Latest Michael T. French Stories

Your High School Grade Point Average Could Affect Your Income
2014-05-19 03:08:44

University of Miami A team of researchers led by Michael T. French, professor of health economics at the University of Miami (UM), finds that high school grade point average (GPA) is a strong predictor of future earnings. The findings, published recently in the Eastern Economic Journal, show that a one-point increase in high school GPA raises annual earnings in adulthood by around 12 percent for men and 14 percent for women. Although previous studies have found a relationship between...

2011-12-15 17:28:42

Alcohol use has often been linked to criminal activity on the part of both perpetrators as well as victims. While this relationship has been well documented among adults, fewer studies have explored this relationship among adolescents. A new study has found a strong relationship between drinking during adolescence and the commission of crimes, and criminal victimization, for both genders. Results will be published in the March 2012 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research...

In A Down Economy, Drinking Goes Up
2011-10-13 08:15:25

Researchers from the University of Miami and the University of Colorado find a connection between macroeconomic conditions and excessive alcohol drinking Previous studies have found that health outcomes improve during an economic downturn. Job loss means less money available for potentially unhealthy behaviors such as excessive drinking, according to existing literature on employment and alcohol consumption. A new study by health economist Michael T. French from the University of Miami and...

2009-09-01 06:25:00

A new study indicates that those who drink on a regular basis tend to exercise more frequently than nondrinkers, and those who drink an average of one or two drinks daily appear to be the most physically active. After analyzing data from a government health survey of U.S. adults, researchers discovered that in general, there was a direct correlation between the amount of time people spent exercising and the number of alcoholic drinks they consumed on a monthly basis. Heavy drinkers, or women...

2009-04-22 23:51:38

A University of Miami study reveals physical attractiveness, personality and grooming can impacts grades in high school. Michael T. French, one of the authors of the study, said several previous studies found that physical attractiveness is significantly related to labor market earnings for men and women. However, the study found that physical attractiveness was not the most important non-cognitive predictor of grades, French said. Instead grooming and personality were stronger predictors...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'