Hello sociology friends! This week we’ve got social science research on the relationship between housing and health, the gender gap in teaching evaluations, and how the private bail industry profits from women of color.
“Housing Security and Health,” by Allison Nobles. One important and under-appreciated aspect of housing insecurity involves health, and sociologists have shown that the relationships between health and housing are more complicated than you might imagine.
“Perfection, but not Brilliance in Teaching Evaluations,” by Jean Marie Maier. New research in American Sociological Review finds that the number of points in a rating scale might reduce the size of gender gaps.