Public Sociology

QUOTED: The Washington Post

WaPo

FEATURED: Military REACH

  • The Military REACH project at Auburn University publishes research summaries to inform and facilitate the Department of Defense’s provision of family support systems. Their beautifully crafted TRIP (Translating Research Into Practice) Report summarizes my research findings for military families and the public.

QUOTED: WUSA9 News

WUSA9

  • I was interviewed by WUSA9 to discuss about the data published by the Pew Research Center indicating that women under 30 earned more than their male counterparts in 2019. The reporter asked me to contextualize their findings by discussing about the motherhood wage penalty, growth in earnings gap between mothers and fathers overtime, regional differences in women’s earnings, and the fact that the estimates were based on full-time workers only:

FEATURED: The U.S. Care Infrastructure Conference

  • Participated in a workshop that focuses on expanding child care beyond usual hours. The conference was co-organized by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, American University Program on Gender Analysis in Economics, and the Care Work Network. Slides that accompanied the talk can be downloaded here. My presentation provides a brief overview of the military childcare system:

BLOG CONTRIBUTION: PWSC

  • Contributed a piece to Conflict(ed), the official blog for the Peace, War, and Social Conflict (PWSC) section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) based on the paper I published with my student, Margaret Smith, in Public Administration Review.

POLICY BRIEF: Sociological Insights for Development Policy

BLOG CONTRIBUTION: Work in Progress

WorkInProgress

FEATURED: Everyday Sociology

  • Everyday Sociology is a blog site that offers “a sociological take on what is happening in the news (and what should be in the news).” This thought-provoking piece written by a doctoral student from Rutgers University, Jenny Enos, builds on the paper I published with my student, Miranda Hines, in Sociological Forum.

FEATURED: This Week in Sociological Perspective

CENSUS FIPS COUNTY CODES TO MEPS CONVERSION

IPUMS-USA: NUMBER OF CHILDREN UNDER 18 IN HOUSEHOLD

  • I do not know why, but IPUMS-USA does not provide the number of children under 18 in household; it only provides the number of own children of any age (NCHILD) and the number of own children age 4 and under residing with each individual (NCHLT5). However, for those of us who are interested in using IPUMS-USA data to estimate the labor market impact of parenthood, knowing the number of children under 18 in household may be useful. Here is the STATA code to accomplish that:
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