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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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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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