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Prescott finds reported sex offenses lower in neighborhoods with resident sex offenders

Geronimus says poor Detroiters face greater health risks given adverse social conditions

Armstrong's research shows parental advice helps lower risk of campus sexual assaults

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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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The business impact of smoking bans

9/24/2012 feature story

Opponents of smoking bans in bars and restaurants often claim that bans hurt business. Helen Levy analyzes bar and restaurant sales data from 2006 to 2011 to see whether sales were lower after the 2010 ban than would have been expected given prior trend data.

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