Teen births are a myth. They are not a social phenomenon. They are just births to women in their teenage years.
Author: Philip N. Cohen
US name androgyny hit record high again in 2022
The number of babies born each year who get a name that is between 20% and 80% single-sex has now surpassed 6%.
Knowledge is under attack, and “fieldwork” isn’t the problem
We in universities have to keep our eyes on the prize: Discovering and disseminating new knowledge, training and educating people to save the world before it's literally too late. To get this done, we are going to have to walk and chew gum. But not just any random gum.
Marriage metabolism update
Updating the original post about this paper. I did not realize the Human Mortality Database posts US life tables before NCHS does. They posted the 2021 life table in January 2023. That means I could update my paper, Rethinking marriage metabolism: The declining frequency of marital events in the United States, with the 2021 marital…
ChatGPT is defaming me and it must be someone’s fault
* and so is Google Bard - see addendum below. * ChatGPT sort of admits it's OpenAI's fault -- see second addendum below. Whose fault is it that ChatGPT is producing fake information about me? Is it my fault because I asked it a leading question, the developers' fault for unleashing a dangerous machine, or…
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What your stock photo family says about your tired, regressive ideology
That's the question for the "Institute" for "Family" "Studies" and The "Ethics" and Public Policy "Center," regarding their new report, and the accompanying NY Times op-ed promo piece. The Times's op-ed illustrator had the good sense at least to make their Leave It to Beaver graphic tongue-in-cheek: In contrast, the report itself featured an extremely…
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That one gender-based occupational comparison that sticks in my craw
The one chilling reason why nursing aides earn less than driver/sales workers.
The Three C’s for picking your research topic
Graduate students making exciting discoveries in the library. As scholars, how do we decide what to work on? If you have a job and a boss and they assign you to a project, setting your agenda is relatively straightforward. But if you are a graduate student or academic researcher, with control over your time and…
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US Divorce Rates by Occupation and Gender
From personal care aides to lawyers for women, from cooks to engineers for men: Divorce rates by occupation and gender.
American Sociological Association section memberships, 2002-2022
Inequality is increasingly at the core of the ASA.