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Edin and Shaefer's book a call to action for Americans to deal with poverty

Weir says pain may underlie rise in suicide and substance-related deaths among white middle-aged Americans

Weitzman says China's one-child policy has had devastating effects on first-born daughters


MCubed opens for new round of seed funding, November 4-18

PSC News, fall 2015 now available

Barbara Anderson appointed chair of Census Scientific Advisory Committee

John Knodel honored by Thailand's Chulalongkorn University

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Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Father helping son with schoolwork

Education and social mobility

1/4/2012 feature story

Fabian Pfeffer gauges the degree to which education furthers social mobility. In one project, he analyzes intergenerational effects in the U.S. In another, he compares the impact of education in the U.S. and other industrialized countries, looking at differential effects by characteristics of education and populations.

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Fabian T. Pfeffer

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