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Kusunoki, Hall, and Barber find obese teen girls less likely to use birth control

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

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

Highlights

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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PSC Brown Bags will be back fall 2015


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Hospital Care Data: National, Regional, and State-Level

7/26/2013 feature story

This is an excellent resource for hospital care data in the US, which enables research on a range of health policy issues (helmet laws, gun deaths, etc.). The data are available via a data use agreement for a national file or state-specific files. Uses can also have free/immediate access to inpatient statistics at the national, regional, and state level.

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