sunday morning sociology, 2018 in numbers edition

Number of refugees resettled in the U.S. falls below total from the rest of the world for the first time in 2017
Pew reports on 18 trends from 2018, including the depressing fact that “The number of refugees resettled in the U.S. decreased more than in any other country in 2017. That year the U.S. resettled 33,000 refugees, the lowest total since the two years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and a steep drop from 2016.”

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.


Sex and Gender

  • The WSJ covers new research by McCann, Tomaskovic-Devey, and Badgett on the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment, and the disappointing outcomes of the tiny fraction of cases that make it to a legal complaint.
  • The NYT reports on an ongoing investigation of sexual harassment by economist Roland Fryer against several women employees, including allegations of several forms of career retaliation.
  • “The idea that looking after the next generation should be either free or poorly paid women’s work may be the hardest attitude of all to shift.” The Economist summarizes recent research on attitudes towards equality at work and equality in childcare.
  • The Washington Post does an in-depth look at a lawsuit alleging gender pay discrimination at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the difficulties of making “comparable worth” claims.

Political Sociology

Science, Knowledge, and Technology

Higher Education

  • The Chronicle covers Susan Dynarski et al’s research on how to increase the rate at which high-achieving, low-income students enroll in selective colleges by encouraging them to apply and better notifying them about free tuition policies.
  • UCLA is encouraging its faculty to refuse to review for Elsevier journals until Elsevier agrees to a less extortionate contract.

Author: Dan Hirschman

I am a sociologist interested in the use of numbers in organizations, markets, and policy. For more info, see here.

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