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Date:6/26/2014

mes and High Hopes for U.S. Higher Education

Monday, Aug. 18, 4:30 6:10 PM (Hilton, Plaza B) United States higher education is undergoing profound change. How Americans fund, govern, assess, and experience college all are in flux, creating a sense of crisis for many in the academy but also great experimentation in business models, instructional delivery, and educational research. Some go so far as to promise that the best higher education is yet to come. This session will assemble seasoned scholars, education innovators, and institutional leaders to discuss the fate and future of U.S. higher education today.

  • Hard Times, Gender, and Families

    Tuesday, Aug. 19, 10:30 AM 12:10 PM (Hilton, Plaza B) The Great Recession altered the gender dynamics within families in ways we are only beginning to understand. Some trends were accelerated, while others may have been slowed or even reversed. This subject is vexing for researchers because it involves adjudicating between the effects of underlying conditions, long-term trends, and short-term shocks. In the past several years, we have seen new research on how labor market conditions affect family violence, the gender division of labor, and fertility decisions. As of yet, however, we have no overarching theory of how this recession or short-term economic shocks in general has helped shape gender within families. In this session, a panel of researchers will address this issue.

  • Return Migration During Hard Times Tuesday, Aug. 19, 12:30 2:10 PM (Hilton, Continental Parlor 7) When countries experience "hard times," immigrants face new challenges to their integration into a host country. Legal policy may seek to push immigrants out and back to their countries of origin by defining them as undesirable. In the United States, for example, deportations have risen dramatically since 2001. For each of the past four years, the U.S. has deported close to 400,000 people. Social policies may also aim
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    American Sociological Association
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