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Reich on NPR

May 7, 2019

The U.S. went from measles-free in 2000 to the largest outbreak in 25 years. NPR's David Greene talks to Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich, author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines . Why Aren't Parents Getting Their Children Vaccinated? NPR , April 29

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Reich on anti-vax mindset

April 23, 2019

“I think one of the things parents are grappling with is how much they trust government regulation, how much they trust information that they’re given,” said Jennifer Reich, Professor of Sociology. “Parents cited to me a similar distrust of food regulation or a similar distrust of chemical companies or ingredients...

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Reich on social media responses to vaccination

March 26, 2019

Professor Jennifer Reich of the Sociology Department and the author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines commented on a study published in the journal Vaccine assessing 197 Facebook users who posted anti-vaccine comments beneath a video advocating the HPV jab on the page of a local pediatric clinic...

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Reich on latest round of anti-vaxx questions

March 11, 2019

Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich says distrust underlies a lot of parental fears. "I think one of the things parents are grappling with is how much they trust government regulation, how much they trust information that they're given," Reich said. "Parents cited to me a similar distrust of food regulation or...

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Reich on latest public health emergency

Jan. 29, 2019

“States expect that in order to access public resources, like schools, camps, or child care centers, individuals must give up some autonomy to make sure everyone in the community is safe,” said Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. Measles a public health emergency in Washington Vox

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Sullivan cited in Time Magazine

Jan. 14, 2019

Restrictive zoning nationally has slowed the creation of new parks, and even where alternatives exist, moving a trailer from one park to another can cost more than $5,000, meaning many residents can’t afford to move when their rents go up. Park owners, says Sociology Assistant Professor Esther Sullivan, “know they...

Sullivan on unsubsidized affordable housing

Oct. 18, 2018

"Mobile homes are this country's single largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing," said Assistant Sociology Professor Esther Sullivan, author of Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans' Tenuous Right to Place . "They provide housing at an unmatched level of deep affordability." Are we ignoring — or outright banning —...

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Reich on women leading the outdoor industry

Sept. 6, 2018

"Women entrepreneurs on surveys voice greater satisfaction and more optimism about their work lives than do women employed in large companies," says Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich, an expert in gender and public policy. "They are more hopeful they can support gender equity." Women Finding Fresh Paths to Leadership in the...

Sullivan goes deep on mobile home insecurity

Sept. 6, 2018

"Part of the paradox at the heart of manufactured housing," explains Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan, "is that it’s precisely the thing that makes it so affordable that also makes this a highly insecure form of housing." 99% Invisible: Immobile Homes KALW Public Radio San Francisco , Aug 24

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Cooney on ex-spousal care in times of illness

Aug. 23, 2018

Chair and Professor of Sociology Teresa M. Cooney (recently named to the Editorial Board of The Journal of Adult Development) had a qualitative study published in 2014 (with Christine Proulx, Professor at the University of Missouri) of 21 ex-spouse caregivers. The study found that most assumed the role for the...

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