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  1. Science Policy

    Science PolicyYoung Women in STEM Fields Earn Less than Men

  2. Measuring Changes in Work

    Representatives from federal agencies involved in data collection on employment joined with scholars to discuss “Data Collection and Changing Employment Arrangements” at the ASA’s Executive Office in Washington, DC, on April 4. ASA President Ruth Milkman convened the dialogue among officials from the Department of Labor, Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Government Accountability Office, university-based scholars, and researchers from think tanks and foundations.

  3. New Updates to the ASA Job Bank

    In March, the ASA implemented several new and exciting changes to the ASA Job Bank. After careful review of the Job Bank system and soliciting user suggestions, these changes were implemented to provide employers better tools for posting positions and to allow job seekers to better organize their search.

  4. American Sociological Association Council Meeting Highlights

    ASA Council held its mid-year meeting on March 12-13, 2016, in Washington, DC. Pending Council approval and online posting of the minutes, the following is a snapshot of key decisions and discussions.


    The minutes for the summer Council meetings on August 25-26, 2015, and the telephone conference call on November 3, 2015, were approved and are now posted at

  5. The Value of Social Science Highlighted at COSSA Annual Meeting

    I love Social ScienceThe Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) held its 2016 Annual Meeting on March 15 in Washington, DC. Sessions addressed Congressional attacks on federally-funded research, social science and the media, use of social science by industry, and how to communicate the value of social and behavioral science research.

  6. ASA's Editorial Office Archive Project Update

    As described in the July-August 2015 Footnotes, the ASA is collaborating with the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) at George Mason University to develop a digital research archive. The archive consists of the accepted and rejected manuscripts and their peer reviews from the six major ASA research journals as well as Contemporary Sociology from 1991 through 2009. The project is funded jointly through a grant from the National Science Foundation, restricted donations from ASA members, and ASA funding through the American Sociological Fund.