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Cultural determinants influence assisted reproduction usage in Europe more than economic and demographic factors
10 Oct 2017

A new paper by Patrick Präg and Melinda Mills in Human Reproduction asks 'To what extent do financial, demographic and cultural determinants explain the vast cross-national differences in ART treatments in Europe?'.

Motherhood, Employment, and the Dynamics of Women’s Gender Attitudes
26 Sep 2017

Muzhi Zhou looks at the dynamics of women's gender attitudes from the perspective of women's conflicting employment and child-rearing responsibilities in her article in Gender & Society.

The Mafia - organised crime: Federico Varese on Radio 4's Thinking Allowed
22 Sep 2017

The Mafia and organised crime from Sicily to Japan and the UK. 

Different genes affect educational attainment and fertility in different times and places
12 Sep 2017

Felix Tropf, Melinda Mills, Nicola Barban and Charles Rahal from the Department of Sociology with international colleagues discuss how we could be missing important variations when we try to draw conclusions about the influence of genes on human behaviour, because combining data sets from vastly different countries and historical periods could muddy the waters in 'Hidden heritability due to heterogeneity across seven populations' published in Nature Human Behaviour.

Congratulations to Noah Carl on his successful completion of the DPhil in Sociology
01 Sep 2017

Noah Carl successfully completed his DPhil, titled ‘Cognitive Ability and Socio-political Beliefs and Attitudes’ under the supervision of Professor Francisco Billari and Professor Nan Dirk de Graaf.
Noah is now a Research Officer at Nuffield College’s Centre for Social Investigation.
The Department wishes him further success in his future career!

Marriage in an immigrant society: Education and the transition to first marriage in Hong Kong
01 Sep 2017

Muzhi Zhou discusses how high immigration might change the relationship between education and marriage in her new article in Demographic Research.

Surprise, surprise! (again) The 2017 British general election exit poll
04 Aug 2017

Steve Fisher discusses how (and why!) the 2017 British general election exit poll works in his new article in Significance.

Flexible men and successful women: the effects of flexible working hours on German couples’ wages
03 Aug 2017

Laura Langner discusses how couples benefit from flexible working hours - especially when men use this flexibility to support their wives' careers.

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