ISR celebrates Sasha Killewald’s appointment as inaugural Schoeni professor

November 29, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected]) ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) is celebrating the launch of its first named professorship, recognizing Sasha Killewald, Ph.D., as the Robert F. Schoeni Research Professor during a presentation on Nov. 14,...

New York Times highlights key HRS data in reporting on aging and caregiving

November 23, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected]) ANN ARBOR — The New York Times relied heavily on data from the Institute for Social Research (ISR) in a recent major piece on the United States’ aging population and cost of caregiving. “Dying Broke” drew on a great deal of data from ISR’s Health...

Personal finances improve while economic outlook darkens

November 22, 2023

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment fell back a modest 2.5 index points, or 4%, in November, extending what is now a four-month stretch of consecutive declines, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. While consumers’ views of their personal finances improved, their economic...

ICPSR to facilitate researcher access to Meta’s API Products

November 21, 2023

ANN ARBOR–Meta Content Library API, used by researchers to analyze real-time public-facing data from Facebook and Instagram, is now integrated with the Social Media Archive (SOMAR) at ICPSR.   Meta Content Library is accessible through two interfaces: a graphical user interface and a...

The psychological consequences of political violence

November 21, 2023

ANN ARBOR—Thousands have been killed in the Israel-Hamas war since Oct. 7. And watching, and experiencing, all of this violence unfold are Palestinian and Israeli children. Researchers Rowell Huesmann and Eric Dubow of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research have studied the...

Visiting Scholars Program

November 20, 2023

The ISR DEI Office is pleased to announce the launch of the DEI Visiting Scholars Program. The goal of this program is to increase the diversity of scholars with close ties to ISR. A pilot version of this program in the Survey Research Center has resulted in new collaborations that…

New paper explores the impact of family ties on older adults

November 15, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected]) ANN ARBOR — Family connections draw special attention around the holidays, but there may be more to holiday gatherings than spending time with relatives. New research indicates that family ties in older adults have a positive impact on their mental...

Confidence drops amid inflation frustration

October 27, 2023

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment fell back about 6% this October after inching down slightly for two consecutive months, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. One-year expected business conditions plunged 16% and expectations over consumers’ own personal finances in the...

IRIS receives grant for new project assessing strategic investments for regional jobs

October 26, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected]) ANN ARBOR — The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research has received a $4.5 million grant to study how strategic investments have impacted the creation of jobs in key...

Insights speaker series talk explores long-term healthcare impact of US criminal justice system

October 25, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected]) ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research continued its Insights speaker series on (date) with a lecture from Mike Mueller-Smith on how mass incarceration affects the long-term well-being of the aging United States...

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