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.

There’s Research on That!:

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.


Politics, Protests and Activist Memes,” by Allison J. Steinke. VICE talks with James M. Jasper about activist memes.

How Private Bail Profits from Women of Color,” by Caity Curry. The Appeal talks with Josh Page about how the private bail industry excessively profits from low-income women and women of color.

From Our Partners:


Disrupting the Racial Wealth Gap,” by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro.

Sociological Images:

The Stakes of Steak,” by Allison Nobles.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Even Gender Inequality is Unequal,” by Virginia Rutter.

Social Studies MN:

The Ins and Outs of the IMF,” by Neeraj Rajasekar.

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