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.
- “the skills gap was the consequence of high unemployment rather than its cause. With workers plentiful, employers got choosier.”
- According to a new meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, “there is little evidence that microcredit harms borrowers as was feared by some of its critics, but there is also little evidence of the transformative positive effects initially claimed by its advocates.”
- On Flint, lead pipes, and the politics of machine learning predictions.
- “environmental justice is not just about the distribution of bad stuff, like pollution, or good stuff, like forestry projects across disadvantaged communities. It’s also about the distribution of power among communities that have historically only been the subjects and experiments of power structures.”
- Saida Grundy writes about “racialized rape myths” and Surviving R. Kelly.
- “The faculty job market may be bad in academe, but that doesn’t mean it’s great in the nonacademic field you plan to pursue.”
- “older Americans — especially those over 65 — were much more likely to share fake news than younger ones, and conservatives and Republicans were more likely to share fake news than were liberals and Democrats.”
- Legalizing marijuana does not seem to lead to increased violence.