Incarceration rates, falling in every US state, drive significant shifts in risk of prison for marginalized groups
Young Americans in general have grown less likely to break the law in recent decades, according to the researchers, driving much of the decrease in imprisonment. Some policy changes have contributed as well.
"I remember growing fascinated in middle school by how people sorted into social groups and hierarchies – who could sit with whom in the school cafeteria and so forth – and how that shaped the way others treated them."
But the changing availability of spouses with particular jobs — especially a large increase in professional women — has dramatically changed common household couplings.
Crime rates among undocumented immigrants are just a fraction of those of their U.S.-born neighbors, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Texas arrest and conviction records.
New UW–Madison research identifies a link between the long-term decline in manufacturing jobs — accelerated during the Great Recession — and reduced fertility rates.
Wright was a giant in the field of contemporary Marxian sociology. He wrote 15 books and more than 100 research papers, many focused on class and capitalism.
Study finds Wisconsin’s African American poverty rate three to four times higher than white poverty rate
A new report from UW–Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty finds large disparities in poverty between white residents and those of color, especially African Americans.
UW-Madison researchers took a look at how Omro, De Pere and some other towns have been able to grow. Factors include good schools, affordable housing and access to a larger city via an interstate highway.
The impact of undocumented immigration — especially on public safety — remains a contentious topic of discussion in the United States, but "the conversations are occurring in a vacuum of data,” says researcher Michael Light.
UW-Madison senior Jordan Madden will be able to build upon his mission of helping others as the recipient of a 2018 Truman Scholarship.
Easy access to a gun at home is bad for a child’s mental health, particularly for girls, according to a new examination of a study of American schoolchildren from the 1990s.
A study of places that are attracting more residents found that it was always about proximity to cities, and about housing, schools and outdoor amenities.
Jason Fletcher is researching how public policy intersects with genetic data, what our genes can predict about how society functions, and how we should use this data responsibly — an area of study dubbed "social genomics."
An increase in the proportion of the population that is undocumented is associated with fewer drug arrests, drunken driving arrests and drug overdoses.
As a graduate student, Matthew Desmond spent countless hours in class at the Sewell Social Sciences Building. On Wednesday morning, he was at the front of the class, leading a discussion about his book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.”
Sociology Professor Douglas Maynard has received many honors in his career but until recently, they never came with a sword.