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.
Field experimental evidence from rural India reveals that workers are less willing to accept job offers for tasks that conflict with their caste identities, especially for tasks associated with castes that rank lower in the social hierarchy.
Daily panel data from a large sample of US social media users reveals that the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 caused a large-scale decrease in expressions of identification with the Republican Party and Donald Trump in Twitter biographies.
A “multiverse” approach leveraging 82,944 different definitions of income mobility and drawing on Swedish register data for cohorts born 1958 to 1977 and their parents finds that improved gender equality in the labor market has increased intergenerational persistence in women’s earnings and the household incomes of both men and women.
New assumption-lean methods for cluster-randomized trials enable estimation of nonparametric intent-to-treat effects as well as network effects among compilers.
Selective overreporting of successful predictions of fetal sex in historical Chinese texts may have contributed to the cultural persistence of ineffective sex prediction practices.
Across British colonies in the 1820s, enslaved people petitioned magistrates for redress of violations of colonial statutes prohibiting abuse, affirming the rights of the enslaved to legal status as British subjects.
Evidence from three bodies of research indicates that, contrary to classic developmental theories, nonobvious and abstract concepts may be central to young children’s thoughts, with both positive and negative welfare implications.