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Lam says tightening global labor market good for American workers

Johnston says e-cigs may reverse two-decades of progress on smoking reduction

Mueller-Smith finds incarceration increases the likelihood of committing more, and more serious, crimes

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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

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

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Work by Burgard, Brand, and House cited in Atlantic piece on recession and health

a PSC In The News reference, 2012

"How the Recession Improved Life Expectancy—but Didn't Make Us Healthier" - The Atlantic. 11/19/2012.

The author looks at the conundrum of increases in longevity and decreases in health during the Great Recession. After exploring a number of possible explanations, he concludes that the U.S. population has simultaneously experienced health harms from lost insurance and increased anxiety over personal finances, but longer life expectancy among the elderly via more and better care in nursing homes. He cites two studies by Sarah Burgard, Jennie Brand, and Jim House in making his argument.

Researchers:

Sarah Burgard

James S. House

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