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New Study Finds that Countries’ Wealth Inequality is Independent from Income Inequality and Linked to the Distribution of Housing Equity

A new study in the American Sociological Review shows that comparing countries in terms of their wealth inequality instead of income inequality provides a fundamentally different picture of nations’ relative level of economic inequality.
26-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sociologists to Explore Topics of Racism, White Supremacy, Nationalism, Critical Race Theory, and More at ASA Virtual Annual Meeting, Aug. 6-10; Press Registration Open

Thousands of sociologists whose work provides insights on vital topics such as race and racism, white nationalism, critical race theory, impacts of the pandemic, and issues confronting Asian-Americans, will meet at the American Sociological...
19-Jul-2021 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Sociological Association Honors Leaders in the Discipline

The American Sociological Association (ASA) proudly announces the 2021 award recipients, the highest honors the association confers. Awardees, selected by committees directly appointed by the ASA Council, will be honored on August 8 as part of...
16-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Prudence Carter Elected 113th ASA President; Mignon Moore Voted Vice President

WASHINGTON, DC—Prudence L. Carter, E.H. and Mary E. Pardee Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education, University of California-Berkeley, has been elected the 113th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Mignon R....
4-Jun-2021 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Political Context and Infant Health in the United States

Researchers examine how infant health, which has far-reaching implications for future population health, has been impacted by political context, specifically the political party of the president or governor.
25-May-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Explores How Sexism Within Religious Congregations Shapes Women’s Health

A new study has found that sexism in religious institutions can limit the health benefits of religious participation for women.
23-Mar-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Explores How Racism and Threat Perception Play Out in Criminal Law

In a new study, Scott Duxbury, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UNC, considers whether racial threat drove states to adopt punitive sentencing laws. His findings reveal that punitive sentencing laws, which have been implicated in racial disparity...
29-Jan-2021 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

CONTAGIOUS ADDICTION: Opioid Prescriptions Increase Likelihood of Family Members’ Use

A new study in the American Sociological Review carefully traces the contagion of opioid use among families. The study’s conclusions should impact how and when opioids are prescribed, particularly when driven by patient demand.
18-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Vaccines and COVID-19

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Sociologists Available to Comment on Police Brutality and Racial Inequality

The murders of George Floyd and Jacob Blake are part of a continuum of police brutality toward Black individuals, which too often ends with murder. Sociologists study how this issue of police violence is related to class, race, and inequality.
4-Sep-2020 5:30 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Schools Reopening During a Pandemic

As school districts grapple with how to plan for the start of the 2020 school year, parents, teachers, and administrators are divided on the best approach. Sociologists study education, families, inequality, access, and a number of other issues...
16-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Sexual Misconduct

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Sociologists Available to Comment on Ireland's Referendum on Abortion

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Florida School Shooting

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Las Vegas Massacre

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

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