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Sastry's 10-year study of New Orleans Katrina evacuees shows demographic differences between returning and nonreturning

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Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

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

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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

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Social, Economic, and Demographic Factors Affecting the Scientific Labor Force

a PSC Research Project [ARCHIVE DISPLAY]

Investigator:   Yu Xie

This proposal seeks funding for a book-length study of social, economic, and demographic factors affecting the scientific labor force. Within a life-course perspective, the proposed research studies the process of becoming a scientist by analyzing how career decisions are made and changed. It will examine the labor force characteristics of scientists by nativity status and field of study and compare them to those of other high status professions and over time. The study consists of statistical analyses of data from eight major sources and textual data to be collected measuring changes in the public’s attitude towards and support of science.

Funding Period: 05/01/2009 to 04/30/2011

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