Social Sciences


Study finds Americans prefer tax credits to government checks

May 7, 2019

New research shows that even when the policies are regressive, many Americans prefer indirect delivery of government benefits to direct cash subsidies.

Diverse Families, Desirable Schools

May 2, 2019

Mira Debs, executive director of the Education Studies Program and lecturer in sociology (Harvard Education Press)

Economist Costas Meghir on seeking scalable solutions to entrenched poverty

April 29, 2019

Meghir is part of a research team evaluating an early-childhood intervention in Odisha, India aimed at reducing the intergenerational transmission of poverty.

Another victim of violence: trust in those who mean no harm

April 26, 2019

Exposure to violence does not change the ability to learn who is likely to do harm, but it does damage the ability to place trust in “good people.”

Economist Cooper awarded Carnegie Fellowship for work on drug pricing

April 23, 2019

Yale health economist Zack Cooper has received a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to support data-driven research on pharmaceutical pricing.

Hungerford, Gerber reappointed as FAS deans of humanities, social sciences

April 22, 2019

Professors Amy Hungerford and Alan Gerber have been reappointed as the deans of humanities and social sciences. Both terms are for five years, effective July 1.

Study documents electoral corruption in Hungary

April 22, 2019

Yale political scientist Isabela Mares and her co-author have documented the first proof of electoral clientelism in a European Union state.

Yale’s Rothman named fellow of Royal Society

April 17, 2019

Nobel laureate James Rothman has been named a fellow of the Royal Society, an honor bestowed to scientists in the United Kingdom and select foreign members.

Yale sociologist studies the niche market of cosmetic surgery for the young

April 12, 2019

Medical sociologist Alka Menon’s work looks at international attitudes toward cosmetic surgery as a way to examine multiculturalism and its effects.

Actually, the Electoral College was a pro-slavery ploy

April 9, 2019

There are legitimate reasons to keep the Electoral College, but we must accept that it does have deep roots in efforts by the founders to accommodate slavery.