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Active Participation in Voluntary Organizations Declining Faster Than Checkbooks Can Keep Up

The decline in active memberships in civic groups, fraternal organizations and other local associations is greater than the increase in checkbook memberships, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Home Foreclosure Symptom, Not Cause for Increased Crime Rates, Research Shows

High levels of foreclosures in a community do not independently lead to increased crime rates, as previously believed, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.