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Peter Bearman

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Peter Bearman's Biography

Peter Shawn Bearman (born 1956) is an American sociologist. He is Jonathan Cole Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University and the founding director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy.

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  • Debate continues: Is autism really growing?

      News Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | 10 months ago
    Those three sets of numbers all purport to show the rate of autism in today's world. The 1 in 88 figure is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's official estimate of how many children in America have an autism diagnosis. It is
  • CDC: Autism is more common than previously thought

      News Source: USA Today | over 2 years ago
    Autism rates continue to skyrocket, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released new figures today, showing a 23% increase from 2006 to 2008. One in 88 American children is now on the autism spectrum, the CDC said, up
  • Big City: Did You Give the Doorman Enough?

      News Source: The New York Times | over 2 years ago
    Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times Joseph Thompson at the Ardsley, on Central Park West. Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times Nelson Pacheco at the Austin, on West 79th. Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times The salary cap for unionized doormen in the

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  • Autism Numbers Higher Than Previously Thought Says CDC ...

      Blog Source: www.growingyourbaby.com | over 2 years ago
    “I don't believe the whole thing is diagnostic,” says Peter Bearman, Columbia University sociologist. Marc Weisskopf, epidemiologist and associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health strongly believes that environmental factors ...
  • CDC: Autism is more common than previously thought | Youth ...

      Blog Source: www.youthcanvas.com | over 2 years ago
    At least some of the increase is due to better awareness and diagnosis, however, “I don't believe the whole thing is diagnostic,” says Peter Bearman, a Columbia University sociologist who studies autism rates in California. He says his data are ..
  • 1 IN 88 CHILDREN NOW DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM : Santa ...

      Blog Source: www.santamonicadispatch.com | over 2 years ago
    Dr. Peter Bearman of Columbia University was funded by the NIH to answer this very question. His findings have revealed that the increase in prevalence is only partly explained by a broadening of the diagnosis, improved detection, and more ...

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