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U.S. State Policy Contexts and Physical Health among Midlife Adults

Jennifer Karas Montez, Blakelee R. Kemp, Jacob M. Grumbach
June 8, 2022

Perceived impacts of COVID-19 on wellbeing among US working-age adults with ADL difficulty

Claire B.Pendergrast, Shannon M.Monnat
This study compares perceived COVID-19 physical and mental health, social and financial impacts for US working-age adults with and without ADL difficulty.
June 1, 2022

Churn in the older adult SNAP population

Colleen Heflin, Leslie Hodges, Irma Arteaga, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka
June 1, 2022

See related: Health Policy

The Economics of COVID-19

Badi H. Baltagi
The threats and complexities from the COVID-19 pandemic shock are the core subject of this latest volume in the Contributions to Economic Analysis series.
June 1, 2022

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Sociologist Shannon Monnat to Lead Center for Policy Research

A demographer and sociologist whose work focuses on population health will serve as the next director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR), the oldest interdisciplinary social science research program at the Maxwell School. Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and professor of sociology, will begin the position on July 1, 2022. 

May 16, 2022

Wiemers Talks to the New York Times About Wealth Created by the Pandemic Housing Market

Emily Wiemers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was quoted in the New York Times article "The Extraordinary Wealth Created by the Pandemic Housing Market."

May 2, 2022

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Age Pattern of Adult Mortality

Andrew London, Scott Landes

"Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Age Pattern of Adult Mortality," written by sociologists Andrew London and Scott Landes, was published in Biodemography and Social Biology.

April 27, 2022

See related: Longevity

Maxwell Faculty, Staff and Students Honored at 2022 One University Awards Ceremony

The 2022 One University Awards were held Friday, April 22, in Hendricks Chapel. The annual event honors members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service.

April 27, 2022

See related: Awards & Honors

Lopoo Joins National Panel Examining Behavioral Economics

Maxwell School faculty member Leonard Lopoo is one of 13 scholars from across the country who have been selected to serve on a prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine panel that will explore behavioral economics.

April 21, 2022

Schwartz Weighs in on School Transitions in Boston Globe Article

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, was quoted in the Boston Globe article "Once a crown jewel of BPS, Roxbury’s Timilty Middle School will close in June. Will its history of transformation be remembered?"

April 18, 2022

Material Hardship and the Living Arrangements of Older Adults

Colleen Heflin, Hannah Patnaik

“Material Hardship and the Living Arrangements of Older Adults,” written by Colleen Heflin and Hannah Patnaik, was published in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

April 12, 2022

See related: Aging, Food Security

The Institutional Grammar in Policy Process Research

Saba Siddiki, Christopher K. Frantz
April 12, 2022

Econometric Analysis of Panel Data, 6th Edition

Badi H. Baltagi

This textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to panel data econometrics, an area that has enjoyed considerable growth over the last two decades.

April 6, 2022

Silverstein Comments on Multigenerational Living in New York Times Article

Merril Silverstein, Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging, was quoted in the New York Times article, "The Nuclear Family Is No Longer the Norm. Good."

March 31, 2022

Monnat Study on Support from Adult Children, Parent Health Published in JRSS

Shelley Clark, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Shannon M. Monnat

"Support from Adult Children and Parental Health in Rural America," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in the Journal of Rural Social Sciences.

March 11, 2022

See related: Aging, Child & Elder Care

Saba Siddiki Named Chapple Professor

Saba Siddiki has been named the Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy at the Maxwell School. She is the fourth faculty member to hold the professorship, created in 2006 with a gift from alumnus and Maxwell School Advisory Board member John H. Chapple ’75 B.A. (PSc)/’11 Hon.

March 11, 2022

Heflin Discusses Teen Food Insecurity, Education on This Week in Sociological Perspective Podcast

Professor Colleen Heflin was interviewed on the This Week in Sociological Perspective podcast about her upcoming paper, "Exposure to Food Insecurity during Adolescence and Educational Attainment."

March 7, 2022

Drake Addresses Long-Standing Problems of Educational Inequality in New Book

Sean J. Drake

In his new book, "Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb" (University of California Press, 2022), Sean J. Drake looks at how race and class intersect, contributing to educational inequality and modern school segregation. 

February 25, 2022

Monnat's Research Cited in NY Times Article on Trump, Canadian Truckers' Protests

A study co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat was cited in the New York Times article, "There’s a Reason Trump Loves the Truckers." 
February 22, 2022

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Volcker Symposium - Promoting Pro-Social Behavior

Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall

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The topic of this year's symposium is "Promoting Pro-Social Behavior." Panelists include Alix Barasch (NYU), Syon Bhanot (Swarthmore College), Sandra Goff (Skidmore College), and Sandra Polania-Reyes (Notre Dame). For more information about this event, please contact Katrina Fiacchi at kfiacchi@syr.edu or visit the Volcker Symposium website


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