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Rich get richer: U-M study shows changes in income, spending of America’s families

May 9th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Families with the highest incomes continue to experience increases in income at a higher rate than the average family, according to the University of Michigan’s Panel Study of Income Dynamics. The study, which tracks employment, income, wealth, health, childbearing…

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Recognizing food brands puts preschoolers at risk for obesity

May 3rd, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Young children who recognize food name brands, such as Lucky Charms, M&M’s and Cheetos, often eat unhealthy items that lead to their high body mass index. The risk of this weight gain, according to a new University of Michigan…

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U-M professor elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 2nd, 2017

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan professor Donald Kinder is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates named to the National Academy of Sciences this year, the organization announced today. “It is most fitting that Don Kinder’s path-breaking contributions to the…

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Adjusting psychiatric meds may reduce fall risk in older adults

May 1st, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Simply adjusting the dose of an older adult’s psychiatric medication could reduce his or her risk of falling, a new University of Michigan study suggests. The study found that a moderate increase in depressive symptoms among people over 65 was…

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Consumer sentiment remains on high plateau in April

April 28th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment in April continued to travel on the high plateau established following Donald Trump’s election, with only minor deviations from its five-month average of 97.4, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. There is widespread…

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Survey finds health disparities in two Pacific Islander populations

April 12th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—A survey of two groups of Pacific Islanders draws comparisons between the health of two populations of Pacific Islanders residing in California, revealing they lag behind the state in several key areas of health. Led by Sela Panapasa, a…

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U-Michigan historian wins Pulitzer for Attica book

April 11th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—A book by Heather Ann Thompson, professor and historian at the University of Michigan, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in history. Thompson is the author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its…

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American National Election Studies releases 2016 election data

April 3rd, 2017

ANN ARBOR—With public responses on polarizing political issues, such as immigration,  trade, and health care, the latest data from the American National Election Studies (ANES) at the University of Michigan are now available. Since 1948, ANES has conducted benchmark election…

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Partisanship Rules Consumer Sentiment in March

March 31st, 2017

ANN ARBOR—The continued strength in consumer sentiment has been due to optimistic views on three critical components: higher incomes and wealth, more favorable job prospects, and low inflation expectations. All of these factors, however, have been influenced by partisanship, according…

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Partisanship dominates consumer optimism in February

February 24th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Although consumer confidence edged downward in February, the overall average in the past three months was the highest in more than a decade, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. Normally, the implication would be that…

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