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Sociologists to explore inequality at Annual Meeting in New York City, Aug. 10-13
Date:6/26/2013

ries. Panelists will examine different dimensions of the role that higher education plays in reducing inequality and inducing social mobility in current American society.

  • Addressing Health Care Inequality: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    Monday, Aug. 12, 10:30 AM 12:10 PM (Hilton, Beekman, 2nd Floor)

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is intended to make health care more affordable and to expand health care coverage to all Americans. This panel will bring together health policy experts from sociology, health services research, and political science to provide an overview of the act and its major provisions in relation to these goals. What processes yielded the act in its current form? How do its provisions address its stated goals? How effective are its provisions likely to be? What new forms of inequality will the act yield?

  • Who are the Top One Percent?
    Monday, Aug. 12, 4:30 6:10 PM (Hilton, Beekman, 2nd Floor)

    This panel will examine the general question of "who are the top one percent" in terms of detailed studies of the income distribution, the wealth distribution, and federal tax returns, all of which net a slightly different set of people, but then coverage on the same several thousand people in terms of the top two or three tenths of the one percent. The panel also will engage the more interesting sociological question about the top one percent that relates to issues of power: To what degree, if any, do individuals and families within the top one percent have an active role in shaping the social processes and laws that brought them into the top one percent and help keep them there?

  • New Reproductive Technologies and the Reproduction of Inequality
    Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10:30 AM 12:10 PM (Sheraton, New York West, 3rd Floor)

    A crucial site for the production of social inequalities is that of motherhood and reproduction. Markets in new reproduc
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  • Contact: Daniel Fowler
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    American Sociological Association
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