Social Science Quarterly is a quarterly journal nationally recognized as one of the top journals in the field. SSQ publishes current research on a broad range of topics including political science, sociology, economics, history, social work, geography, international studies, and women's studies. SSQ is the official journal of the Southwestern Social Science Association, and a subscription to the journal is a benefit of membership in SSSA. Established in 1919, the journal is now published on behalf of SSSA by Wiley Blackwell. Beginning in 2004, SSQ began publishing an annual special issue on important - and sometimes controversial - topics. The annual special issue is released during the fourth quarter of each year, and the deadline for manuscript consideration for a special issue is July 15 of the prior year.
People living in more disadvantaged cities are at greater risk of death by suicide
The city where an individual lives can influence the risk of dying by suicide, according to a new study from sociologists at Rice University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Die-hard college sports fans defy expectations
When March Madness kicks off this week, you might expect the bleachers to be filled with alumni and students from the competing colleges. In fact, only about a third of die-hard college sports fans are alumni of their teams' ...
Youth snap parents into political-rearing mode, says study
Parents are more reactive than proactive when providing political influence and opportunities for their children, according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Sunday school teachers as 'culture warriors': Lay leaders wield political clout
Volunteer lay leaders serve as political opinion leaders within churches, with considerable power to deepen—or bridge—gaps between religion and politics, according to a Baylor University study.
Throwing the bum out: When should scandal-hit politicians stage a come back?
As Anthony Weiner enters the New York mayoral race two years after scandal forced him from office, a new study in Social Science Quarterly explores the lingering effect of scandals and asks how long a politician need wait ...
New study examines record of football teams after coaching changes
Fire the coach? Not so fast says a new study of elite college football teams.