A weekly link round-up of sociological work – work by sociologists, referencing sociologists, or just of interest to sociologists. This scatterplot feature is co-produced with Mike Bader.
- Caitlyn Collins writes in Slate about her comparative research on parents and parenting, focusing on fatherhood in egalitarian Sweden.
- Dorsa Amir offers excellent advice for new graduate students.
- Learning styles seem to predict how students like to learn, not what strategies actually help them learn.
- The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession devoted their first newsletter of the year to the topic of sexual harassment in the academy.
- Economists Naidu et al discuss their recent work on monopsony power in the labor market, and how it can explain a big part of the rise in inequality over the past few decades.
- Historian of psychology Kira Lussier looks at the corporate history of personality testing and how that thread connects to the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal.
- “information from the 1940 Census was secretly used in one of the worst violations of constitutional rights in U.S. history: the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.”
- “Republican voters are much more unified on cultural issues than Democrats are, but less unified on economic questions.”