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Thompson says US prison population is 'staggeringly high' at about 1.5 million, despite 2% drop for 2015

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2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

NIH funding opportunity: Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations (R01 and R21), open Jan 2017

Russell Sage 2017 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, June 18-July 1. Application deadline Feb 17.

Russell Sage 2-week workshop on social science genomics, June 11-23, 2017, Santa Barbara

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Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at noon:
Decline of cash assistance and child well-being, Luke Shaefer

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Stafford says some Americans have used retirement accounts unwisely

a PSC In The News reference, 2014

"Converting your pension into a granite countertop" - Marketplace.org. 05/07/2014.

Frank Stafford says that the Great Recession motivated people to raid their retirement accounts not only for emergencies, but also for things like home makeovers. In addition, he says, more than 5% withdrew money before the age of 60, which may have meant an additional 10% tax penalty.

Researcher:

Frank P. Stafford

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