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Seefeldt criticizes Kansas legislation restricting daily cash withdrawals from public assistance funds

Prescott says sex offender registries may increase recidivism by making offender re-assimilation impossible

Frey says rising numbers of younger minority voters mean Republicans must focus on fiscal not social issues

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Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

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Formal demography workshop and conference at UC Berkeley, August 17-21

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Lantz says those seeking remediations for premature death should look beyond obesity

a PSC In The News reference, 2010

"What We Miss When We Obsess Over Obesity" - Miller-McCune. 08/11/2010.

In a study published in Social Science & Medicine, Paula Lantz and colleagues report that the primary risk factors for early death among the 3,600 U.S. adults they followed were: cigarette smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and being poor. They found that obesity alone was not a significant factor.

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