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ISR News Releases

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Stepfamilies add to caregiver burden: U-M study

September 24th, 2013

ANN ARBOR—Caregiving is always tough, but it’s that much tougher when caregivers have to rely on family ties that are ambiguous, strained or virtually nonexistent, suggests a University of Michigan study. Published online this month in the Journal of Marriage and Family,…


Scientific data repositories issue call for change on funding models for data archives

September 19th, 2013

ANN ARBOR—Representatives of 25 organizations that archive scientific data have released a Call for Action urging the creation of sustainable funding streams for domain repositories—data archives with close ties to scientific communities. The document was developed after a June meeting…

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Extreme binge drinking: How common is it among high school seniors?

September 16th, 2013

ANN ARBOR — A University of Michigan study published online in JAMA Pediatrics finds that ten percent of high school seniors have engaged in extreme binge drinking, drinking 10 or more alcoholic drinks in a single sitting. The study is…

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U-M study: Will companies drop health coverage because of Obamacare?

September 10th, 2013

ANN ARBOR—Will 2014 mark the beginning of the end for employer-sponsored health insurance as we know it? Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, policy experts have debated that very question. Thomas Buchmueller, a business economics professor…

ISR Director's Lectureship Series

Skin Pigmentation and the Vitamin D Compromise: Implications for Life in an Urbanized World

September 10th, 2013

On Wednesday, September 11, Nina Jablonski and George Chaplin from Pennsylvania State University will be giving a lecture titled Skin Pigmentation and the Vitamin D Compromise: Implications for Life in an Urbanized World at 12:00 p.m. in room 6050 of…

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Seminar series launches on causes and prevention of violence

September 3rd, 2013

EVENT:  Seminar series launches on causes and prevention of violence DATE:  Monday, September 9, 2013, 3:30 P.M. PLACE:  U-M Central Campus, Institute for Social Research, 426 Thompson Street, Room 6050, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106-1248 Twitter Hashtag:  #RCGDseminar  DESCRIPTION:  This seminar…

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Marvin Parnes named Managing Director of ISR

September 3rd, 2013

Marvin Parnes, who has been serving as Associate Vice President for Research in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) at the University of Michigan, has been appointed Managing Director of the Institute for Social Research (ISR). “Marvin…

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Consumer confidence eases in August, reflecting economic cross-currents

August 30th, 2013

ANN ARBOR—Consumer confidence eased in August after reaching its highest level in six years in the prior month, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.  Conducted by the U-M…

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Collateral damage: Mortgage crisis dampened zeal for stocks

August 28th, 2013

ANN ARBOR—While many American families lost their homes during the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis, the housing market crash also induced some of the decline in the stock market as investors sold equities and never went back, say University of Michigan…

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Jeffrey Morenoff named director of ISR Population Studies Center

August 20th, 2013

ANN ARBOR—Jeffrey Morenoff has been appointed director of the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR). “Jeff is an exceptionally accomplished researcher who brings tremendous energy and passion to his leadership of the Center,”…

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