The persistently tight labor market, growing frustration over wage inequality and record high support for unions set the stage for the United Auto Workers strike, according to Jake Rosenfeld, a professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences.
New sociology research from Elizabeth Korver-Glenn in Arts & Sciences finds Black and Latino subsidized renters live in homes with more unsafe conditions while simultaneously paying more, both total cost and relative to their income.
Sociologist Jake Rosenfeld has a lot to say about the taboo subject of pay.
Adia Harvey Wingfield, in Arts & Sciences, has been elected the 116th president of the American Sociological Association. As president, she will be responsible for leading ASA’s overall strategic direction and policymaking.
A new partnership between the Weidenbaum Center and Harvard University will give social scientists at Washington University the opportunity to receive constructive, anonymous feedback on their research at any stage. The program aims to improve scholarship and speed its publication.
Research by sociologist Caitlyn Collins, in Arts & Sciences, was cited in the 2023 Economic Report of the President.
The paradox of poverty amidst plenty has plagued the United States throughout the 21st century–why should the wealthiest country in the world also have the highest rates of poverty among the industrialized nations? In “The Poverty Paradox,” Mark Robert Rank develops his unique perspective for understanding this puzzle.
How can the United States, one of the wealthiest nations on earth, have the highest rate of poverty among industrialized nations? In a new book, “The Poverty Paradox,” based on decades of research, renowned poverty expert Mark Rank, a professor at the Brown School, develops a unique perspective for understanding this puzzle.
David Cunningham and Geoff Ward, both in Arts & Sciences, received a $500,000 three-year grant from the Mellon Foundation, along with collaborators from other universities, for the project “The Virality of Racial Terror in US Newspapers, 1863-1921.”
Zakiya Luna, a Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholar of sociology in Arts & Sciences, has been named the 2023 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award winner by Sociologists for Women in Society.