohler

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272 McNeil



  • This week Victor Mwapasa and Chiwoza Bandawe from the University of Malawi College of Medicine visited the University of Pennsylvania. Hans-Peter and Iliana Kohler have written with Victor and Chiwoza about the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health for several years. The group's research has focused on the relationship between HIV prevalance, transmission and disclosure and family health. Recently Hans-Peter, Iliana, Chiwoza, and Colin Payne authored a paper about the Demography of Mental Health Among Mature Adults in a Low-Income, High-HIV-Prevalence Context. This summer a team of researchers including Penn PhD students went to Malawi to train and do data collection. The collaborators will meet on Friday to discuss current research and the PSC coud not be more pleased to host them.

  • Global Family Change

    A few weeks ago Hans-Peter Kohler (PI) and Frank Furstenberg (Co-PI) embarked on a journey to better understand the complex ways in which families are changing across the world. Global Family Change (GFC) is an NSF funded project that will explore how families change on a global scale and will build a wealth of data to share. If you weren't able to make it to Luca Maria Pesando's, talk "Global Family Change: The Reshaping of Society's Most Fundamental Institution with Development" last week you are in luck! The presentation, followed by a lively discussion, is now available on our Youtube channel.

  • Hans-Peter Kohler and Frank Furstenberg were recently awarded funds from the National Science Foundation for the Global Family Change Project. The project has collaborators at Oxford University, Bocconi University, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona and includes Penn GGD students Luca Maria Pesando & AndrĂ©s Felipe Castro Torres, and new PSC associate Pilar Gonalons-Pons. Read more about the project in the Penn Current.

Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1997

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