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MPRC faculty contribute to theoretical and applied developments in their various fields as well as to discussions that impact public policy. Some recent news stories are abstracted below.

Katharine Abraham cited in safety net for unemployed in COVID-19 pandemic

Katharine Abraham cited in safety net for unemployed in COVID-19 pandemic

The U.S. lags behind other developed countries relative to unemployment benefits, according to researchers in a new paper published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Olivia Carter-Pokras comments on racism and impact of coronavirus on marginalized communities

Olivia Carter-Pokras comments on racism and impact of coronavirus on marginalized communities

Scholars discussed how systemic racism in the United States has made historically marginalized communities more vulnerable to coronavirus

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Rashawn Ray, Yuko Hara honored

Rashawn Ray, Yuko Hara honored

District of Columbia Sociological Society honors scholars

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Sacoby Wilson cited in environmental justice and green COVID-19 recovery

Sacoby Wilson cited in environmental justice and green COVID-19 recovery

The disparities of infections on essential workers and communities of color reinforce how any climate plan must focus on equity.

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Philip Cohen comments on political love gap

Philip Cohen comments on political love gap

The number of people who are looking for a partner but believe it’s not possible to date a person of the opposite political affiliation has risen.

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Madhavan leads team to study kinship effects

Madhavan leads team to study kinship effects

Five-year R01 project will examine kin relationships in Nairobi, Kenya

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Ray comments on Black signaling

Ray comments on Black signaling

Ray was featured in a podcast interview with Drexel University disaster expert, which was picked up by Philadelphia Magazine

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