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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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Income/gender gaps in U.S. college completion

1/18/2012 feature story

Using census and NLSY data, Martha Bailey and Susan Dynarski document a growing gap in educational attainment between children from high- and low-income families in the U.S. They also find rising inequality by gender, with women outpacing men in every demographic group.

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