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Shaefer and Edin's book ($2 a Day) cited in piece on political debate over plight of impoverished Americans

Eisenberg tracks factors affecting both mental health and athletic/academic performance among college athletes

Shapiro says Americans' low spending reflects "cruel lesson" about the dangers of debt

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Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

PSC spring 2016 newsletter: Kristin Seefeldt, Brady West, newly funded projects, ISR Runs for Bob, and more

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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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