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Stern, Novak, Harlow, and colleagues say compensation due Californians forcibly sterilized under eugenics laws

Burgard and Seelye find job insecurity linked to psychological distress among workers in later years

Former PSC trainee Jay Borchert parlays past incarceration and doctoral degree into pursuing better treatment of inmates

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Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at noon:
H. Luke Shaefer

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Savolainen wins Outstanding Contribution Award for study of how employment affects recidivism among past criminal offenders

Giving Blueday at ISR focuses on investing in the next generation of social scientists

Pfeffer and Schoeni cover the economic and social dimensions of wealth inequality in this special issue

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Michigan Population Studies Center

Two men and a baby.

Child development in same-sex couple families

Narayan Sastry and Paula Fomby lead this project to add data to PSID's Child Development Supplement on children whose primary caregiver is in a same-sex union.

Cigarette, broken in half, next to e-cigarette

Is nicotine really what most teens vape?

Recent analyses by Richard Miech, Megan Patrick and colleagues challenge the common assumption that teen e-cigarette users generally inhale tobacco/nicotine. They found that most teens reported vaping just flavoring, with nicotine use a distant second at 13% among 8th graders and about 20% among 10th and 12th graders.

Graph of uninsured Americans, 2008-2014

Post-ACA changes in health insurance coverage for blacks, whites, Hispanics

Thomas Buchmueller, Helen Levy, and colleagues find reduced racial/ethnic disparities in health insurance coverage following implementation of the Affordable Care Act, particularly in states that expanded Medicaid programs.

Young couple hug

Race, social disadvantage, and young women's use of contraception

Yasamin Kusunoki, Jennifer Barber, Elizabeth Ela, and Amelia Bucek examine racial and sociodemographic differences in sexual and contraceptive behavior to untangle disparities in unintended pregnancies.

People data

Best practices for collecting criminal justice data

Michael Mueller-Smith examines how best to implement and scale-up the Criminal Justice Administrative Records System - a joint venture with the Census Bureau.

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established in 1961, has a rich history as an interdisciplinary community of scholars in population research and training. PSC is one of five centers within the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR). More...

PSC receives core funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (R24 HD041028) and the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).