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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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Apply for 2-year NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowships that begin September 2015

PSC Fall 2014 Newsletter now available

Martha Bailey and Nicolas Duquette win Cole Prize for article on War on Poverty

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

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Monday, Dec 1
Linda Waite

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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