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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.

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.


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