Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Western Sociologists in the News

Jamie Seabrook (PhD 2013) and Bill Avison recently published an article in the February edition of the Canadian Review of Sociology (Vol 52, No. 1). Their article, entitled “Family Structure and Children’s Socioeconomic Attainment: A Canadian Sample,” has been featured in the media, with emphasis on their key study finding that people who grew up in stable single-parent families had higher socioeconomic status than those raised in two-parent families. http://lifewise.canoe.ca/Living/Parenting/2015/03/06/22273556.html

Rachel Margolis and Laura Wright (PhD student) recently published an article in the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences on smoking cessation. This article has been featured in several news stories: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/10/us-smoking-spouse-idUSKBN0M624V20150310 http://www.businessinsider.com/r-trying-to-quit-smoking-a-smoking-spouse-may-not-help-2015-3

Also in the news is Professor Emeritus Paul Whitehead who was recently interviewed by the London Free Press about two unsolved murders in the city. http://www.lfpress.com/2015/03/13/four-homicide-suspects-remain-at-large-after-two-separate-killings-in-london