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Development Sociology

DSOC - Nation's First Department of Rural Sociology

Feb 26, 2016

Read a brief history the Department of Development's Sociology 100-year history, compiled by Julie N. Zimmerman, University of Kentucky, and David Brown, Cornell University for the American Sociological Association.

Tom Hirschl - Appearance on "Inside Story"

Dec 18, 2015

Professor Tom Hirschl recently appeared on a cable show entitled "Inside Story" about the demise of the American middle class. the show is hosed by Ray Suarez, formerly of NPR.


Rachel Bezner Kerr named as Einaudi International Faculty Fellow

Nov 17, 2015

“I believe that the center will benefit a great deal from Rachel’s deeply interdisciplinary work on food and nutrition security," says Hirokazu Miyazaki, director of the Einaudi Center.  “I look forward to collaborating with her in our effort to address global sustainability issues."

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Alaka Basu comments, The rise of One Child Families

Aug 30, 2011

Close to 10 per cent of Indian households are opting to have only one child as they seek to concentrate their resources to maximise earning opportunities for their offspring in a scramble for jobs. The trend is most pronounced among educated people in metropolitan areas, research by the Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research shows.