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Geronimus: Stress makes black women 7.5 years older in biological age than white counterparts

Frey rethinks trends in Millennial mass urganization

Shaefer on new UN report about America's failing safety net

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Seefeldt promoted to associate professor of social work, associate professor of public policy

Martha Bailey elected to the Board of Officers of the Society of Labor Economists

Charlie Brown elected to the Board of Officers of the Society of Labor Economists

Former PSC trainee Patrick Kline wins SOLE's Sherwin Rosen Prize for "Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Labor Economics"

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Shaefer and Edin's book ($2 a Day) cited in piece on political debate over plight of impoverished Americans

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"Political Rifts Over Bill Clinton’s Welfare Law Resurface as Aid Shrinks" - New York Times. 05/20/2016.

This piece discusses the impact of the requirements of welfare reforms signed by Bill Clinton in 1996, especially as they are tightened across the nation. The federal law mandated that states set time limits (up to 5 years) on cash assistance to needy families. While most states allow 5 years, some have lowered that time considerably. In response to being cut off from welfare, the very poor use 'survival strategies' to get by, as examined in Luke Shaefer and Kathryn Edin's book $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.

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