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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

Philippa J. Clarke

Clarke and Ailshire find air quality linked to cognitive decline in older adults

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"Air pollution linked to cognitive decline in later years" - Chicago Tribune. 06/17/2014.

Philippa Clarke and Jennifer Ailshire recently found evidence of an association between air pollution and cognitive function among adults age 55 and older, independent of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Their results suggests that improvements to air quality may be an important mechanism for reducing age-related cognitive decline.

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Philippa J. Clarke

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