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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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Frey says low turnover in House members related to lack of voter turnout among moderates

a PSC In The News reference, 2014

"The royals of Capitol Hill" - The Economist. 07/19/2014.

Of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives, only about 17 will face the potential for party change in the upcoming midterm elections. Some blame either gerrymandering or voter self-selection into red and blue districts for this lack of competitiveness for House seats. However, Bill Frey says the explanation is that most Americans are actually moderates -- neither red nor blue. And moderates are less likely to vote than the dedicated partisans who create the neat red and blue voting blocs.

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William H. Frey

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