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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

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Findings by Patrick, Schulenberg, O'Malley, Johnston et al. cited in Fox News piece

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"Teen binge drinking -- the real American pastime?" - Fox News. 10/25/2013.

This opinion piece responds to a paper published in JAMA Pediatrics on extreme binge drinking among teens, written by Megan Patrick, John Schulenberg, Meghan Martz, Jennifer Maggs, Patrick O'Malley, and Lloyd Johnston. The paper reports that while teen drinking declined 2005-2011, extreme binge drinking has increased. This piece focuses on the demographics of binge drinking, which is higher among whites, boys, and rural residents.

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Researchers:

John E. Schulenberg
Patrick M. O'Malley
Lloyd Johnston

More Media Coverage:

Christian Science Monitor. Teen drinking: Overall it's down, but binge drinking is getting more extreme. 9/18/2013.

NBC News. Extreme binge drinking among high school seniors holding steady. 9/16/2013.

Reuters. 'Extreme' binge drinking common among teens. 9/16/2013.

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