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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

Kristin Seefeldt

Seefeldt, Burgard, and Danziger look at fighting poverty in Detroit

a PSC In The News reference, 2012

"How to Fight Poverty in Detroit" - Huffington Post. 08/29/2012.

In this Op Ed piece, Kristin Seefeldt, Sarah Burgard, and Sheldon Danziger say the "poor throughout the country are being ignored by both political parties" in this election year. They assert that public investments in education, jobs, and infrastructure, rather than cuts in safety net programs, are what will help save Detroit and other urban areas of concentrated poverty. Their suggestions for Detroit include better quality schools and adult education to improve job prospects for Detroiters and to increase the city's attractiveness to employers, as well as subsidized employment to help the currently out of work.

Researchers:

Kristin Seefeldt
Sarah Burgard
Sheldon H. Danziger

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