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The Rise of Non-Normative Households in South Korea

October 1, 2019

The dramatic transformation of family patterns in advanced capitalist societies has received much attention in both academia and the popular press. News coverage of family change in East Asia, especially, is fueling alarm and anxiety with frequent stories about how low-fertility rates are contributing to rapidly aging populations, an unsustainable trend given the fragility of pension programs specifically, and welfare systems generally.... Read more about The Rise of Non-Normative Households in South Korea

Course videos

August 28, 2019

Responding to Harvard College students' need for information about courses before the first day of the term, the Department of Sociology is collaborating with the Bok Center on short videos describing key aspects of select courses.  These "trailers" feature courses taught during the 2019-20 academic year by Jason Beckfield, Joscha Legewie, Ellis Monk, and Mary Waters.  To view them go to the Sociology Courses page.  We hope our students...

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