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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

Pamela Smock

Smock says notion of being engaged has become 'flexible'

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"What Do You Call the Person You Are Probably Never Going to Marry? Your fiancé." - Slate. 10/03/2013.

In this Slate piece on the new meaning of "fiancée," Pamela Smock and colleague Wendy Manning note that couples calling themselves "engaged" may not intend to marry, but instead want to signal their committed status or the official nature of their relationship.

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Pamela Smock

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