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January 2019

Social Forces Colloquium Series: Emily Smith, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

January 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

  The Multiplexity and Locality of Job Lead Ties The use of social ties to gain information about job opportunities has been the subject of a large body of research across many disciplines. Perhaps most well known, Granovetter's (1973) "strength of weak ties" theory argues ties that bridge social groups can more effectively diffuse information, and these ties are necessarily weak. Thus, information about job opportunities is theorized to be more useful when coming from weaker ties outside of one's own…

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Social Forces Colloquium Series: Roberto Fernandez, MIT

January 30 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Reflections on the Glass Ceiling Many studies have adopted the metaphor of the “glass ceiling” to describe the phenomenon where women’s representation declines across increasing levels of organizational hierarchies. While this pattern is very common, the causes of this phenomenon are not well-understood. With few exceptions, studies have assumed that the glass ceiling is produced by internal promotion biases which favor males. However, little research has subjected this assumption to empirical test. While promotion barriers might indeed be at play,…

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February 2019

Social Forces Colloquium Series: Phil Gorski, Yale

February 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Social Forces Colloquium Series: Larry Bobo, Harvard

February 27 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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April 2019

Social Forces Colloquium Series: Tiffany Joseph, Northeastern

April 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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