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The application of Signalling Theory to health-related trust problems: The example of herbal clinics in Ghana and Tanzania
31 Jul 2017

New article by Heather Hamill in Social Science & Medicine looks at the signals herbalists use to communicate trustworthiness to patients in Ghana and Tanzania.

Offline and Local: The Hidden Face of Cybercrime
31 Jul 2017

Jonathan Lusthaus and Federico Varese investigate a neglected aspect of the phenomenon of cybercrime – the offline and local dimension in the case of Romania.

Congratulations to Burcu Özdemir Ocaklı on her successful completion of the DPhil in Sociology
25 Jul 2017

Burcu Özdemir Ocaklı successfully completed her DPhil, titled ‘Intergenerational Relationships between Adult Children and Older Parents in Turkey’ under the supervision of Professor Sarah Harper at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing.

How free trade can make you fat
20 Jul 2017

‘The North American Free Trade Agreement may have dramatically changed the Canadian diet by boosting consumption of high-fructose corn syrup’, a new study by DPhil student Pepita Barlow suggests.

Generational and class gaps in attitudes on fees, polling finds
20 Jul 2017

Tuition fees rank marginally above animal rights on list of voting priorities – but young people assign higher importance. Steve Fisher helps the Times Higher Education to sort through the polling data.

Sociogentics research featured in BSA Network
11 Jul 2017

‘Genetics research: not in our nature?’ looks at the work of Professor Melinda Mills and her team working on the Sociogenome, SOCGEN and Wellcome Trust projects – calling it ‘the latest in the nature-nurture debate’.

Why do people remain childless?
05 Jul 2017

New study by Melinda Mills and Felix Tropf finds genetic sexual dimorphism may explain childlessness.

Destitution is back. And we can’t just ignore it
05 Jul 2017

More than a million people in the UK experienced destitution in 2015 and those most likely to face it are unsurprisingly those hardest hit by welfare cuts.

Class and eating: Family meals in Britain by Ewa Jarosz
28 Jun 2017

Ewa Jarosz, Research Officer at the Centre for Time Use Research, discusses social differentiation in eating patterns in Britain in her new paper in Appetite, Vol 116.


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