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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

Highlights

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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Jerald Bachman

Latest MTF survey results: pot and K2 use up, alcohol and cigarette use down among teens

a PSC In The News reference, 2011

"Teens Smoking Fewer Cigarettes, More Marijuana" - WebMD. 12/14/2011.

The results of the 2011 Monitoring the Future survey show a rise in teen use of marijuana and synthetic marijuana (eg, K2) and a continued decline in alcohol use. The proportion of teens reporting any illicit drug use, which has been rising very gradually in the past several years, reached 50 percent.

Researchers:

Jerald Bachman
Patrick M. O'Malley
John E. Schulenberg

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