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…
Me @ work
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…
Continue reading ➞ ChatGPT is defaming me and it must be someone’s fault
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…
Continue reading ➞ The Three C’s for picking your research topic
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.
A little Israel / Palestine demography
I pulled together a few charts for a presentation on demographic trends, including Israel / Palestine. It follows my post from 5 years ago, when I concluded that, "Israel’s trajectory is unsustainable in more ways than one." These use data from the UN, Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, World Bank, and Israel Democracy Institute. 1.…
New grad seminar syllabus: Gender, Work, and Family
I tried to balance mostly recent books and articles, qualitative and quantitative, review pieces and empirical studies.
Patriarchy, On Fire, superfecundation, sexual intercourse, moral acceptability, football fatalities
A few recent observations shared on my Mastodon account.
If you click on this you will see that one list of things that is the 2022 year end review
Papers, books, posts, news, social media. Thanks for reading!