"Chinese recognize income inequality as a serious social problem. On the other hand, they seem to have high tolerance for income inequality. They don't like it, but they seem to accept it as a fact of life," said Yu Xie, professor of sociology, statistics and public policy.
A study by Yvonne Terry-McElrath, research associate at the Institute for Social Research, found that teens who mix alcohol and marijuana are more likely to be dangerous on the road than teens who use one drug or the other.
U.S. News & World Report
"Our schools, from very early on, are unequal. And the outcomes that the schools produce are unequal … because of deep segregation. Because of the way the tax base funds school districts according largely to residents' real estate values, you will have Detroit schools working with much less money than in the suburbs," said Julie Posselt, assistant professor of education.
Detroit Free Press
Ted Brader, professor of political science, was cited in an article on ways that the Republican Party can attract women voters.
Research by Tom Buchmueller, professor of business economics, and health management and policy, found that dentists saw about a 7 percent increase in income and some also avoided increased patient wait times in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
"The great majority of innocent people who are sentenced to death are never identified and freed. The purpose of our study is to account for the innocent defendants who are not exonerated," said Samuel Gross, professor of law, regarding his study that shows 4 percent of defendants sentenced to death in the U.S. are innocent.
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
"There's such a huge debate over whether e-cigarettes are a good thing or a bad thing for public health. But we're in a kind of factual vacuum. There are not that many (reliable) studies," said Ken Warner, professor of health management and policy.
The Washington Post
Lindsay Ryan, research fellow at the Institute for Social Research, was quoted about how the Internet may help senior citizens avoid depression.
U.S. News & World Report
Daniel Crane, professor of law, was interviewed for a story about Apple, Google and two other major tech companies settling a lawsuit that accused them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley.
Martha Jones, associate professor of history, and Afroamerican and African studies, was interviewed about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold a ban on affirmative action in Michigan.
The Wall Street Journal