Institute for Social Research

  1. January 25, 2022

    Neighborhoods play role in older adults’ pandemic experience

    U-M researchers found that some older adults reported less social interaction and diminished relationships with their neighbors during the pandemic, while others reported more.

  2. December 15, 2021

    Teen use of illicit drugs decreased in ’21 amid pandemic

    Declines in adolescent use of illicit drugs reported in 2021 were the largest and most sweeping recorded in the past 46 years, according to the Monitoring the Future study.

  3. December 14, 2021

    Pandemic stress weighs heaviest on least-healthy older adults

    A poll based at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation showed many people over 50 have found joy and stayed resilient amid the prolonged public health crisis, but a sizable number report stress, too.

  4. December 7, 2021

    U-M receives $4M to study U.S. wealth inequality, transmission

    A U-M research team at the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics has received a $4 million grant to map the unequal distribution of wealth and opportunity across the United States.

  5. October 12, 2021

    Latest survey on sustainability going out to campus community

    More than 20,000 U-M students and 7,000 faculty and staff members across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses will be surveyed about sustainability and carbon neutrality in October as part of an ongoing initiative.

  6. September 28, 2021

    U-M lab gets $13.2M to address substance abuse disorders

    A U-M lab focused on developing cutting-edge methods to inform effective interventions for drug abuse, HIV and other chronic conditions has been awarded a $13.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  7. May 20, 2021

    Kathleen Cagney named Institute for Social Research director

    Kathleen A. Cagney, a professor of sociology and former deputy dean at the University of Chicago, has been named director of U-M’s Institute for Social Research.

  8. February 9, 2021

    Study underscores need for stimulus aid to vulnerable groups

    Workers who are most vulnerable to pandemic layoffs are more likely people of color, underscoring the need for stimulus funding in order to keep racial inequality from growing, a new U-M study shows.

  9. January 11, 2021

    ‘Little Miss Flint’ to share activism lessons during MLK event

    Mari Copeny, known as “Little Miss Flint,” will speak from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 18 during the “Youth Activism: Lessons from Flint and Beyond” online presentation as part of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

  10. January 11, 2021

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.