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Shaefer and Edin's book ($2 a Day) cited in piece on political debate over plight of impoverished Americans

Eisenberg tracks factors affecting both mental health and athletic/academic performance among college athletes

Shapiro says Americans' low spending reflects "cruel lesson" about the dangers of debt

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Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

PSC spring 2016 newsletter: Kristin Seefeldt, Brady West, newly funded projects, ISR Runs for Bob, and more

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Work by Bailey and Dynarski cited in NYT piece on income inequality

a PSC In The News reference, 2014

"Income Inequality and the Ills Behind It" - New York Times. 07/29/2014.

This post looks at the complexity of rising economic inequality in the U.S. -- including causes, proposed solutions, and failed attempts at remediation. Higher education, for example, seems to have contributed to inequity in that college attainment has risen much faster among the wealthiest than the poorest Americans over the last several decades, as shown by Martha Bailey and Susan Dynarski.

See report

Researchers:

Martha J. Bailey

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