Topics in Quantitative Sociology
Fall 2020 ENSAE
This session examines the interaction between biology and social science with particular attention on genetic determinants of social outcomes.
Chabris & al., 2015, CDPS, "The fourth law of behavior genetics"
Conley, 2016, ARS, "Socio-Genomic Research Using Genome-Wide Molecular Data"
Hackman & al., 2010, NRN, "Socioeconomic status and the brain: mechanistic insights from human and animal research"
Landecker & Panofsky, 2013, ARS, “From social structure to gene regulation, and back. A critical introduction to environmental epigenetics for sociology”
Lupien & al., 2009, NRN, "Effects of stress throughout the lifespan on the brain behaviour and cognition"
Mulligan, 2016, ARA, "Early environments, stress, and the epigenetics of human health"
Case-studies for reading, presentation and commentary
Conley & Domingue, 2016, SS, “The Bell Curve Revisited: Testing Controversial Hypotheses with Molecular Genetic Data” [PRES]
Cook & Fletcher, 2015, JHE, “Understanding heterogeneity in the effects of birth weight on adult cognition and wages” [PRES]
Case-studies for written reviews
Boardman & al., 2012, PNAS, “How social and genetic factors predict friendship networks” [REV]
Conley & al., 2016, PNAS, “Assortative mating and differential fertility by phenotype and genotype across the 20th century”
Herd & al., 2019, ASR, "Genes, gender inequality, and educational attainment"
Tropf & Mandemakers, 2017, Dem, “Is the association between education and fertility postponement causal. The role of family background factors"