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Perceived Impacts of COVID-19 on Wellbeing among US Working-age Adults with ADL Difficulty

June 1, 2022
This study compares perceived COVID-19 physical and mental health, social and financial impacts for US working-age adults with and without ADL difficulty.

See related: COVID-19 , Public Health , Wellbeing

The Economics of COVID-19

June 1, 2022
The threats and complexities from the COVID-19 pandemic shock are the core subject of this latest volume in the Contributions to Economic Analysis series.

See related: Econometrics , COVID-19

Introduction: The Politics of the Migrant/Refugee Binary

May 4, 2022

This article interrogates the categorization and labeling of border crossers, particularly the categories of migrant and refugee as they are used in distinction with one another.

See related: Refugees , Migration

Scientific Americans: Invention, Technology, and National Identity

April 28, 2022

Bringing together scientific research and popular wonder, Branson charts how everything from mechanical clocks to steam engines informed the creation and expansion of the American nation.

See related: Technology

Police Matters: The Everyday State and Caste Politics in South India, 1900–1975

April 28, 2022
Kumar argues that the colonial police deployed rigid notions of caste in their everyday tasks, refashioning rural identities in a process that has cast long postcolonial shadows.

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Tunisia's Modern Woman: Nation-Building and State Feminism in the Global 1960s

April 28, 2022
Kallander, professor of history, shows how the notion of modern womanhood was central to a range of issues from economic development (via family planning) to intellectual life and the growth of Tunisian academia.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Age Pattern of Adult Mortality

April 27, 2022

"Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Age Pattern of Adult Mortality," written by sociologists Andrew London and Scott Landes, was published in Biodemography and Social Biology.

Material Hardship and the Living Arrangements of Older Adults

April 12, 2022

“Material Hardship and the Living Arrangements of Older Adults,” written by Colleen Heflin and Hannah Patnaik, was published in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address

April 7, 2022

Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, follows John Byron Plato's path from farmer in his mid-30s to inventor of several inventions including the “Clock System,” which assigned addresses to rural residences without house numbers.

Ice Ages: Their Social and Natural History

March 14, 2022

Allan Mazur, professor emeritus of policy studies at the Maxwell School, has published a new book, “Ice Ages: Their Social and Natural History” (Cambridge University Press, 2022). 

Support from Adult Children and Parental Health in Rural America

March 11, 2022

"Support from Adult Children and Parental Health in Rural America," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in the Journal of Rural Social Sciences.

Origins of the Mass Party: Dispossession and the Party-Form in Mexico and Bolivia in Comparative Perspective

March 3, 2022
Edwin Ackerman examines two nationalist insurrections that were largely composed of a peasant-base in Mexico in 1921 and Bolivia in 1952 in his new book, "Origins of the Mass Party: Dispossession and the Party-Form in Mexico and Bolivia in Comparative Perspective" (University of Oxford Press, 2021).  

Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb

February 25, 2022

In his new book, "Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb" (University of California Press, 2022), Sean J. Drake looks at how race and class intersect, contributing to educational inequality and modern school segregation. 

Racial-ethnic inequities in age at death among adults with/without intellectual and developmental disability in the United States

February 23, 2022

Scott Landes and Janet Wilmoth identify differences in racial-ethnic inequities in mortality between adults with/without intellectual and developmental disability in their study published in Preventive Medicine.

What is Holding the Yuan Back? Xi is.

February 23, 2022
Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science, examines why China's currency, the yuan, continues to significantly underperform the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

Parenting in Privilege or Peril: How Social Inequality Enables or Derails the American Dream

February 17, 2022
Amy Lutz, associate professor of sociology at the Maxwell School, is the co-author of a new book, "Parenting in Privilege or Peril: How Social Inequality Enables or Derails the American Dream" (Teachers College Press, 2021). The book examines how social contexts and culture affect parenting decisions. 

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