Jerald Bachman

Distinguished Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research and Research Professor, Youth and Social Issues, Institute for Social Research

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Jerald Bachman is a Research Professor and University Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of Michigan’s, Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center, and a principal investigator on the Monitoring the Future study since its inception in 1975. In 1965 he initiated the Youth in Transition project and has authored three books and many articles based on Monitoring the Future Research. His scientific publications focus on youth and social issues, and his current research interests include drug use and attitudes about drugs; other values, attitudes, and behaviors of youth; military plans and experiences; and public opinion as related to a number of other social issues.


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