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Sastry's 10-year study of New Orleans Katrina evacuees shows demographic differences between returning and nonreturning

Stafford says less educated, smaller investors more likely to sell off stock and lock in losses during market downturn

Chen says job fit, job happiness can be achieved over time

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Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

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

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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Black man in doorway

Excess mortality in high-poverty areas

4/25/2012 feature story

Arline Geronimus, John Bound, and Cynthia Colen analyze mortality rates among black and white working-age adults in 7 high-poverty areas, 1980-2000. They found inequalities by race, gender, poverty rate, and rural/urban area, with excess mortality highest among black residents of high-poverty urban areas.

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John Bound
Cynthia Colen
Arline T. Geronimus

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