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  • Paper: Civic participation can bridge social-class segregation

    Photo of Richard Benton, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois.

    Research from U. of I. labor professor Richard Benton says there’s a strong correlation between civic participation and improving the prestige of one’s social network.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Richard Benton, call 217-265-5121; email