sociologists

Study: More Auto-mobility Drives Lower Social Mobility
An Equality of Opportunity Project study finds that urban sprawl contributes to lower social mobility in America. Paul Krugman observes, "[D]isadvantaged workers often find themselves stranded; there may be jobs available somewhere, but they literally can’t get there." “areas with a smaller middle class had lower rates of upward mobility.” Read more...
Video: Occupy protesters march in protest in September 2011. Some of the findings included in a newly-released study(pdf) conducted by sociologists at the City University of New York, that looked at the backgrounds and motivations of Occupy Read more...