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Recent research in the United States reveals that although men are more accepting of risk than women, and Whites more accepting of risks than non-whites, more notable patterns lie at the intersection of race and gender. Evidence of the white male effect has been found in both national and local...
Nationally, less than 50 percent of children reenroll in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a program for children from families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but too low to afford private health insurance. To identify why, we surveyed parents who disenrolled...
Sociologists who study and work with older adults often use the term “aging in place” when discussing older adults' residential environments. Aging in place suggests that what is best for older people (and society at large) is to remain in the residential environment (e.g. home and neighborhood)...
Although the metaphor has long been used as an educational tool in sociology, its use in sociological practice has been limited. However, the affinity between the metaphor and the sociological perspective affords the sociological practitioner a unique opportunity to meet a client in a created...
The discipline's gatekeepers of the World War I era systematically—and largely correctly—associated applied sociology with the work of African American and female professionals (such as W.E.B. DuBois and Jane Addams). In the largely sexist and racist ethos that characterized the era, they were...
The following essay explores the decision to terminate a federally funded program, Drug Elimination Program (DEP), in public housing developments. This case study of one public house development incorporates qualitative and quantitative data derived from a program evaluation performed in year...
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