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Understanding and Addressing Racial Health Inequalities

In this episode of the “Michigan Minds” podcast, Margaret Hicken of the U-M Institute for Social Research discusses how place, history and the environment factor into racial health inequalities. June 10, 2020. #15-30minutes #InstituteforSocialResearch #Society #podcast ...


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Divorce drives early withdrawal from retirement accounts

U-M economist Frank Stafford discusses the reason people withdraw from their retirement funds early; divorce. May 19, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Society #Research #Finance #Divorce #FrankStafford ​​​​​​​​​


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How COVID-19 is Impacting Older Adults

Michigan Minds hosted School of Public Health assistant professor Lindsay Kobayashi and Institute for Social Research researcher Jessica Finlay discusses how COVID-19 is affecting and impacting older adults. May 4, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #InstituteforSocialResearch ...


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Coronavirus: Release of Older At-risk Prisoners with Violent Records Poses Little Crime Risk

Michigan Law faculty associate J.J. Prescott discusses officials granting early parole releases to low-risk prisoners due to COVID-19 health risks, and how it is also safe for older, violent prisoners to be released since they are at risk. April 20, 2020. #5mins #web-article ...


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Restoring Consumer Confidence

U-M Survey of Consumers Director Richard Curtin discusses the difficulty of restoring the economy post-COVID-19 global pandemic and how to restore consumer confidence. April 17, 2020. #5mins #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Health/Wellness #Consumerism #COVID-19


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How COVID-19 is Impacting the Student Achievement Gap

U-M Psychology Professor Pamela Davis-Kean discusses how COVID-19 will have a significant impact on children’s achievement in school and on achievement in general. April 17, 2020. #15-30-mins #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Health/Wellness #COVID-19 #Children ​


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Coronavirus, Marriage and Depression

U-M researcher William Axinn and team find that it is harder to escape a "bad" marriage during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a powerful, independent risk factor for major depressive disorder. April 14, 2020. #5mins #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Health/Wellness ...


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Mandated TB Vaccination Predicts Flattened Curves for COVID-19 Spread

U-M Psychology graduate student Martha Berg and team find that countries that mandated TB vaccination also had a flattened curve for COVID-19 spread. April 13, 2020. #5mins #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Health/Wellness #InfectiousDiseases #COVID-19


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Coping with COVID-19: Adults turn to alcohol, marijuana

U-M Social Work associate professor Shawna Lee and doctoral student Kaitlin Ward have collaborated on a report that shows one in four adults in the United States have utilized marijuana or alcohol to improve their moods during COVID-19 pandemic. April 22, 2020. # ...


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U-M releases resource guide for nonprofits seeking public assistance

U-M Youth's Policy Lab has developed a new resource guide that offers timely information for Michigan nonprofits providing emergency response services as a result of COVID-19. April 23, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Science ...