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Happy Friday! This is our final post of the year, and we’ve got a big 2018 planned for Work in Progress so stay tuned. In the meantime, here are the stories that we’ve been reading this week.

The Lede – Homelessness

“The Lede” is our occasional Friday Roundup section that provides a mix of a prominent news story and some recent social science on the same topic. This week we are featuring The Guardian Newspaper’s  visually stunning and heart wrenching look at the practice of one-way bus ticket purchases for individuals who are street homeless:

Here are a few other recent stories about homelessness that caught our attention:

Here is a selection of recent articles on homelessness in the United States:

 

At Work

 

Changing Policy on Taxes and Immigration

 

Social Problems

 

Policing in America

 

Happy Friday, sociologists! It is finals week here at WIP and so, like a student stumbling in with fifteen minutes left in the exam, our #FridayRoundup is a bit belated today. We hope you have a great weekend!

 

Sexual Harassment

 

Net Neutrality

 

This Week in Washington

 

Race and Politics

 

In the Discipline

 

On Campus

 

Today we’ve adding a new element to our Friday news roundups – “The Lede”. We’ll use this space to feature reporting along with social science research on a topic that has been in the news. We hope you find it interesting!

 

The Lede – Race, Childbirth, and Mortality

ProPublica and NPR have been reporting on maternal mortality all year. We’ve linked to some of their major stories below along with some related reporting from Vox.com, which published the video embedded above on race and childbirth. We’ve also linked to some articles on poor birth outcomes more generally in the U.S.

 

 

Taxes in America

 

At Work

 

Thinking About “Science”

 

On Campus

Graduate students protest changes to U.S. tax laws at the University of Southern California (via LA Times)

 

Happy Friday (and welcome back to those of you in U.S. who had holiday break last week!). Here is a collection of what we’ve been reading this week.

 

Cut, Cut, Cut

 

Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, New Jobs, Old Jobs

 

Gun Violence in America

 

The Far Right

 

On Campus

Happy Friday! Since next week is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., we’ll be on hiatus. See you all in December!

 

Transitioning

 

Sexual Harassment

 

Divided America

On Campus

Smog in Lahore, Pakistan (photo via the New York Times)

 

Happy Friday from WIP! Here is a collection of what we’ve been reading this week.

 

Cut, Cut, Cut

 

Future of Work

 

Crime

 

“Don’t Be Evil”

 

The Environment

 

On Campus

https://video.vice.com/en_us/embed/590cff588a99751977883e1b

 

Happy Friday! Here is our latest compilation of news and essays we’ve been reading.

 

The Bail Trap

 

Cut, Cut, Cut

 

Gender and Sexuality

 

Blowing the Whistle

 

Changing Nature of Work

 

On Campus