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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

Pamela Smock

Smock cited in story on how low marriage rates may exacerbate marriage-status economic inequality

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"Millennials say no to marriage" - CNN Money. 07/20/2014.

Given that being black or Hispanic and not having a college degree are associated with greater declines in marriage rates and that, as Pamela Smock says, evidence indicates that "getting married increases wealth and income," the declining marriage rates in the U.S. may deepen inequality by marriage status.

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Pamela Smock

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