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January 18, 2018

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January 10, 2018

Obituary: James N. Morgan

James N. Morgan, an economist who created the longest-running intergenerational household survey in the world, died Jan. 8 at University of Michigan Hospital. He was 99 and lived in Ann Arbor.

May 24, 2017

Political violence gets under kids' skin — and may stay

When children are victims of political violence, they tend to become more aggressive with members of their own peer group, and that aggression tends to linger as they age, according to a University of Michigan study.

January 30, 2017

Engaging youth is key to understanding terrorism, researchers say

Engaging with youth involved in or susceptible to violent extremism is key in helping the U.S. government understand — and combat— terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, according to a position paper published in the journal Science.

January 9, 2017

Junot Diaz to give Institute for Social Research lecture

Renowned author Junot Diaz will deliver the 2017 Institute for Social Research MLK Lecture at noon Jan. 18 in the Rackham Auditorium.

The free lecture is open to the campus community and the public, and will conclude with a 30-minute Q-and-A session.

January 27, 2016

Aggressive behavior more common among half- and stepsiblings

About one in six U.S. children — more than previously thought — live with half- or stepsiblings just before starting kindergarten, according to a new study. 

And these children behave aggressively more often, on average, than do other children.

December 16, 2015

Cigarillo use increases estimates of teen smoking rates by half

The percentage of teens who smoked tobacco in the past 30 days increased by more than half when cigarillos — small cigars or little cigars — are included with regular cigarettes as a form of tobacco use.

The finding supports concerns in the public health community that cigarillos are attracting new youth to tobacco use.

December 7, 2015

New federal support enhances ISR Health and Retirement Study

The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study has received significant support from the National Institutes of Health in order to carry out three important new enhancements to this important resource for aging research.

October 28, 2015

Economics professor gets $2.1M from NSF for big data project

Martha J. Bailey, associate professor of economics, has been awarded a grant of more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation to support the creation of the Longitudinal Intergenerational Family Electronic Micro-Database.

September 24, 2015

ISR helps create new survey tool on sexual harassment, assault

The Institute for Social Research has partnered with SoundRocket, an Ann Arbor-based social science research firm, to provide the nation's college campuses with a scientifically designed survey on student sexual assault and harassment.


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