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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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Teens standing on city block

Temporal impact of disadvantage

10/13/2011 feature story

Analyzing PSID data on yearly neighborhood context for 4,000+ children, Geoffrey Wodtke and David Harding find that growing up in disadvantaged neighborhoods significantly reduces the probability of high school graduation. The severity of the impact is considerably larger than effects reported in prior research that does not account for exposure duration.

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