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Does Medical Expansion Improve Population Health?

The escalating influence of modern biomedical conceptions of health and illness now dominate healthcare delivery. A new study finds that this expanding “medical industrial complex” is not straightforwardly responsible for improved life...
22-Feb-2018 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Did Our Politics Get Us Here? Sociological Research Provides a Good Answer

At the heart of the matter is a legitimate question that deserves to be considered not only for its importance to Trump’s victory, but also as it relates to many other governments worldwide and throughout history. The pressing question is: How...
1-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Alumni From Britain’s Top Private Schools Are 94 Times More Likely to Reach Elite Positions

The alumni of nine leading private schools are 94 times more likely to reach the most powerful elite positions in British society than those who attended any other school, according to a unique historical analysis of Who’s Who led by researchers...
29-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Big Data May Amplify Existing Police Surveillance Practices

With access to more personal data than ever before, police have the power to solve crimes more quickly, but in practice, the influx of information tends to amplify existing practices, according to sociological research at the University of Texas at...
6-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Youth Who Experience Violent Victimization Seek Intimate Relationships at an Earlier Age

A new American Sociological Review study has found that experiencing violence as an adolescent leads to early romantic relationships and cohabitating. On average, they found that victimized youth entered romantic relationships nine months earlier...
5-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Understanding Alternative Reasons Behind Climate Change Denial Could Help Bridge Divide

Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change.
13-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Job Centers Offer Little Help for the Unemployed

If you are unemployed and looking for a job, the best way to get government-funded training and help finding a job is to prove you are “unemployable.”
9-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

"Getting to 80%” on Energy Cutbacks Cannot Occur Unless Behaviors Change

California’s plan to cut energy consumption by 80 percent by 2050 cannot be achieved with current proposed policy changes because most solutions focus on changing technologies rather than changing behavior, a new UC Davis study suggests.
14-Aug-2017 3:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Florida School Shooting

16-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Las Vegas Massacre

2-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Sociologists available to discuss tax policy and tax reform, including the Child Tax Credit, social policies, and property taxation.

7-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Social Implications of Health Care Policy

26-Jul-2017 3:00 PM EDT

Sociologist Available to Discuss Government Leaks and Policy within the Media

The ASA has a sociologist available to discuss how leaks of classified information shape policy discourse.
25-Jul-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Refugees and Immigration

The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the latest news related to refugees, Muslims, and immigration.
22-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Orlando Nightclub Massacre

13-Jun-2016 11:55 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Orlando Nightclub Massacre

The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the Orlando nightclub massacre from a variety of perspectives.
13-Jun-2016 11:50 AM EDT

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