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  1. Working students see academic benefit

    Investment in Detroit youth pays off for students struggling with academics.

  2. ‘It’s about how we survive’

    50-year study reveals multigenerational trends and truths about poverty, families, and American culture.

  3. Just in time

    New smart technologies could revolutionize the way people cope with medical and behavioral problems.

  4. Monitoring the future

    Whether it’s LSD or e-cigarettes, U-M researchers have spent 40 years citing the substances that captivate our nation’s youth. Learn what history has taught.

  5. The new American family

    Society’s fundamental building block has morphed from the cookie-cutter norms of the last century to a vivid array of possibilities.

  6. To retire or not to retire?

    Once upon a time, baby boomers were typecast as feckless do-nothings who cared only for sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Lately, however, people born between 1946 and 1964 have taken on a new role: workaholic. According to a new U-M study, boomers now hitting retirement age are hanging onto their jobs like never before. In fact, some are forgetting to retire altogether.

  7. Generation X: U-M survey paints positive portrait

    Study: They’ve been stereotyped as a bunch of insecure, angst-ridden, underachievers. But most members of Generation X are leading active, balanced, and happy lives.

  8. Actually, it doesn't take a village

    “In the African villages that I study in Mali, children fare as well in nuclear families as they do in extended families,” says U-M professor Beverly Strassmann.