Social science archive

Remembering anthropologist James Anderson

Remembering anthropologist James Anderson March 31, 2015:

Professor emeritus James Nelson Anderson passed away March 13. An early proponent of environmental anthropology, he studied how people in Southeast Asia lived “sustainably,” long before that term was coined.

Childcare workers’ pay remains stagnant, study shows

Childcare workers’ pay remains stagnant, study shows January 21, 2015:

Costs of early childhood services may have climbed nearly twofold for parents over the last 17 years, but most of these workers have seen no change in real earnings in the same period, according to research led by UC Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

Law prof looks at shootings of and by police with audio

Law prof looks at shootings of and by police January 13, 2015:

UC Berkeley Law Professor Franklin Zimring turns up some surprises in his new study of shootings by and of police. He discusses the research, and the incomplete state of data on killings by police, on KQED radio’s “Forum” show.

I School hackathon develops technological aids for Heifer International

I School hackathon develops technological aids for Heifer International December 3, 2014:

Students from across the Bay Area came to the assistance of Heifer International, which fights world hunger and poverty by linking communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a history of poverty.