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.
- While Columbia fights to overturn a ruling extending protections to graduate student workers who try to unionize, Brown has just signed an agreement with its students for an election outside of the NLRB process.
- Jennifer Lee looks at Harvard’s admissions policies and argues that legacy admissions preferences remain the biggest scandal.
- “The unemployment rate, plus some other indicators I’ll get to shortly, suggest an economy pretty much at full employment. But sluggish wage growth could indicate that there’s still substantial slack in the labor market. Which is it?” Paul Krugman examines the arguments.
- Allowing customers to score their servers means that businesses are evaluating servers based on their customers’ biases. Buzzfeed reports, including quotes from Ifeoma Ajunwa who is working on a book on quantification in the workplace.
- The rent is too damn high, part 1,562,810.
- PBS has a story about the motivation for and mixed success of Portland’s “Right to Return” policy addressing families pushed out after decades of neglect.
- Americans overestimate how many immigrants live in the US, but correcting their estimates doesn’t change their attitudes towards immigrants.
- The famous Stanford Prison Experiment is being called into question again as new evidence shows that guards were coached by the experimenters into their abusive behavior. More at Vox here.