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ISR News Releases


ISR and the Truman/Dewey upset

April 18th, 2012

The two questions were tacked on at the last minute to a Survey Research Center (SRC) survey on foreign policy: “In the presidential elections next month, are you almost certain to vote, uncertain, or won’t you vote?” (If certain or…

Christoph Nolte (Photo by Eva Menezes/ISR)

Christoph Nolte: Studying the economic tradeoffs of land conservation in Brazil

April 18th, 2012

Christoph Nolte is the winner of the 2012 Marshall Weinberg Population, Development, and Climate Change Fellowship, administered jointly by the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research.


Honors & Awards

April 18th, 2012

Here are some of the recent achievements of ISR researchers:

Palestinian Bedouin boys from a marginal community outside Gaza City play as they look out of their courtyard gate Nov. 3, 2008, in Malalha in the Gaza Strip. Photo credit: Abid Katib/Getty Images

Hidden costs of war: Middle East violence and its effect on children

April 18th, 2012

Wars have obvious victims. The dead, the injured. Those left behind. But there is another class of victims that often goes unnoticed: children.

Benkí helps son Félix tackle homework. Photo courtesy of José Benkí.

ISR in the Community: En Nuestra Lengua

April 18th, 2012

José Benkí and Teresa Satterfield speak Spanish at home with their two boys. They read books in Spanish, fix dinner in Spanish, and play games in Spanish. But when Angel goes to preschool, and Felix goes to second grade, their…

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Testing successful aging program with low-income seniors

April 11th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—With an $886,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation, researchers from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research are conducting an innovative field experiment designed to improve the lives of older, lower-income people.

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“Afflictions” films start Culture, Mind, and Brain conference

April 9th, 2012

Ethnographic filmmaker and anthropologist Robert Lemelson combines scholarship and cinema artistry in his acclaimed film series, “Afflictions.” This Friday afternoon, Lemelson will be screening two of the films in this series on campus at the start of the annual conference…

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Consumer confidence edges upward in March

April 2nd, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Consumer confidence edged upward as more favorable income and job trends offset rising gas prices, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.  The Surveys, conducted by the…

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U-M Health & Retirement Study adds genetic data to NIH database

March 27th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study, a 20-year nationwide survey of the health, economic, and social status of older Americans conducted by the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR), has added genetic information from 12,500 consenting…

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U-M study: Parsing the pill’s impact on women’s wages

March 26th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Although women continue to lag behind men in pay, the gender wage gap has narrowed considerably since the 1960s. Now a new University of Michigan study is the first to quantify the impact of the pill on women’s…

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