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Latino Michiganders: Key findings from U-M Poverty Solutions

Oct 15, 2021
ANN ARBOR—As National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the culture and contributions of Latinos in the U.S., comes to a close, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan highlights key data from its research that relates to Latinos...
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Morenoff identifies groups unlikely to get vaccinated

Aug 5, 2021 Second Wave - Michigan
After compiling data for the Detroit Metro Area Community Survey (DMACS), Jeffrey Morenoff, professor of sociology and public policy, found an alarming conclusion. Adults living with families with children under 18 are less likely to get vaccinated...
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Wileden examines COVID-19 racial disparities in Detroit

Mar 3, 2021 Brookings
"One in every 645 Black people in the United States can expect to die from COVID-19, per data from February 2021. Blacks are 2.1 times more likely than whites to die from the virus. In fact, if Blacks had the same death rate as whites from COVID-19,...
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Gerber and Morenoff seek to understand vaccine hesitancy in Detroit

Jan 25, 2021 Model D
"It really jumped out that for people of color in general, and Blacks specifically, how important it is to get a [vaccination] recommendation from a health care provider or government health officials," said Jeffrey Morenoff, commenting on findings...
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Elizabeth Gerber on Detroiters' perceptions and priorities

Mar 8, 2019
To help produce more welcome, meaningful, effective investments in and around Detroit, U-M’s Detroit Metropolitan Area Communities Study (DMACS) aims to gather and disseminate “timely, relevant intel on Detroit public opinion.” Professor Elisabeth...
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Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices

Apr 20, 2018
To help Detroit leaders better craft programs and policies that respond to community needs, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help University of Michigan researchers collect and report Detroit residents' opinions on...