Frontiers in Social and Behavioral Science features new research in the flagship journals of the Social Science Research Council’s founding disciplinary associations. Every month we publish a new selection of articles from the most recent issues of these journals, marking the rapid advance of the frontiers of social and behavioral science.
In a randomized experiment, loan officers in Uganda with little information about applicants’ financial assets used applicant obesity as a signal of wealth.
Daily data on disappearances and killings in 1978 Argentina reveal that the World Cup host strategically reduced state violence during the tournament.
White Republican officers in the Florida Highway Patrol exhibit larger racial disparities than white Democratic officers in their propensity to search stopped motorists.
A new method to estimate causal effects when treatments are continuous or multi-valued and stochastically assigned.
Ethnographic research in a lower-income Tel Aviv neighborhood explores “strategic generosity,” or exchange networks that serve both altruistic and instrumental goals.
After 1949, oyster-producing communities in the Pearl River estuary navigated economic networks that spanned the Hong Kong–China border.
In a large seven-wave panel survey in New Zealand, respondents reporting more intergroup contacts experienced no changes in intergroup attitudes.