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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, Health & Well-Being of Adults over 60

Martha J. Bailey

Bailey and Dynarski cited in piece on why quality education should be a "civil and moral right"

a PSC In The News reference

"Why education should be considered a civil right" - Baltimore Sun. 05/13/2013.

In an opinion piece on addressing the income gap in education, David Wilson cites the work of Martha Bailey and Susan Dynarski documenting large disparities in college completion rates by income group. Bailey and Dynarski also note that virtually all of the gains in college completion in recent decades have been among those from upper-income groups, primarily women from households making upward of $100,000 per year. For more information on their study, see the NBER working paper "Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality in U.S. College Entry and Completion."

Researchers:

Martha J. Bailey
Susan Dynarski

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