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Sastry's 10-year study of New Orleans Katrina evacuees shows demographic differences between returning and nonreturning

Stafford says less educated, smaller investors more likely to sell off stock and lock in losses during market downturn

Chen says job fit, job happiness can be achieved over time

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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

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

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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Arland Thornton

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