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Shaefer and Edin's book ($2 a Day) cited in piece on political debate over plight of impoverished Americans

Eisenberg tracks factors affecting both mental health and athletic/academic performance among college athletes

Shapiro says Americans' low spending reflects "cruel lesson" about the dangers of debt

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Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

PSC spring 2016 newsletter: Kristin Seefeldt, Brady West, newly funded projects, ISR Runs for Bob, and more

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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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Martha J. Bailey

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