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Income Inequality Is Changing the Nature of How Parents Invest in Their Kids, Widening Class Divides in the U.S.

A new study shows that rising income inequality in the U.S. has led affluent parents to increase spending on their children, widening the gap in child investment along class lines. The results suggest that income inequality erodes the equality of...
22-May-2018 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right”

On a late summer evening in 2017, members of the far-right descended on Charlottesville, Virginia with tiki-torches held up in defense of confederate general Robert E. Lee’s statue in what was dubbed a “Unite the Right” rally, which had been...
3-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gendered Stereotypes Can Penalize Women for Having Good Grades

A first-of-its-kind study of recent college graduates’ academic performance and their transition to the workforce finds that GPA matters little for men, and a high GPA can hurt women job applicants' chances of getting a call back from an employer....
21-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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

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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


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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.
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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

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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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