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Prescott says sex offender registries may increase recidivism by making offender re-assimilation impossible

Frey says rising numbers of younger minority voters mean Republicans must focus on fiscal not social issues

Work by Garces and Mickey-Pabello cited in NYT piece on lack of black physicians

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Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

Spring 2015 PSC newletter available now

Formal demography workshop and conference at UC Berkeley, August 17-21

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Satellite TV in remote village

Social impact of television

8/3/2011 feature story

Using an experimental design, Arland Thornton and Rukmalie Jayakody study the effects of TV on family attitudes and behaviors in 14 remote, unelectrified villages in Vietnam. The villages are stratified into 7 matched pairs, with one village in each pair randomly selected for the introduction of television.

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