QUOTED: The Washington Post
- I was actually writing back to their reporter explaining why they should not interview me to discuss about gender inequality in politics because I’m a sociologist and not a political scientist. Nonetheless, they went ahead and quoted what I said in my response email. This article reports on the sexist treatment of the Finish prime minister, Sanna Marin, on social media:
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
- 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
- Sociological Insights for Development Policy is a policy brief series published by the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Their policy brief series aims to “strengthen engagement between scholars, policy makers and development practitioners.” Here is the piece I contributed:
BLOG CONTRIBUTION: Work in Progress
- Work in Progress is a public sociology blog of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and is co-sponsored by 4 sections of the ASA (Organizations, Occupations and Work; Economic Sociology; Labor and Labor Movements; Inequality, Poverty and Mobility). My piece discusses about the relative risks of combat exposure, disability, and death between enlisted soldiers with and without criminal records in the U.S. Army:
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
- TWiSP (This Week in Sociological Perspective) is a long-running podcast series hosted by Samuel Lucas, a professor of sociology at the UC Berkeley. In this episode, I was invited to discuss about the paper I recently published with my student, Miranda Hines, in Sociological Forum:
CENSUS FIPS COUNTY CODES TO MEPS CONVERSION
- I am not sure how useful this information would be to the general public, but if you are interested in mapping variables to geographical borders of the United States Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPS), there seems to be no ready-made cartographic boundary files available to researchers. Here is the STATA code to convert Census FIPS county codes to match 65 MEPS in the U.S. and Puerto Rico:
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: