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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

Highlights

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

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

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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