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sociology for the public

Policy Brief

Scholars reviews the evidence on a specific area of public policy.

Stemming the Exploitation of Immigrant Farm Labor

Andrew R. Smolski on leveraging labor and immigration policy to protect H-2A farm workers and provide a path to citizenship. Read More

Can Sociology Help Democracy Assistance Programs?

Programs that encourage democracy in foreign countries have become controversial, in part because of problems in how they have been implemented. Sociological research has the … Read More

Eradicating Wealth Inequality Includes Achieving Equal Pay: Sources

The sources for the Winter 2019 policy brief are as follows: Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to update and strengthen the … Read More

Risk and Race in Measuring Special Education Need

In 1968, special education scholar Lloyd Dunn argued that African American and other racial or ethnic minority group students were overrepresented in the U.S. special … Read More

Repeal FOSTA and Decriminalize Sex Work

Repealing FOSTA will promote the wellbeing and safety of sex workers.In 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law Fight Online Sex Trafficking … Read More

Tobacco 21

Although smoking rates have declined significantly in the United States over the past several decades, the Office of the Surgeon General noted in a 2014 … Read More