American Sociological Association

Media Coverage

This page highlights just some of the extensive media coverage ASA's Public Affairs and Public Information Department has generated this year.


December 2016

Study: Mothers who leave work to raise children often sacrifice more than the pay for their time off; when they come back their wages reflect lost raises. Based on the study "Do Highly Paid, Highly Skilled Women Experience the Largest Motherhood Penalty?,” by Paula England, published in the December 2016 issue of the American Sociological Review.

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November 2016

Study: Bisexual men and women are paid less for doing the same jobs than similarly qualified heterosexual men and women, according to Indiana University research that breaks new ground by treating bisexual individuals as distinct from gay men and lesbians in the workplace. The study, "Sexual Orientation in the Labor Market," was published (Nov. 15) by the American Sociological Review.

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September 2016

Study: Police Violence and Citizen Crime Reporting in the Black Community — Matthew Desmond (Harvard University), Andrew V. Papachristos (Yale University), and David S. Kirk (University of Oxford). Google said there were at least 20 articles about this study, which was published online in September and appears in the October print issue of the American Sociological Review

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Study: Is Sex Good for Your Health? A National Study on Partnered Sexuality and Cardiovascular Risk Among Older Men and Women — Hui Liu (Michigan State University), Linda J. Waite (University of Chicago), Shannon Shen (Michigan State University), and Donna H. Wang (Michigan State University). Google said there were scores of articles about this study, which appears in the September print issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior

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August 2016

The ASA and research presented at the Annual Meeting, which took place from August 20-23, received significant media coverage both in the U.S. and abroad. In fact, with the exception of Antarctica, media outlets in every continent reported on research from the meeting. All told, there were hundreds of articles on research, as well as coverage on radio and television. Below is just some of the media coverage from the meeting.

Study: Relative Income, Psychological Well-Being, and Health: Is Breadwinning Hazardous or Protective? — Christin Munsch (University of Connecticut), Matthew Rogers (University of Connecticut), and Jessica Yorks (University of Connecticut).

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Study: Toxic Ties: Networks of Friendship, Dating, and Cyber Victimization — Diane Felmlee (Pennsylvania State University) and Robert Faris (University of California-Davis).

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Study: Mourning and Memory in the Twittersphere — Nina Cesare (University of Washington) and Jennifer Branstad (University of Washington).

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Study: Social Relationships and Mortality in Older Adulthood — James Iveniuk (University of Toronto) and L. Philip Schumm (University of Chicago).

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Study: Making Money, Doing Gender, or Being Essentialist? Partner Characteristics and Americans’ Attitudes toward Housework — Natasha Quadlin (Indiana University-Bloomington) and Long Doan (University of Maryland-College Park).

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Study: Seasonal Variation in Divorce Filings: The Importance of Family Ritual in a Post-Sentimental Era — Julie Brines (University of Washington) and Brian Serafini (University of Washington).

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Study: Must Work for Food: The Politics of Nutrition and Informal Economy in an American Prison — Michael Gibson-Light (University of Arizona).

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Study: Job Satisfaction Developmental Trajectories and Health: A Life Course Perspective — Jonathan Dirlam (Ohio State University) and Hui Zheng (Ohio State University).

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Study: Disadvantages of the Less Educated: Education and Contributory Pensions at Work — Christopher R. Tamborini (Office of Retirement Policy, U.S. Social Security Administration) and ChangHwan Kim (University of Kansas).

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July 2016

Study: Money, Work, and Marital Stability: Assessing Change in the Gendered Determinants of Divorce — Alexandra Killewald (Harvard University). Google said there were at least 60 articles about this study, which was published online in July and appears in the August print issue of the American Sociological Review.

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Study: Nonmarital First Births, Marriage, and Income Inequality — Andrew J. Cherlin (Johns Hopkins University), David C. Ribar (University of Melbourne), and Suzumi Yasutake (Johns Hopkins University). Google said there were at least 22 articles about this study, which was published online in July and appears in the August print issue of the American Sociological Review.

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June 2016

Study: Manufacturing Gender Inequality in the New Economy: High School Training for Work in Blue-Collar Communities — April Sutton (Cornell University), Amanda Bosky (The University of Texas at Austin), and Chandra Muller (The University of Texas at Austin). Google said there were at least six articles about this study, which was published online in June and appears in the August print issue of the American Sociological Review.

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Study: Early Childhood Behavior Problems and the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States — Jayanti Owens (Brown University). Google said there were at least 25 articles about this study, which was published online in June and appears in the July print issue of Sociology of Education.

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Media Advisory: The ASA issued a media advisory in mid-June featuring six experts — Colin Beck (Pomona College), Jennifer Carlson (University of Toronto), Long Doan (Indiana University-Bloomington), Adam Lankford (University of Alabama), Doug Meyer (University of Virginia), and Brian Powell (Indiana University-Bloomington) — who could discuss the Orlando nightclub massacre from a variety of perspectives. Google said one or more of the experts was cited in at least 10 articles.

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Study: "Sorry, I'm Not Accepting New Patients": An Audit Study of Access to Mental Health Care — Heather Kugelmass (Princeton University). Google said there were at least 40 articles about this study, which appears in the June print issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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May 2016

Study: Millionaire Migration and Taxation of the Elite: Evidence from Administrative Data — Cristobal Young (Stanford University), Charles Varner (Stanford University), Ithai Z. Lurie (U.S. Department of Treasury), and Richard Prisinzanob (U.S. Department of Treasury). Google said there were at least 24 articles about this study, which was published online in May and appears in the June print issue of the American Sociological Review.

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April 2016

Study: Inequality in Children's Contexts: Income Segregation of Households with and without Children — Ann Owens, (University of Southern California). Google said there were at least 30 articles about this study, which was published online in April and appears in the June print issue of the American Sociological Review.

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March 2016

Study: The Age-Graded Nature of Advice: Distributional Patterns and Implications for Life Meaning — Markus H. Schafer (University of Toronto) and Laura Upenieks (University of Toronto). Google said there were at least 12 articles about this study, which appears in the March print issue of Social Psychology Quarterly.

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Study: Penalized or Protected? Gender and the Consequences of Nonstandard and Mismatched Employment Histories — David S. Pedulla (University of Texas at Austin) Google said there were at least 30 articles about this study, which was published online in March and appears in the April print issue of the American Sociological Review.

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February 2016

Study: Childhood Disadvantage and Health Problems in Middle and Later Life: Early Imprints on Physical Health? — Kenneth F. Ferraro (Purdue University), Markus H. Schafer (University of Toronto), and Lindsay R. Wilkinson (Baylor University). Google said there were at least 16 articles about this study, which appears in the February print issue of the American Sociological Review.

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January 2016

Study: The Role of Gender, Class, and Religion in Biracial Americans' Racial Labeling Decisions — Lauren D. Davenport (Stanford University). Google said there were at least 41 articles about this study, which appears in the February print issue of the American Sociological Review.

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Study: Does a Flexibility/Support Organizational Initiative Improve High-Tech Employees' Well-Being? Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network — Phyllis Moen (University of Minnesota), Erin L. Kelly (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Wen Fan (Boston College), Shi-Rong Lee (University of Minnesota), David Almeida (Pennsylvania State University), Ellen Ernst Kossek (Purdue University), and Orfeu M. Buxton (Pennsylvania State University). Google said there were at least 15 articles about this study, which was published online in January and appears in the February print issue of the American Sociological Review.

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