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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

Rebecca L. Thornton

R. Thornton and colleagues explore link between education and democratization

a PSC In The News reference, 2011

"Degrees of democracy" - The Economist. 06/23/2011.

Social scientists have long posited that education promotes pro-democratic and secular attitudes in less developed countries. Rebecca Thornton and colleagues Willa Friedman, Michael Kremer, and Edward Miguel challenge this assumption in an April 2011 NBER paper that assesses the social and political impacts of girls' education in Kenya.

Researcher:

Rebecca L. Thornton

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