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Thompson says US prison population is 'staggeringly high' at about 1.5 million, despite 2% drop for 2015

Levy et al. find Michigan's Medicaid expansion boosted state's economy while increasing number of insured

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NIH funding opportunity: Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations (R01 and R21), open Jan 2017

Russell Sage 2-week workshop on social science genomics, June 11-23, 2017, Santa Barbara

2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

U-M presents Amy Goodman, Issa Rae, and Shaun King in celebration of MLK

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Next Brown Bag

Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at noon:
Decline of cash assistance and child well-being, Luke Shaefer

Departing Trainees

PSC congratulates these trainees as they transition to their next professional life chapter.

Olga Malkova photoOlga Malkova

Economics

Research: labor force participation, retirement and aging, inter-generational transfers, public policy and fertility

Emily Merchant photoEmily Merchant

History

Research: history of global population projection in the twentieth century

Tong Yob Nam photoTong Yob Nam

Economics

Research: Macroeconomics, Economics of Aging, Household Finance, Real Estate Finance

Photo UnavailableEmily Smith-Greenaway

Sociology and Demography

Research: Dr. Smith-Greenaway’s research broadly examines how social institutions influence individuals’ wellbeing across the life-course. In her research on education, she has used both primary and secondary data to demonstrate that literacy powerfully influences both adults’ own health and that of their children. In her research on marriage, she explores how family processes intersect with the broader cultural context to influence adults’ and children’s wellbeing.

Desmond Toohey photoDesmond Toohey

Public Policy and Economics

Research: the effects of economic shocks in late career, the nature of retirement planning, and the roles of changing public and private pensions in determining retirement behavior

Akilah Wise photoAkilah Wise

Public Health

Research: Community structural factors and neighborhood environment impact on health

Photo UnavailableDustin Brown

Sociology

Research: educational attainment, marriage, and health

Siwei Cheng photoSiwei Cheng

Public Policy and Sociology

Research: The life course trajectories of inequality; Work, occupation, and earnings inequality; Social networks in the social context; China.

Photo UnavailablePatrick Coate

Economics

Research: family relationships, internal migration decisions and labor market outcomes in the United States

Jason Kerwin photoJason Kerwin

Economics

Research: risk compensation in HIV epidemics; early childhood literacy program on educational outcomes

Photo UnavailablePawel Krolikowski

Economics

Research: displacement, job search and (early) retirement

Katherine Lin photoKatherine Lin

Sociology

Research: Health and aging