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U-M ISR Center for Political Studies Faculty Associate Yuen Yuen Ang named Carnegie Fellow

April 26th, 2018

ANN ARBOR—Yuen Yuen Ang, a University of Michigan associate professor in political science, is among 31 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The fellowship carries a $200,000 stipend, making it possible for recipients to devote up to two years to…

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Rate of dementia on the decline—but beware of growing numbers

April 16th, 2018

ANN ARBOR—The good news? The rate of older Americans with dementia is on the decline. The bad news? The number of Americans 85 and older will roughly double in the next 20 years, so even with a decline in the…

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ICPSR spread data love and awareness during Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week

March 20th, 2018

ICPSR hosted several notable events during both Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week in February. During Love Data Week, ICPSR officially launched its new data dissemination system, complete with a launch webinar and great pre-launch video (below), streamed live…

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Jobs, wages, higher after-tax pay keeps consumer confidence high

March 2nd, 2018

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment has remained at very favorable levels for more than a year. In the February survey, it was just below the October 2017 peak of 100.7, the highest level since 2004, according to the University of Michigan Surveys…

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Social scientist and historian of survey research Jean Converse dies at 90

February 16th, 2018

Jean McDonnell Converse, a social scientist, historian of survey research, and expert in interview techniques, died on January 25, 2018, in Park Ridge, Ill. Converse’s work served two very important roles in the field of survey research, according to research…

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Howard Schuman named the 2017 recipient of the Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research

February 7th, 2018

Howard Schuman, former SRC director and Research Scientist Emeritus, has been selected by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research as this year’s recipient of the Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research. The Warren J. Mitofsky Award for…

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Tax reform, stock prices keep confidence high

February 2nd, 2018

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment has remained largely unchanged for more than a year at very favorable levels, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. The January Sentiment figure was just 0.2 Index-points below December’s, and just 1.1 points below…

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Population Studies Center announces new program

February 1st, 2018

ANN ARBOR—A new program within the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research will be an incubator for young researchers from across University of Michigan. The new program, the Population Dynamics and Health Program, will focus on the…

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The economic legacy of the Great Migration

January 18th, 2018

ANN ARBOR—When black Americans migrated out of the South in the 1930s and ’40s, their children benefited by leaps and bounds, according to a University of Michigan study using U.S. Census data. Compared to a group that did not leave…

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U-M Economist, Research Scientist and ISR Founding Member James N. Morgan Dies at 99

January 10th, 2018

James N. Morgan, an economist who created the longest-running intergenerational household survey in the world, died on January 8, 2018 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was 99 and lived in Ann Arbor. Continue reading

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