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sociology

'Gold standard' survey tracks decades of public opinion
Published April 10, 2019
Hopkins sociologist Stephen Morgan discusses the biennial General Social Survey, a key source of social science research since 1972
Sociology
Dangerous school commutes linked to absenteeism
Published Feb 13, 2019
Students whose routes to school pass through areas with high rates of violent crime are shown to have increased absenteeism and lower test scores, graduation rates
Sociology
High water bills may harm disadvantaged tenants
Published Oct 1, 2018
When landlords incur high water bills and other fees, they penalize tenants, threatening housing security of those who need it most
Sociology
The many faces of marriage
Published Summer 2018
Study from Hopkins sociologist Katrina Bell McDonald challenges the notion that black people avoid marriage / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Urban education
Ripple effect of neighborhood violence
Published June 12, 2018
Study shows how urban violence and school choice programs contribute to negative learning outcomes for students in Chicago
Millennial marriage
Waiting to wed
Published June 4, 2018
Millennials are waiting longer than previous generations to marry and have children—creating what a Hopkins sociologist calls a 'capstone marriage' / The New York Times
Economics and race
The boomerang generation
Published May 7, 2018
The economy kept black and white young adults from leaving the nest, but for two very different reasons, study finds
The Known World
Who is the working class?
Published Spring 2018
In this debut episode, The Known World podcast dives into issues facing the American working class / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Global affairs
Why thousands are protesting in Iran
Published Jan 4, 2018
Experts Vali Nasr, Ryan Calder discuss the economic causes of and political fallout from Iran's demonstrations
Childhood development
Products of their environments
Published Nov 9, 2017
A neighborhood's quality has a lasting effect on a child's behavior, Bloomberg School researchers find