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Lam says tightening global labor market good for American workers

Johnston says e-cigs may reverse two-decades of progress on smoking reduction

Mueller-Smith finds incarceration increases the likelihood of committing more, and more serious, crimes

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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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Line graph showing widening race disparity

Widening Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Deaths

1/15/2014 feature story

The New York Times has a great interactive visualization of the widening racial disparity in breast cancer deaths. Previously, black women had lower breast cancer mortality than whites, but it is now higher. The trend is not exactly the same across all states.

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