Tag: Sociology of Work

“If We Began to Believe that Wall Street is Expendable…”

Jeff Madrick is an Economics columnist and author of Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present (2011). He wrote a great piece for The Washington Post last year that still captures my sociological imagination today.… Continue Reading ““If We Began to Believe that Wall Street is Expendable…””

Supporting women’s well-being, education and civic engagement improves societies

I’ve been working on a post encouraging the growth of visual sociology. I will share that with you soon. Visual sociology refers to representing sociological knowledge through photographs, charts, videos and other visual media. In that spirit, I thought I would reblog this US… Continue Reading “Supporting women’s well-being, education and civic engagement improves societies”

United Nations microfinance scheme for refugees living in camps

  Many refugees are displaced from their homes for years. They might live  in refugee camps for decades. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners support microfinancing efforts. Through small loans, refugees are empowered to maintain businesses and trading efforts,… Continue Reading “United Nations microfinance scheme for refugees living in camps”

Gender Equality Around the World: Advances and Gaps

The 2012 World Development Report includes interesting analysis about gender outcomes around the world. While there are there now more girls enrolled at schools in 45 developing countries, more women die from childbirth in developing countries like Afghanistan, Somalia, Nigeria and Pakistan in comparison… Continue Reading “Gender Equality Around the World: Advances and Gaps”