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Study Explores Why There Is No Labor Party in the United States

The improbable rise of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign presents an interesting question: why is Sanders, a self-proclaimed “democratic socialist,” running as a Democrat? “In any other industrialized country, Sanders would likely be the...
26-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Dispels Myth About Propensity of U.S. Millionaires to Move From High to Low Tax States

The view that the rich are highly mobile has gained much political traction in recent years and has become a central argument in debates about whether there should be “millionaire taxes” on top-income earners. But a new study dispels the common...
23-May-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them

Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income — but only among families with children, a new study has found.
25-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

States With Punitive Justice Systems Have Higher Rates of Foster Care, Study Finds

The number of children in foster care across the country is driven not solely by child abuse and neglect, but by states’ varying politics and approaches to social problems, a new University of Washington (UW) study finds.
19-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Minorities’ Homicide Victimization Rates Fall Significantly Compared to Whites’

A new study reveals that while homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups.
28-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Sociological Association Names Nancy Weinberg Kidd New Executive Officer

The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced today that Nancy Weinberg Kidd will succeed the retiring Sally T. Hillsman as the Association’s executive officer in September.
30-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People in Their 60s Uniquely Benefit From Giving Advice Despite Fewer Chances to Offer It

A new study reveals that individuals in their 60s who give advice to a broad range of people tend to see their lives as especially meaningful. At the same time, this happens to be the age when opportunities for dispensing advice become increasingly...
8-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Accepting a Job Below One’s Skill Level Can Adversely Affect Future Employment Prospects

Accepting a job below one’s skill level can be severely penalizing when applying for future employment because of the perception that someone who does this is less committed or less competent, according to new research from a sociologist at The...
3-Mar-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Transgender-Related Issues

Earlier this year, North Carolina brought the transgender community into the spotlight by passing legislation requiring people to use public bathrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificates. The American Sociological Association...
24-May-2016 2:30 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Transgender-Related Issues

24-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Sociologist Available to Discuss Antigovernment Protest in Oregon

5-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST

Sociologist Available to Discuss Antigovernment Protest in Oregon

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has a sociologist available to discuss the situation in Oregon involving armed antigovernment protesters.
5-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Mass Shootings and Gun Culture

In the wake of yesterday’s tragic event in San Bernardino, California, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss mass shootings and gun culture.
3-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Mass Shootings and Gun Culture

3-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday-Related Topics: Family, Religion, Consumerism, and Mental Health

19-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday-Related Topics: Family, Religion, Consumerism, and Mental Health

As the holiday season begins, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss holiday-related topics, including family, religion, consumerism, and mental health.
19-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST

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