Gender quotas in India had unintended effects

Gender quotas enshrined in the Indian constitution appear to have lowered the representation of other underrepresented groups.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: society-and-culture gender india politics socioeconomic-status

Will COVID-19 force a rethink of America’s safety net?

Will COVID-19 change the American social safety net? New research looks at history as a guide for how governments react to crises that expose inequality.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: society-and-culture government history housing race-and-ethnicity socioeconomic-status

Coronavirus spotlights health inequity that was already bad

COVID-19 reveals the gaps in access to health care and in the health of Americans from marginalized groups. But it's a chance to work towards health equity, too.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
March 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 health-care-costs money race-and-ethnicity socioeconomic-status

‘Ivy-plus’ colleges are missing some middle-class students

Should universities give middle-class college students a boost? A new report finds that middle-class kids are underrepresented on "Ivy-plus" campuses.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Feb. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: society-and-culture college-students higher-education money socioeconomic-status

Is prosecutor bias really behind disparities in prison?

Race and class bias on the part of prosecutors may not be the primary driver of the disparities in prison populations, researchers report.

U. Arizona • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture bias courts lawyers prison race-and-ethnicity socioeconomic-status

Teens with a higher sense of family status are healthier

Teenagers' sense of their own family's socioeconomic status is associated with their health and well-being, even if those perceptions aren't factual.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
Jan. 8, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture families money socioeconomic-status teenagers

How history and status shape what you eat

A new book on the history of food contains provocative arguments about authenticity and status, big agriculture, and what's "healthy."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture agriculture food history socioeconomic-status

Employers pay when workers face financial precarity

Money worries, termed financial precarity, have serious consequences for both employees and their employers, research finds.

Kirsty Bowen-U. Sheffield • futurity
Dec. 2, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture jobs money socioeconomic-status stress united-states

Here’s what people mean by terms like ‘privilege’

This podcast episode offers definitions and examples of the terms privilege, positionality, and intersectionality.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Oct. 15, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: society-and-culture gender identity lgbtq race socioeconomic-status

Better criteria for gifted programs can cut racial gaps

Changing how schools decide which kids qualify for advanced education programs can cut the racial and income gap in who's considered "gifted."

Duke University • futurity
Aug. 13, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: society-and-culture education race socioeconomic-status

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