New and Noteworthy

S Ericson wrote up Christina Gibson-Davis and colleagues’ work emphasizing the importance of research on net worth poverty showing, for instance, that children who are “doubly poor,” lacking in both income and net worth, are at the highest risk for cognitive and behavioral concerns

Worth a Read (Sociologically Speaking)

Both mothers and fathers who take longer paid parental leave are seen as better parents than those who take shorter leave according to new research from Richard J. Petts, Gayle Kaufman, and Trenton D. Mize. They wrote up a summary of these findings for Council on Contemporary Families’ blog.

Citings and SIghtings

Wisconsin Public Radio spoke with sociologist Noelle Cheasley on why more men are leaving the workforce to care for children and families.

From the Archives

This week, President Biden signed the “Respect for Marriage” Act. Check out this piece from the archives on data showing that children raised by same-sex parents from birth performed significantly better than their peers in school.

Alumni Spotlight

This week, S Ericson wrote up a profile of TSP alumni Evan Stewart. Evan is now an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts-Boston and lead curator of our partner Soc Images. Evan recalls his time with TSP fondly, “TSP gives you an opportunity to read in a lot of different areas, to learn the discipline of sociology,” Stewart said. “It gives you a sense of breadth that, for me, has been incredibly helpful.”

From our Partner and Community Pages

The Freedom Revolution, Awakened Ancestral Roots of a New Generation, and a Population Moving as One by Bahareh Sahebi for Contexts.

The Problem with Sex Segregated Sport by Anima Adjepong and Travers for Engaging Sports.

Antisemitism, Conspiracy Theories, and Kanye “Ye” West by Griffin Mckinney for Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies’ blog.

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