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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

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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

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

Kristin Seefeldt

Seefeldt says poverty rate at highest level in 15 years

a PSC In The News reference, 2013

"Poverty rate is highest in 15 years, says U-M professor" - UM News Service. 03/06/2013.

Kristin Seefeldt has examined how well safety nets for the poor functioned during the recession. She finds that some worked, while others were overwhelmed by the increase in the the number of long-term unemployed. "About 46 million Americans, according to our latest count, are poor. That means for a family of four, they're living on less than $23,000 a year," says Seefeldt. She and John Graham analyze recent trends in poverty and access to safety net programs in a 2013 book, America's Poor and the Great Recession.

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Kristin Seefeldt

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