I'm working on the fourth edition of The Family, and since it's an "accessible, data-driven introduction to contemporary sociological thinking on families," I figured I'd share a few figures I worked on for the chapter on social class and poverty. 1. Parents' education and educational attainment. The General Social Survey asks people what their parents'…
Heatmaps showing different kinds of inequality, with code.
In light of disparate impacts of COVID-19 itself and the social and economic fallout of the pandemic, research should concentrate on widening inequalities in fertility and family well-being, and their relationship to health disparities.
Santa is harmless fun and existential comfort-food. So, consider this an attempted joyicide.
I produced a short video on measuring inequality, focusing on the construction of the Gini index, the trend in US family inequality, and an example of using it to measure world inequality.
If you asked me what's happening with families, and inequality, in the pandemic times, and I talked for 12 minutes.
An hour of my opinions about what's happening and what might happen next.
I just read this Demography paper by Benjamin G. Gibbs, Joseph Workman, and Douglas B. Downey for my work on the new edition of The Family (don't hold your breath, but I'm working on it). It seeks to modify the traditional "resource dilution" model of explaining why children with more siblings end up with lower educational attainment,…
I had the privilege of sitting on an author-meets-critics panel for the the book Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach, by Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Dustin Avent-Holt, at the Eastern Sociological Society meetings this weekend. The panel was organized by Steven Vallas, and included Adia Harvey Wingfield. Because two other panelists canceled, I had a lot of time…
Producing half a sentence for NYTimes essay.