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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

Nepali woman carries basket

Ideas and behavior in rural Nepal

4/8/2011 feature story

In this five-year study, Arland Thornton, Bill Axinn, Jennifer Barber, and Dirgha Ghimire investigate how shifting ideational factors -- by themselves and in combination with changing socioeconomic conditions -- are influencing family behavior in rural Nepal.

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William Axinn
Jennifer S. Barber
Dirgha Ghimire
Arland Thornton

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