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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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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Daniel J. Kruger

Kruger says 'male scarcity' drives conditions that lead to youth violence

a PSC In The News reference, 2013

"Michigan study: Fewer men around? Expect more youth violence" - Chicago Tribune. 12/16/2013.

Daniel Kruger found that a low ratio of adult men to women is "the most powerful predictor" of youth violence in his study of Flint, Michigan, an economically downtrodden city consistently ranked among the most dangerous in the U.S.

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Daniel J. Kruger

More Media Coverage:

Deseret News. Too few men leads to youth violence, University of Michigan study finds. 12/30/2013.

Los Angeles Times. Fewer men around? Expect more youth violence . 12/16/2013.

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