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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

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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

Colter Mitchell

Mitchell et al. find harsh family environments may magnify disadvantage via impact on 'genetic architecture'

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"Telomeres and social disadvantage" - Medical Xpress. 04/07/2014.

In a study using genetic samples from 40 nine-year-old African American boys from two very different types of home environments, characterized as nurturing and harsh, Colter Mitchell and colleagues found disparities in telomere length.

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Researcher:

Colter Mitchell

More Media Coverage:

Aljazeera America. Poverty 'ages' genes of young children, study shows. 4/7/2014.

Nature. Stress alters children's genomes. 4/7/2014.

Phys.org. Stressful environments genetically affect African American boys. 4/9/2014.

Science Daily. Genes increase the stress of social disadvantage for some children. 4/7/2014.

University Herald. Poverty May Accelerate Genetic Aging in Young Children. 4/9/2014.

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