Topics in Quantitative Sociology
Fall 2020 ENSAE
Sociologists try to account for the complexity of causality in social phenomena by reconstructing the mechanisms (chains) of action. We examine how this approach explains differences in cultural reproduction and educational achievement.
Case-studies for reading, presentation and commentary
Case-studies for written reviews
Bearman & Brückner, 2001, AJS, “Promising the Future: Virginity Pledges and First Intercourse”
Flashman & Gambetta, 2014, RS, “Thick as thieves: Homophily and trust among deviants”
Hoffman & Bearman, 2015, SS, “Bringing Anomie Back In: Exceptional Events and Excess Suicide”