Home > Events & News > Brown Bag Schedule . Archive

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Starr's findings account for some of the 19% black-white gap in federal sentencing

Frey says suburbs are aging, cities draw millennials

Pfeffer comments on Fed report that reveals 20-year decline in net worth among American families

More News


U-M's campus climate survey results discussed in CHE story

U-M honors James Jackson's groundbreaking work on how race impacts the health of black Americans

U-M is the only public and non-coastal university on Forbes' top-10 list for billionaire production

ASA President Bonilla-Silva takes exception with Chief Justice Roberts' 'gobbledygook' jab

More Highlights

Next Brown Bag

Mon, Jan 22, 2018, noon: Narayan Sastry

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.

Related journal article


Kristin Seefeldt

View News Archive