Each year, the New York Times Magazine showcases ideas on research and issues that have shaped the past 12 months. Research by Dean Yang and Sharon Maccini exploring the long-term impact of early-life rainfall was selected as a "big idea" in social science for 2009. According to Yang and Maccini, Indonesian women born into rural communities in rainy years grow taller, stay in school longer, and live in households with greater wealth than women born in years with lower rainfall. Learn more about the research by reading the U-M News Services release.
Yang, Maccini featured in New York Times Magazine’s "9th Annual Year in Ideas"
December 11, 2009