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Davis-Kean et al. link children's self-perceptions to their math and reading achievement

Yang and Mahajan examine how hurricanes impact migration to the US

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Mon, Sept 11, 2017, noon:
Welcoming of Postdoctoral Fellows: Angela Bruns, Karra Greenberg, Sarah Seelye and Emily Treleaven

Kristin Seefeldt

Seefeldt says 'consumption smoothing' behavior makes long-term recovery more difficult for economically vulnerable

a PSC In The News reference, 2015

"Using debt to maintain status quo leaves families on rocky road to recovery" - Science Daily. 05/27/2015.

In a study over six years of low- and moderate-income Detroiters, Kristin Seefeldt found that taking on debt to 'smooth consumption' during periods of income shortage increased future fiscal challenges and negatively impacted families' well being. "Unfortunately, once in debt, getting out was difficult," says Seefeldt.

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