New Research on Migration Using the Consumer Credit Panel

In a recently published Demographic Research article, MPC Members Jack DeWaard, associate professor of sociology, and Janna Johnson, assistant professor of social policy and policy analysis, along with Stephan Whitaker, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, provide a comprehensive assessment of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York/Equifax Consumer Credit Panel (CCP) for research on migration within the United States.

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Jack DeWaard, Janna Johnson, and Stephan Whitaker

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In November, the ISRDI was named the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity. The award is given by the Office for Equity and Diversity to honor exemplary campuses, colleges, departments, or units that demonstrate leadership in equity and diversity work.

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Melissa Laska


Congratulations to MPC Member and Epidemiology and Community Health Professor Melissa Laska, who is a recipient of the 2019 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. The award recognizes women faculty at the University of Minnesota who have achieved significant national and international accomplishments and honors those who contribute as leaders on campus. In addition to supporting outstanding women scholars, this award also reflects the University’s strong commitment to future leaders.

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