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Seefeldt says 'consumption smoothing' behavior makes long-term recovery more difficult for economically vulnerable

Seefeldt criticizes Kansas legislation restricting daily cash withdrawals from public assistance funds

Prescott says sex offender registries may increase recidivism by making offender re-assimilation impossible

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Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

Spring 2015 PSC newletter available now

Formal demography workshop and conference at UC Berkeley, August 17-21

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No smoking sign on restaurant door

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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