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Edin and Shaefer's book a call to action for Americans to deal with poverty

Weir says pain may underlie rise in suicide and substance-related deaths among white middle-aged Americans

Weitzman says China's one-child policy has had devastating effects on first-born daughters


MCubed opens for new round of seed funding, November 4-18

PSC News, fall 2015 now available

Barbara Anderson appointed chair of Census Scientific Advisory Committee

John Knodel honored by Thailand's Chulalongkorn University

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Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Work of Cigolle, Ofstedal et al. cited in Forbes story on frailty risk among the elderly

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"Frailty Risk -- More than Just Long-Term Care and Health Care Expenses" - Forbes. 06/25/2014.

Retirement planning should include consideration of how frailty -- or deteriorating mental or physical health -- may impact security. Citing work by Christine Cigolle and Mary Beth Ofstedal, this story says that nearly a third of people age 65 and older suffer from some degree of frailty, which can spell unanticipated financial risk to a retirement plan. Several recommendations are made to lessen the risk of frailty and, more important, to lessen its impact.

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Mary Beth Ofstedal

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