Publications

January 2013
Richard Breen

in Stephen L. Morgan (ed.) Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research, Dordrecht: Springer 2013, pp. 167-87

Publisher Link >> Nonlinear probability models, such as logits and probits for binary dependent variables, the ordered logit and ordered probit for ordinal dependent variables and the multinomial logit, together with log-linear models for contingency tables, have become widely used by social...
November 2012
Scott Boorman

BiblioGov (Reprint)

The Naval War College Review was established in 1948 and is a forum for discussion of public policy matters of interest to the maritime services. The forthright and candid views of the authors are presented for the professional education of the readers. Articles published are related to the...
October 2012
Elijah Anderson

Journal of School Psychology 50, pp. 593-597

“The Black–White Achievement Gap” poses a persistent, if not an intractable problem for education policy researchers. In the research paper developed by Fantuzzo, LeBoeuf, Rouse, and Chen (2012), urban school students, Black as well as White, are assumed to share certain risks that slow or derail...
August 2012
Richard Breen

Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 38, 2012, pp. 463-481

Berkay Ozcan Publisher Link >> We review the relationship between female labor supply and marital instability. Traditionally, the sociological literature has focused on the impact of female labor supply on the likelihood of divorce with specific reference to the independence hypothesis....
August 2012
Richard Breen

Sociological Methodology Vol. 42, 2012, pp. 274-301

  Kristian Bernt Karlson, Anders Holm Publisher Link >> Logit and probit models are widely used in empirical sociological research. However, the common practice of comparing the coefficients of a given variable across differently specified models fitted to the same sample does not warrant the...
July 2012
Jeffrey Alexander

Polity Press

Publisher Link > In this book Jeffrey C. Alexander develops an original social theory of trauma and uses it to carry out a series of empirical investigations into social suffering around the globe. Alexander argues that traumas are not merely psychological but collective experiences, and that...
July 2012
Elijah Anderson

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

In 2001, the first of a series of ethnographic conferences took place in Los Angeles with an emphasis on fieldwork. Since then the field has gained a much larger disciplinary footprint. While the increase in substantial research in the field has risen dramatically, ethnographic styles of writing...
June 2012
Richard Breen

Journal of Marriage and the Family Vo. 74, No.3, 2012, pp. 601-13

  with Julia Cordero-Coma Publisher Link >> Greater use of condoms within marriage would help limit the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Using data from the Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project (MDICP), the authors examined the influence that the fidelity norm and the...
May 2012
Richard Breen

Demography, Vo. 49, No.3, 2012, pp. 867-887

  Signe Hald Andersen Publisher Link >> Many writers have expressed a concern that growing educational assortative mating will lead to greater inequality between households in their earnings or income. In this article, we examine the relationship between educational assortative mating and...
May 2012
Andrew Papachristos

The Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Science, v641 n1: 79-98

Kirk, David S., Jeffrey Fagan, and Tom Tyler Publisher Link >> Frustrated by federal inaction on immigration reform, several U.S. states in recent years have proposed or enacted laws designed to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. and to facilitate their removal. An...
May 2012
Christopher Wildeman

Social Problems, 59, No.2 :228-257

Publisher Link >> This article extends research on the consequences of parental incarceration for child well-being, the effects of mass imprisonment on black-white inequalities in child well-being, and the factors shaping black-white inequalities in infant mortality by considering the...
February 2012
Christopher Wildeman

American Sociological Review 77:216-243

Jason Schnittker, Kristin Turney Publisher Link >> A burgeoning literature considers the consequences of mass imprisonment for the well-being of adult men and—albeit to a lesser degree—their children. Yet virtually no quantitative research considers the consequences of mass imprisonment for...
January 2012
Jeffrey Alexander, Philip Smith

Oxford University Press.

Publication Link> Description Since sociologists returned to the study of culture in the past several decades, a pursuit all but anathema for a generation, cultural sociology has emerged as a vibrant field. Edited by three leading cultural sociologists, The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology ...
January 2012
Nicholas Christakis

Nature 481(7382): 497-501

C.L. Apicella, F.W. Marlowe, J.H. Fowler Publisher Link >> Social networks show striking structural regularities, and both theory and evidence suggest that networks may have facilitated the development of large-scale cooperation in humans. Here, we characterize the social networks of the...
January 2012
Frederick Wherry

Polity

Publisher Link >> What are the logics of pricing, and why do some pricing schemes defy standard economic expectations? What explains the different labor market outcomes of people who receive the same training from the same place and who have similar grades? Why do national governments issue...

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