Free Briefs and Articles

The following are links to research briefs and reports produced by the ASA’s Department of Research on the Discipline and Profession for dissemination in a variety of venues and media, including Footnotes and the ASA Annual Meeting, and concerning topics of interest to the discipline and profession.

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CAREERS, SALARIES, AND THE SOCIOLOGY JOB MARKET

YEAR FORMAT SHARE
Faculty Position Opportunities in Sociology Appear to Hold Steady: Position Postings from the 2013 ASA Job Bank 2014 PDF

 


Sociology Faculty Salaries Appear to Be Better Off: 2013 - 2014 Faculty Salary Brief for Sociology and Other Social Science Disciplines 2014 PDF

 


Findings from the ASA 2012–2013 Job Bank Survey 2013 PPT

 


On the Road to Recovery: Findings from the ASA 2012–2013 Job Bank Survey 2013 PDF

 


Some Sociology Faculty Salaries Edge Up: 2012-2013 Faculty Salary Brief for Sociology and Other Social Science Disciplines 2013 PDF

 


Postdoctorates: Another Stage in the Sociology Pipeline? 2013 PDF

 


Findings from the ASA 2011-2012 Job Bank Survey 2012 PPT

 


On the Upswing: Findings from the ASA 2011-2012 Job Bank Survey 2012 PDF

 


Two Years of Lost Purchasing Power: 2011-2012 Faculty Salary Brief for Sociology and Other Social Science Disciplines 2012 PDF

 


Moving Toward Recovery: Findings from the 2010 Job Bank Survey 2011 PDF

 


Sociology Master's Graduates Join the Workforce 2011 PDF

 


Falling Behind: Sociology and Other Social Science Faculty Salaries, AY 2010-2011 2011 PDF

 


The Gap in Faculty Pay Between Private and Public Institutions: Smaller in Sociology Than in Other Social Sciences 2010 PDF

 


Still a Down Market: Findings from the 2009/2010 Job Bank Survey 2010 PDF

 


Sociology Faculty See Smaller Raises but Still Outpace Inflation in AY 2009-2010: Other Social Science Disciplines Not Able to Recoup Losses 2010 PDF

 


Down Market? Findings from the 2008 ASA Job Bank Study 2009 PDF

 


Sociology Faculty Salaries AY 2008/09: Better Than Other Social Sciences, But Not Above Inflation 2009 PDF

 


Too Many or Too Few PhDs? Employment Opportunities in Academic Sociology 2008 PDF

 


Sociology Faculty Salaries: AY 2007-08 2008 PDF

 


Sociology and Other Social Science Salary Increases: Past, Present, and Future 2007 PDF

 


Have Faculty Salaries Peaked? Sociology Wage Growth Flat in Constant Dollars 2004 PDF

 


Sociology Salary Trends 2002 PDF

 


New Doctorates in Sociology: Professions Inside and Outside the Academy 2000 PDF

 


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GENDER, WORK, AND FAMILY YEAR FORMAT SHARE
Mothers in Pursuit of Ideal Academic Careers 2012 PDF

 


Homosociality or Crossing Race/Ethnicity/Gender Boundaries? Pipeline Interventions and the Production of Scholarly Careers 2011 PPT

 


PhD's at Mid-Career: Satisfaction with Work and Family  2008 PDF

 


Resources or Rewards? The Distribution of Work-Family Policies  2006 PDF

 


The Best Time to Have a Baby: Institutional Resources and Family Strategies Among Early Career Sociologists  2004 PDF

 


Gender in the Early Stages of the Sociological Career  2000 PDF

 


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HEALTH OF SOCIOLOGY, ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS, AND PROGRAMS YEAR FORMAT SHARE
Academic Transformations: A Decade of Change in Department Structures and Teaching Loads: The AY 2011-2012 Department Survey 2013 PDF

 


The Victory of Assessment? What's Happening in Your Department?: The AY 2011-2012 Department Survey 2013 PDF

 


Changes in Technology, Courses, and Resources: What's Happening in Your Department?: The AY 2011-2012 Department Survey 2013 PDF

 


Program Assessment Using ASA Data 2012 PPT

 


Findings From ASA Surveys of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Recipients: Implications for Departments in a Jobless Recovery 2011 PPT

 


What's Happening in Your Department? Department Resources and the Demand Side of Hiring 2010 PDF

 


What's Happening in Your Department With Assessment? 2009 PDF

 


What's Happening in Your Department: Who's Teaching and How Much? 2009 PDF

 


What Can I Do With a Masters Degree in Sociology? The Department in Context 2009 PDF

 


What's Happening in Your Department? A Comparison of Findings From the 2001 and 2007 Department Surveys 2008 PDF

 


The Health of Sociology: Statistical Fact Sheets, 2007 2007 PDF

 


Academic Relations: The Use of Supplementary Faculty 2004 PDF

 


Are Sociology Departments Downsizing? 2004 PDF

 


How Does Your Department Compare? A Peer Analysis from the AY 2000-2001 Survey of Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Sociology 2003 PDF

 


Graduate Department Vitality: Changes Continue in the Right Direction 2001 PDF

 


Use of Adjunct and Part-time Faculty in Sociology 2001 PDF

 


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PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIAL NETWORKS, NETWORK ANALYSIS, AND DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION YEAR FORMAT SHARE
The "Down-the-Hall" Phenomenon: Preparing the Next Generation of Faculty to Use Innovative Pedagogy 2012 PDF

 


What Do We Know About the Dissemination of Information on Pedagogy?: 2008, 2010, and 2011 2012 PDF

 


The Effects of New Technology on the Growth of a Teaching and Learning Network (exceeds 7 MB; load time will vary) 2011 PPT

 


Networks and the Diffusion of Cutting-Edge Teaching and Learning Knowledge in Sociology 2011 PDF

 


Teaching Alone?: Sociology Faculty and the Availability of Social Networks 2010 PDF

 


What Sociologists Know About the Acceptance and Diffusion of Innovation: The Case of Engineering Education  2007 PDF

 


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RACE AND ETHNICITY YEAR FORMAT SHARE
Information on the ASA Minority Fellowship Program 2013 PPT

 


Research about Minorities in Sociology: Surveys, Datasets, and Measurement 2012 PPT

 


The Future of Sociology: Minorities, Programs, and Jobs 2011 PPT

 


The Impact of Cross Race Mentoring for "Ideal" and "Alternative" PhD Careers in Sociology 2011 PDF

 


Findings From ASA Surveys of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Recipients: Implications for Departments in a Jobless Recovery 2011 PPT

 


Homosociality or Crossing Race/Ethnicity/Gender Boundaries? Pipeline Interventions and the Production of Scholarly Careers 2011 PPT

 


Race and Ethnicity in the Sociology Pipeline  2007 PDF

 


Race, Ethnicity & American Labor Market  2005 PDF

 


Race, Ethnicity & Health of Americans  2005 PDF

 


Minorities at Three Stages in the Sociology Pipeline  2001 PDF

 


The Pipeline for Faculty of Color in Sociology  2001 PDF

 


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SOCIOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE MAJORS, DEGREES, AND OUTLOOK YEAR FORMAT SHARE
Recent Sociology Alumni: Would They Major Again? 2014 PDF

 


Sociology, Criminology Concentrations, and Criminal Justice: Differences in Reasons for Majoring, Skills, Activities, and Early Outcomes? 2014 PDF

 


The Sociology Pipeline for Today’s Graduate Students 2013 PPT

 


Strong Ties, Weak Ties, or No Ties: What Helped Sociology Majors Find Career-Level Jobs? 2013 PDF

 


Using the Bachelor’s and Beyond Project to Help Launch Students in Careers 2013 PPT

 


Social Capital for Sociology Majors: Applied Activities and Peer Networks 2013 PDF

 


Sociology Majors: Before Graduation in 2012 2013 PDF

 


What Leads to Student Satisfaction with Sociology Programs? 2012 PDF

 


Recruiting Sociology Majors: What Are the Effects of the Great Recession?: Concepts, Change, and Careers 2012 PDF

 


Sociology Master's Graduates Join the Workforce 2011 PDF

 


Are Masters Programs Closing? What Makes for Success in Staying Open? 2011 PDF

 


Findings From ASA Surveys of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Recipients: Implications for Departments in a Jobless Recovery 2011 PPT

 


Launching Majors into Satisfying Careers: A Faculty Manual with a Student Dataset 2010 PDF

 


From Programs to Careers: Continuing to Pay Attention to the Master's Degree in Sociology 2010 PDF

 


Paying Attention to the Master's Degree in Sociology 2009 PDF

 


Idealists v. Careerists: Graduate School Choices of Sociology Majors  2009 PDF

 


What Can I Do With a Masters Degree in Sociology? The Department in Context 2009 PDF

 


Decreasing the Leak from the Sociology Pipeline: Social and Cultural Capital to Enhance the Post-Baccalaureate Sociology Career  2009 PDF

 


Pathways to Job Satisfaction: What happened to the Class of 2005?  2008 PDF

 


What are they Doing With a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology?  2008 PDF

 


Beyond the Ivory Tower: Professionalism, Skills Match, and Job Satisfaction in Sociology  2007 PPT

 


“What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology?”  A National Survey of Seniors Majoring in Sociology—First Glances: What Do They Know and Where Are They Going?  2006 PDF

 


Mixed Success: Four Years of Experiences of 2005 Sociology Graduates 2005 PDF

 


After the Fall: The Growth Rate of Sociology BAs Outstrips Other Disciplines Indicating an Improved Market for Sociologists  1998 PDF

 


     Update 1: After the Fall: Growth Trends Continue PDF

 


     Update 2: BA Growth Trend: Sociology Overtakes Economics PDF

 


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ASA MEMBERSHIP YEAR FORMAT SHARE
A Decade of Change: ASA Membership From 2000 - 2010 2011 PDF

 


How Does Our Membership Grow? Indicators of Change by Gender, Race and Ethnicity by Degree Type, 2001-2007 2008 PDF

 


Profile of 2005 ASA Membership 2006 PDF

 


Profile of the 2001 ASA Membership 2001 PDF

 


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