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Kimball's failed replication of Reinhart-Rogoff finding cited in argument for tempered public response to social science research results

Edin and Shaefer's book on destitute families in America reviewed in NYT

Johnston says rate of daily marijuana use among college students now greater than rate of daily cigarette smoking

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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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Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Arline T. Geronimus

Geronimus discusses causes, potential solutions to racial disparities in infant mortality

a PSC In The News reference, 2013

"Disturbing statistics about infant mortality reflect Michigan's health disparities" - NPR - Michigan Radio. 05/14/2013.

In Michigan, a baby born to a black mother is almost three times more likely to die before its first birthday than a baby born to a white mother. In this radio story, Arline Geronimus says that the marginalization of African American women, and the accompanying stress and high-effort coping inherent in this status, result in earlier development of health problems, especially hypertension, which lead to higher infant mortality rates. Geronimus suggests several ways to address this health disparity, including examining the effects of residential segregation.

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Arline T. Geronimus

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