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The Wall Street Journal revisits Tom Hirschl's research on income dynamics

Jun 14, 2019

"Over roughly 40 years, 70% of the population made it into the top 20% of earners for at least one year, according to researchers at Cornell University and Washington University in St. Louis. But only about 21% remained there for 10 consecutive years, and even fewer clung to the top rung for a solid decade."

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Grants bolster social sciences research

Apr 26, 2019

The Institute for the Social Sciences has awarded 12 small grants to social science researchers in six colleges and schools at Cornell, including three in CALS. The awards assist scholars as they develop new research and seek external funding.

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To aid Cameroon students with test prep, earn their trust

Apr 25, 2019

When it comes to studying for their all-important baccalaureate exam, students in Cameroon are largely left to their own devices. Now a team of Cornell researchers wants to use those devices to help them prepare for the test.

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Dario Azzellini comments on the Venezualan crisis and the "Bolivian Revolution"

Apr 16, 2019

Creating the space for and allowing the Bolivarian Revolution to flourish is perhaps the most important achievement of Venezuela’s Chavista government — but can it survive the current crisis? Dario Azzellini, George Ciccarello-Maher and VA's Cira Pascual Marquina opine in this abridged ROAR compendium.

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