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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

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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

Dynarski says student loan debt represents healthy investment

a PSC In The News reference, 2011

"Burden of College Loans on Graduates Grows" - New York Times. 04/11/2011.

Student loan debt now outpaces credit card debt as a growing share of students elect to go on to college and to borrow money to do so. Although this raises concerns about the burden faced by new college grads, Susan Dynarski distinguishes between good and bad debt in this NYT piece.

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