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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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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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