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In Brief

News and notes.

Class Mobility Goes Way Back

The status of grandfathers’ and great-grandfathers’ influenced the status attainment of later generations of men. Read More

Institutionalizing Prison Reentry

How non-profits function as a link between the penal and welfare state. Read More

Not Making Mom Proud

Uh-oh. Did you take our advice last issue and call your mom? Hopefully she didn’t tell you she was really hoping to hear from one … Read More

Black Names Aren’t That Simple

Names given by highly educated Black parents are less likely to be perceived as “Black” than names given by less educated Black parents. Read More

The Complex Path to Secular Identity

The factors that shape secularity operate together, as our gender, political ideologies, and educational attainment overlap in complex ways. Read More

Children of Immigrants, Changing Races

The children of immigrants in the U.S. may change how they self-identify partly because of peer influences in the transition into adulthood and partly because of stress about social and academic performance. Read More

For Couple Stability, Context is Key

Researchers found no real difference between cohabiting couples: whether same-sex or different-sex, cohabitating couples had similar levels of relationship stability. Read More

University of Phoenix vs. University of Unicorns

Do hiring managers use the perceived quality of an educational institution in their decisions? Read More

Darker Skin, Harsher Sentence

A wealth of sociological research documents how Blacks are disadvantaged by the criminal justice system, from higher likelihood of being stopped by police to much … Read More

Maybe government could actually work

Lately, American government has defaulted to gridlock. Government shut-downs are a routine response to deep conflict, and in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin … Read More