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Sastry's 10-year study of New Orleans Katrina evacuees shows demographic differences between returning and nonreturning

Stafford says less educated, smaller investors more likely to sell off stock and lock in losses during market downturn

Chen says job fit, job happiness can be achieved over time

Highlights

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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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Narayan Sastry

Sastry finds maternal reading skill huge factor in young children's school success

a PSC In The News reference, 2010

"Moms' Literacy Pivotal to Kids' Academic Success" - Bloomberg Businessweek. 10/28/2010.

Narayan Sastry's NIH-funded study, published in the August 2010 issue of Demography, found that a mother's literacy had more impact on young children's academic success than family or neighborhood income.

Researcher:

Narayan Sastry

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