Social Sciences

Nigeria Oil Spills Double Infant Mortality Risk, Research Shows

Nigeria Oil Spills Double Infant Mortality Risk, Research ShowsThe study by scientists at Switzerland's University of Saint Gallen shows that babies …

Nigeria

The Salvation Army will soon allow for Christmas donations to be made through a smartphone app

For 126 years, The Salvation Army has run its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign to collect donations for the millions of people living in poverty. In …

Salvation Army

How geography helps explain poverty in Philadelphia | Data

60 percent of all Philadelphians and 82 percent of the poor live in areas with poverty rates of at least 20 percent. Those figures vary dramatically …

Philadelphia

DOJ investigating Harvard affirmative action policies against Asian-Americans

<i>People walk around the Harvard University''s main campus December 19, 2000 in Cambridge, MA.; Credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images</i>AirTalk®The …

Southern California

What is “White Supremacy”? - There's Research on That

Neo-Nazi swastikas, explicitly racist chants and slogans, and public demonstrations with hoods and torches, as seen recently in places likes …

Racism

Olaf Larson, rural sociology research pioneer, dies at 107

Olaf F. Larson, a pioneer in rural sociology research in the 1930s and a Cornell faculty member for 71 years, died Nov. 14 in Mount Dora, Florida. He …

Sociology

Poll: Majority of LGBTQ Americans Report Harassment, Violence Based On Identity

More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans say they have experienced violence, threats or harassment because of their sexuality or gender identity, according to new poll results being released Tuesday by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. …

LGBTQ

Family poverty rates higher in Indigenous, African-Nova Scotian communities

Almost three out of every four families living in Eskasoni are poor<p>Nova Scotia communities that are majority Indigenous or African-Nova Scotian had …

Canada

Record Number of Americans 'Very Worried' About Climate Change

As someone who writes about the environment on a near-daily basis, the fact that a large chunk of Americans (about one in eight) reject the near …

Climate Change

EU children at risk of poverty or social exclusion

In 2016, 24.8 million children in the European Union (EU), or 26.4% of the population aged 0 to 17, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This …

European News

Using 'The Simpsons' to explain how Asian Americans are overlooked

Hollywood has offered up few Asian American stars. But one of its most well-known is a cartoon: Apu from "The Simpsons."<p>Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian American character who operates the Kwik-E-Mart convenience store in the fictional town of Springfield and is known for the catch phrase "thank …

Entertainment

Understanding the social sciences

From Serendipities, a special issue on Understanding the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe. Philosophy without borders, naturally: An …

Research

Why Asian-Americans Struggle to Feel at Home in White-Majority Churches

During my high-school and college years in Southern California, my Korean parents gave me permission to leave my family’s immigrant church. I joined …

Racism

How to future-proof the West's economies

Top economic thinkers from the U.S. and Europe say we need to start by fixing our politics.<p>Sure, growth could be more robust. Sure, some workers are getting left behind. Sure, corporate debt is high and markets look frothy. But those problems aren’t the biggest threat facing the economies of the …

Economics

Police Shootings of Native Americans are Underreported and Rising

The Native American population suffers from higher rates of police shootings, but this is generally underreported because the incidents often occur …

Liberal View

Sarah Adesikun: How can we end the stigma that is attached to mental health?

“I think periods of self-reflection are extremely important towards understanding and caring for ourselves,” says south Londoner Sarah Adesikun, one …

Mental Health

Nigeria Infant Mortality Drops - Report

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey has highlighted a nationwide overall drop in infant mortality rate from 97 per 1000 live births recorded in …

Sociology

The gun numbers: just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms

Facts show owning more than 40 guns is actually fairly common in the United States, and violence falls most heavily on the country’s poorest neighborhoods<p>You’ve heard the statistics before: Americans have more guns per head than any nation on earth – along with gun violence rates that are …

News (U.S.)

The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America [2017]

NeighborhoodScout is a data intelligence platform providing real estate analytics. Using a proprietary algorithm, it provides detailed insight into …

Sociology

Survey finds some Asian-American youth face bullying, economic insecurity

Some groups of Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth face high rates of economic insecurity and violence, while others experience elevated bullying and discrimination, a new report has found.<p>The California Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth Report — produced by the nonprofit …

Sociology

What Your Face is Saying About You Could Keep You From Getting Hired

Recently published research finds that your working class or privileged background is written on your face.<p>Recent research finds that people are generally pretty good at determining if someone is rich or poor just by looking at their expressionless neutral face, and those impressions can then play …

Psychology

3Q: Revisit: Millennials Changing Binaries (in more ways than one, of course)

<i>Originally posted 6/20/2017</i>The term “millennial,” according to Frank Furstenberg, is an overly simplistic blanket term frequently used to describe …

Gender

Poll finds more than one-third of Native Americans report slurs, violence, harassment, and being discriminated against in the workplace

November 14, 2017 – This report is part of a series titled “Discrimination in America.” The series is based on a survey conducted for National Public …

Harvard

UK universities warn of exodus by EU academics post-Brexit

One-third of languages and economics teaching staff are from EU, who need more clarity about their status, says British Academy study<p>The potential risk to UK universities from post-Brexit academic flight has been laid bare in a report that reveals there are regions where up to half of academic …

Brexit

Macro-causality and social science

Consider a little science experiment we’ve all done, to find out if a switch controls a light. How many data points does it usually take to convince …

Quantum Mechanics

Race, Education and Social Mobility: Why Pre-K Matters for Children of Color

I grew up in what is often referred to as a “mixed income community,” an attempt made by local municipalities to correct the social ills bred by …

Education

Ask Brian: UCD arts has changed. How does this affect my deferred place?

Applicants can choose between the arts programme or social sciences in 2018

Education

What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

Product Details<p>ISBN-13:<p>9781250199423<p>Publisher:<p>Publication date:<p>04/17/2018<p>Sold by:<p>Macmillan<p>Format:<p>NOOK Book<p>Pages:<p>288<p>About the Author<p>MICHAEL ERIC DYSON …

Journalism

Everything you need to know for this week's Salvation Army debate

Salvation Army proposal will be discussed at planning on Nov. 14, 15 and 17<p>It's a planning application that sparked loud protests, precipitated …

Salvation Army

Short Creek shift

Less noticed, but just as extraordinary, was the mayoral election in Hildale, Utah, a town long controlled by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus …

Religion