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Study: Today’s College Graduates Facing Greater Competition for Good Jobs

College graduates are more likely to take less-skilled jobs in recent years than ever before, and a new study from the University of North Carolina says the expansion of higher education has made each bachelor’s degree seem less exceptional to...
22-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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“Feeling Race” and Other Crucial Issues: Join Thousands of Sociologists Aug. 11-14 in Philadelphia

As controversies over overt racism, White Nationalism, #MeToo, income inequality, immigration and social polarization dominate the American conversation, more than 5,500 sociologists whose work provides insights on these and other vital topics will...
12-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More than Half of Survey Respondents Support a Refusal of Service

A study by sociologists examines public views regarding the denial of services to same-sex and interracial couples. In a fictional scenario, respondents were asked whether they believed that a business owner should be allowed to deny service....
14-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UT-Austin’s Christine Williams Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Christine Williams, Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin, has been elected the 111th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has been elected ASA Vice...
8-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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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.
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