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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

Highlights

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

Pamela Smock

Smock says notion of being engaged has become 'flexible'

a PSC In The News reference, 2013

"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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