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Yang says remittances from workers abroad increase educational attainment for children

Kimball's failed replication of Reinhart-Rogoff finding cited in argument for tempered public response to social science research results

Edin and Shaefer's book on destitute families in America reviewed in NYT

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Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

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Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Sheldon H. Danziger

Danziger says U.S. poverty policies don't adequately address growing income gap

a PSC In The News reference, 2010

"Census: Income gap between rich and poor got wider in 2009" - USA Today. 09/28/2010.

The latest census data show that the gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew to a record high in 2009. The incomes of the wealthiest 5% of Americans rose slightly, while the proportion of the poorest poor increased. Lower-skilled adults ages 18 to 34 had the largest increases in poverty in 2009.

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