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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

Johnston says rate of daily marijuana use among college students now greater than rate of daily cigarette smoking

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

Reynolds Farley

Farley describes rise of Detroit's middle class in Atlantic story

a PSC In The News reference, 2011

"'Detroit Was Like Cheers: Everyone Knew Your Name'" - The Atlantic. 03/09/2011.

Much has been made of the great poverty among Detroit's black residents. Less has been said about the rise of black middle and upper-middle classes in the last half century. Here Ren Farley is quoted on the emergence of Detroit's middle class starting in the 1950s.

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Reynolds Farley

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