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Coronavirus outbreak highlights inequities in health care, employment systems

U-M poverty scholar H. Luke Shaefer discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect hourly workers and families with low wages and how the healthcare system disproportionately helps wealthier people in the U.S. March 17, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #HealthandWellness #GovernmentandPolitics #Poverty #InfectiousDiseases #COVID-19 #HLukeShaefer ​​​​​​​​​​


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Affordable Care Act Helped Make Health Insurance Access More Equal, but Racial and Ethnic Gaps Remain

U-M Economist Thomas Buchmueller and Survey Research Center Research Professor Helen Levy co-author a study about Medicare and how it has disproportionately helped minorities in the United States. March 3, 2020. #5mins #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Health/Wellness #Society #healthcare #Medicare/Medicaid #Inequality #RaceandEthnicity ​​​​​​​​​​


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University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Welcomes StoryCorps, the Groundbreaking Oral History Organization

U-M Institute for Social Research welcomes StoryCorps, which is an independent nonprofit organization that aims to preserve and share humanity's stories to bring more compassion to the world. March 9, 2020. #5mins #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Society #History #SocialCampaigns #compassion


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Resilient Consumers: Sentiment Remains High

University of Michigan Survey of Consumers shows that consumers will not be deterred to stop spending and they believe the economy is still very strong strong, even with slow economic growth. January 31, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Business #Society #Economics ​​​​​​​


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Family Caregivers Are Rarely Asked About Needing Assistance With Caring for Older Adults

According to research conducted by John Hopkin's School of Public Health, family caregivers are rarely asked if they need support in managing an older family member's healthcare needs. January 27, 2020. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #HealthandWellness #Society #healthcare #FamilyMedicine ​​​​​​​​


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Finding Your Strength: Transcending the Binary

U-M Institute for Social Research survey specialist Peter Batra partnered with Transcend the Binary to better understand the experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming folks in the Metro Detroit area. November 25, 2019. #5mins #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Society #GenderEquity #SocialCampaigns


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Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk of Dementia

University of Exeter partnered with U-M and two other universities researching how living a healthy lifestyle decreases the risk of genetic dementia. July 15, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #HealthandWellness #Science #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #KennethLanga ​​​​​​​​


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Americans Reflect on Apollo 11 and the Space Program

50 years after NASA first landed on the moon, Americans continue to be more impressed with the achievements and discoveries in space, according to recent surveys. July 17, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Government/Politics #Society #SpaceScience #Technology ​​​​​​​​