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Redistribution of wealth could boost consumption rate

May 23rd, 2018

ANN ARBOR—Want to boost the consumption rate in the United States? Transfer wealth from the top 20 percent of earners to the bottom 80 percent, according to a University of Michigan study. The study is the first to consider the…

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A ‘STEM’ parent boosts girls’ participation in science degrees

December 21st, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Even when girls perform just as well as boys on standardized math tests, they are half as likely to major in science at college. However, having one parent or guardian work in the STEM (science, technology, engineering or math)…