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Sociology Definition Of The Week: Hidden Curriculum

Wednesday August 31, 2011
Hidden curriculum is a concept that describes the often unarticulated and unacknowledged things that students are taught in school and is an important issue in the sociological study of how ... Read More

Prisoners Left Behind In Wake Of Hurricane Again

Sunday August 28, 2011
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, officials chose not to evacuate approximately 7,000 inmates, leaving some of them trapped in flooded cells and later on a bridge for ... Read More

Sociology Career Spotlight: Analyst

Friday August 26, 2011
Statistics plays a large role in sociology and the study of social phenomena. If you enjoy statistics, a career as an analyst could be an option for you. The ... Read More

Sociology Definition Of The Week: Social Structure

Wednesday August 24, 2011
Social structure is the organized pattern of social relationships and social institutions that together compose society. Social structures are not immediately visible to the untrained observer, however they are present ... Read More

Reaching For Supermom Status Can Lead To Depression

Monday August 22, 2011
A new study presented this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association shows that women who try to be Supermom are at a greater risk for depression. ... Read More

Sociology Career Spotlight: Teaching

Friday August 19, 2011
Teaching sociology is not like teaching other disciplines. The specific topics and cases are always changing. You could teach a class for twenty years and have new material each time. ... Read More

Sociology Definition of the Week: Social Category

Wednesday August 17, 2011
A social category is a collection of people who occupy the same social status, such as "woman" or "student." Members of the same social category do not necessarily identify the ... Read More

Lifetime Earning Gaps Still Wide

Monday August 15, 2011
Recent data shows that the lifetime wage earnings for women remain significantly below that of men of the same education level, with women earning about 25% less than men at ... Read More

Hispanic Families' Wealth Has Fallen the Farthest

Friday August 12, 2011
A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that Hispanic families saw the largest decline in wealth over any other racial or ethnic group in the United States between ... Read More

Sociology Definition Of The Week: Norm

Wednesday August 10, 2011
In sociology, norms are rules of conduct that specify appropriate behavior in a given range of social contexts. A norm either prescribes a given type of behavior or forbids it. ... Read More

The Recession And Birth Rate

Monday August 8, 2011
New data and graphs presented on the website Family Inequality demonstrate that fertility rates are likely linked to unemployment. In the United States, birth rates have significantly dropped since the ... Read More

Deunionization And Wage Inequality

Thursday August 4, 2011
A new study published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review highlights the fact that wage inequality is still a large problem in the American workforce. Although education ... Read More

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