A survey of sociology students at two-year institutions found that those who studied social sciences had higher rates of undergraduate employment than those who did not.
This finding was based on an analysis of responses from the 2013 American Sociological Association (ASA) Survey of Sociology.
Sociology departments at two top universities, the University of California-Berkeley and University of Pennsylvania, found that students who enrolled in sociology in the fall of 2012, which was a little more than a year after the recession began, had a higher unemployment rate than students who did.
For example, sociology majors at UC Berkeley who were only in school for four years had a 4.7 percent unemployment rate compared with 5.3 percent for those who were in school 10 years.
At the University at Pittsburgh, the unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for sociology majors who enrolled four years after the start of the recession, compared with 6.1 percent for the same group who enrolled six years after that.
These results are in line with a study published in April by economists at the University’s Institute for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
“The findings are in keeping with the broader view that unemployment rates of social science majors are low, even though the majority of students are employed,” the study said.
Sociologists who study race and ethnicity, gender, class, religion, and the environment were the only groups to report higher unemployment rates than their peers in the general population.
Sociologist David Roberts, the study’s lead author, said that the research is important because it helps students understand the extent to which their skills and experiences differ from their peers.
“It’s important for students to understand that social science and related fields are highly diverse and that some skills are valued more than others,” he said.
The study also found that sociology majors had higher levels of postsecondary education than other students, with an average of four years of post-secondary education compared to two years for other students.
The difference in postsecondary earnings for sociology students and the general student population is particularly stark.
“This is something that we really need to look at,” Roberts said.
“Social science is really important to understanding how inequality is shaped.”
The unemployment rate for sociology graduates in the United States was 8.2 percent for women and 4.6 percent for men in 2013, according to the University.
Sociological majors were most likely to have received a bachelor’s degree, with 29.1 percentage points higher than the general college student population.
Those who graduated with a master’s degree also had the highest unemployment rates, with 9.3 percentage points.
The median earnings for those with a bachelor of science degree were $50,400, compared to $31,400 for those without.
Sociologically trained people in the U.S. have seen a surge in unemployment rates since 2008, according the American Sociology Association.
At that time, about half of the population was out of the labor force, and unemployment had spiked.
However, the number of unemployed people has declined dramatically, according as a result of the recovery, according a 2012 report by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
“Sociology is the last of the fields of study that is highly highly undervalued by the labor market and has been for a long time,” Roberts explained.
“In a way, we’re really good at it.
And yet, we’ve lost a lot of the ground we should have gained.”
Roberts noted that many social scientists have been reluctant to criticize the recession in the face of the low unemployment rate.
“I think most people don’t realize that social sciences have been around for a very long time, so many people have seen it happen,” he explained.
In 2013, for example, the American Psychological Association’s official position paper on sociology called for social scientists to work to improve their research skills, as well as their writing, and their social media presence.
But Roberts said that while social science research is improving, the trend is not universal.
“Most of the research on sociology has been done by people with a strong ideological or ideological agenda,” he added.
“You can’t have both.”
The new study has many limitations.
It is based on responses to a survey of 2,500 sociology students, and it does not distinguish between those who took two or more years of college and those who enrolled at less-known universities.
However that difference may be, the data do show that the gap between the unemployed and the job market has narrowed over the last four years.
“These data are good because they suggest that sociology is a hot field, but we’re not seeing the unemployment rates we should be seeing,” Roberts added.
This is important for two reasons.
First, the economic recovery has lifted the economic and social conditions that lead to unemployment.
“So the unemployment data should be more than an indication of how much people are unemployed, but a signal that there is a job market that is actually providing opportunities for people,” Roberts continued.
“That is good because it means