Social Science Research publishes papers devoted to quantitative social science research and methodology. The journal features articles that illustrate the use of quantitative methods in the empirical solution of substantive problems, and emphasizes those concerned with issues or methods that cut across traditional disciplinary lines. Special attention is given to methods that have been used by only one particular social science discipline, but that may have application to a broader range of areas.
Language, immigrant status tied to toxic exposure
New research finds that economically disadvantaged immigrant neighborhoods of non-English speaking Latinos are more likely to be exposed to cancer-causing air toxics than comparable communities of any other racial group in ...
Researcher says no evidence children of same sex couples negatively impacted
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver finds that scientists agree that children of same-sex parents experience 'no difference' on a range of social and behavioral outcomes compared to children of heterosexual ...
'No Child Left Behind' leaves some voters behind
When public schools receive failing grades, turnout increases in local school board elections, according to research from Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. However, turnout increases unequally, with very ...
Moving, even to more affluent areas, puts kids at greater risk for not graduating high school
Want to make sure your child graduates from high school? Don't move.
High participation in small church groups has its downside, research shows
Parishioners who participate in small groups within a religious congregation are generally more likely to be civically engaged than their fellow worshipers unless a church has high overall small-group participation, according ...
Being 'laid off' leads to a decade of distrust
People who lose their jobs are less willing to trust others for up to a decade after being laid-off, according to new research from The University of Manchester.
Study reveals how to encourage men to give to the poor
A new Stanford study offers ideas on how to encourage men to donate money and time to charitable causes.
Portly pastors make up more than a third of American clergy, study finds
More than a third of American clergy members are obese, with stress, longer hours, being underpaid and lack of self-care among the reasons, according to a Baylor University study. But the pastoral profession has some built-in ...
The unexpected benefits of adjustable rate mortgages
Using loan level data matched to consumer credit records, researchers have been able to determine that a reduction in mortgage payments of as little as $150 a month spurred a reduction in mortgage defaults and an increase ...
Black Republicans put most faith in US government
Black Republicans trust the United States government more than other political groups, finds a new study from the University of British Columbia, ahead of the mid-term U.S. elections to be held on November 4.