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Smock discusses the "new American family" on NPR

Pfeffer and colleagues re-examine impacts of community college attendance

Frey explains the minority-majority remapping of America

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Michigan's graduate sociology program tied for 4th with Stanford in USN&WR rankings

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Monday, Dec 1
Linda Waite, Health & Well-Being of Adults over 60

William Axinn

Axinn, Barber, and Thornton say unwanted pregnancies hard on resulting children

a PSC In The News reference, 1998

"Unintended Pregnancies Have Negative Consequences" - Newswise. 10/14/1998.

According to William Axinn, Jennifer Barber, and Arland Thornton, adults whose births were unplanned and unwanted tend to have less self-esteem than their counterparts. Analyzing data from surveys conducted over 23 years with more than 800 married women, the researchers found negative long-term consequences for the adult children resulting from pregnancies their mothers termed unwanted.

Researchers:

William Axinn
Jennifer S. Barber
Arland Thornton

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