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Tag: sociology

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Sep 9, 2019

Study Sheds Light on How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health

New research finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in health, even if there’s no jail time. 

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Jun 26, 2019

Study: Internet Perpetuates Job Market Inequality

Research finds the internet is giving both employers and job seekers access to more information, but has not made the hiring process more meritocratic. 

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Mar 4, 2019

Why Home Cooking Isn’t Possible for Everyone – And What We Can Do About It

The ideal of the home-cooked meal is out of reach for many Americans. What should we do about that? 

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Feb 11, 2019

Study: Aquaculture Does Little, if Anything, to Conserve Wild Fisheries

New research finds that aquaculture, or fish farming, does not help conserve wild fisheries. 

Jan 7, 2019

5 Questions With Torry Holt

We caught with the former All-Pro wide receiver and NC State All-American as he was became the sixth Wolfpack player to join the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. 

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May 2, 2018

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. 

Dec 13, 2017

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. 

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Aug 31, 2017

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. 

May 4, 2017

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. 

Apr 24, 2017

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. 

Mar 14, 2017

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. 

Oct 12, 2016

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. 

Jul 12, 2016

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. 

Jan 13, 2016

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. 

Dec 3, 2015

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.