Study Links Parental Support and Career Success of Children
A recent study finds young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted across generations.
Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC
An interdisciplinary group of NC State researchers is helping improve the wellbeing of children across North Carolina.
Parcel Appointed Program Director at NSF
Toby Parcel, professor of sociology at NC State, will serve as a program director with the National Science Foundation for at least one year beginning Sept. 5, 2017. Her appointment is part of NSF’s rotating program director initiative through which university faculty work at the federal agency for one or two years.
Increasing Monetary Penalties in NC’s Justice System May Cost Taxpayers
Monetary sanctions designed to help fund the justice system may actually cost state and local governments more than they bring in.
The Brave New World of Social Media Screening for New Hires
How social media tracking is tripping up job applicants, employers, and the Trump administration.
Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’
A new study finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources.
Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Both School Diversity And Neighborhood Schools
In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools.
Study Finds Broad Range of ‘Independence’ for U.S. Young Adults
The idea of what it means to become “independent” has evolved significantly in recent generations, and new research from NC State finds that the concept of being either dependent or independent doesn’t apply to almost half of young adults in the United States.
Racial Makeup of Labor Markets Affects Who Gets Job Leads
Research from North Carolina State University and Rice University finds that the racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads – regardless of the race of the worker.
Research Seeks Answers to Black Lung Resurgence in Central Appalachia
Black lung is making a resurgence among miners in central Appalachia. And one NC State researcher wants to know why.
Study: Kids From High Socioeconomic Background More Likely to Rely on Parental Help as Young Adults
A recent study finds that more than 40 percent of young adults no longer live with their parents, but still receive at least some financial support from mom and dad – and this is particularly true for grown children from higher socioeconomic backgrounds.
Tequila, Mezcal and Social Science: Q&A With Sarah Bowen
Sarah Bowen knows a lot about tequila and mezcal. Her new book, Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production, explores the complex web of relationships – from farmers to bartenders – involved in transforming agave grown in Mexico into high-end spirits and cocktails consumed around the world.
Researchers Aim to Understand What Drives School Diversity or Resegregation
Why are some school districts able to maintain economic diversity in their schools, while others have become effectively resegregated in recent decades? That’s a question being explored by a team of researchers led by NC State University under a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Race, Politics, and Neighborhood Schools: What You Can Learn From a School Board Election
Local school board elections can be sleepy affairs, but the past decade saw heated debate over elections to the Wake County Board of Education in North Carolina – a debate that raised issues of race, social ties, and what K-12 schools should do in order to best serve their students.
Fisheries, Society and Sustainability: A Q&A With Stefano Longo
What happens when part of the ecosystem becomes a commodity? Stefano Longo explores this and other questions in his new book on fisheries and environmental sociology.