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Suicide Rates: Percentages and Rates, Age and Gender
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report on suicide rates, finding that suicides in the United States had increased by 24 percent between 1999 and 2014. Like most people, I learned of...

Architecture and Inequality on College Campuses
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By Peter Kaufman Inequality is one of the most important and most popular topics that sociologists study. It might even be the most important and popular topic. Inequality is discussed in every introductory course, it is a prominent theme in...

Goal Displacement: Solar Panels, Congress, and Your Education
Thursday, May 12, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer Telemarketers notoriously violate the Do Not Call list and sometimes call people repeatedly, presumably to sell something. A colleague recently mentioned that she had been called about solar panels, and she told the caller she already had...

Studying Aging Populations
Thursday, May 05, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer You might have heard the phrase "aging population" and thought, wait a minute, isn't every living thing aging? What does it mean to say that a population is aging? Demographers study the composition of populations, including its...

Polling Methods
Monday, May 02, 2016
By Sally Raskoff Are polls getting less reliable? Some say so. Our changing technology, including social media and the 24-hour news cycle, can have an effect on opinions and behavior. People who hear that a candidate already has a good...