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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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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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