Prof. Matthew Kahn examined the referenda results and found that minority, low-income and inner-city voters and renters are most likely to support more public funding for pre-K.
Prof. Leah Platt Boustan’s research on immigrant patterns found that native born to hold a bachelor’s degree and they’re much more likely than the native born to hold a higher degree like a master’s degree. http://blogs.voanews.com/all-about-america/2015/05/08/this-us-ethnic-group-makes-the-most-money/
Xi Song’s paper entitled “Heterogeneous Grandparent Effects: The Effect of Grandparents’ Education on Grandchildren’s Education in One-Parent and Two-Parent Families” has been selected to receive an honorable mention for this year’s American Sociological Association Family Section Graduate Paper award.
Prof. Till von Wachter’s reviews and comments on the effect of the Los Angeles wage hike on the economy were mentioned in MyNewsLA.
Danielle Callendar has been awarded a Ford Fellowship for 2015-16. Congratulations, Danielle!
Prof. Leah Platt Boustan’s data showed that the immigrants in the past already arrived looking pretty good relative to natives so there wasn’t much of a gap on average to close.
Prof. Leonardo Bursztyn’s research study on the effect of peer pressure on educational investments among Hispanic high school students was mentioned in the news article.
Prof. Gary Gate’s report on the LGBT community was mentioned in the news article.
Graduate student Sung Park won an award for her 2015 PAA Poster, “Homeleaving During the Transition to Adulthood: A Comparison of Two American Cohorts”.
Graduate student Goleen Samari won an award for her 2015 PAA Poster, “Cross Border Ties and Arab American Mental Health”.
Congratulations to Sung and Goleen!
Prof. Till von Wachter’s peer review on labor and employment, Beacon Economics, and the Economic Roundtable was mentioned in the podcast.