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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

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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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Robert Willis

Willis and colleagues find link between numeracy skills and family wealth

a PSC In The News reference, 2010

"Couple's Numeracy Skills Linked to Greater Family Wealth, Study Finds" - Science Daily. 11/10/2010.

Using data on married couples from the HRS, Robert Willis, James Smith, and John McArdle found that scores on a simple numeracy-related skills test were highly related to average household wealth. Numeracy is the ability to reason with numbers. The findings are published in the November 2010 issue of The Economic Journal.

Researcher:

Robert Willis

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