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Was Accra how I expected?

Witnessing the creations of new builds dotted around the capital city, especially numerous malls, displayed the recent development of Ghana. What I found striking was the huge divide between the people working in and visiting the innovative builds to the surrounding poor locals begging and living in poor conditions. 503 more words


Ghana trip! 

So I’ve had a crazy busy few weeks full of assignments, rowing races and more assignments but I handed in my last assignment before Easter and It was time for our field trip to Ghana!!! 221 more words


Prenatal sex ratio

A paper that I’ve been involved with for a dozen years already has finally been published. We bring together multiple data sets to show that the primary sex ratio — the ratio of boys to girls conceived — is 1, or very close to 1. 208 more words

For Low Earners, the Average Net Pension Replacement Rate Across OECD Countries is 82%

Source: OECD publishing

This comprehensive examination of pension systems in OECD and selected non-OECD countries looks at recent trends in retirement and working at older ages, evolving life expectancy, design of pension systems, pension entitlements, and private pensions before providing a series of country profiles.


When Days Blend Into Each Other

Hello blog viewers, readers, and people who just stumbled upon my little slice of the internet. Sorry that I haven’t posted but I have been swamped with homework and lack of sleep. 735 more words


Project announcement: 'The Sociology of Skyrim'

Comrades, I come before you today to announce a bold and ambitious project I dreamt up after playing video games and drinking late into the night. 253 more words


Rice University Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Deadline: May 15

Length: 1 year

Comments: “The fellow will work primarily with Professor of Sociology Dr. Stephen L. Klineberg to provide research support for the annual Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey, which is now well into its fourth decade of tracking this region’s remarkable economic and demographic transformations and recording the way area residents are responding to them.” See a description of Klineberg’s work at… 16 more words

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