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Kusunoki, Hall, and Barber find obese teen girls less likely to use birth control

Prescott finds reported sex offenses lower in neighborhoods with resident sex offenders

Geronimus says poor Detroiters face greater health risks given adverse social conditions

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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

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

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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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