A Community of Scholars
Consistently ranked among the top ten social science research universities in the world, the Division of Social Sciences is at the vanguard of inquiry and impact. Whether through the field-defining scholarship of the Chicago Schools in Sociology, Political Science, and Economics, the path-breaking impact of the first graduate international affairs program in the U.S., the creation of interdisciplinary programs in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, or many other pivotal milestones, the Division has repeatedly transformed the social sciences since its founding in 1930.
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NPR: 'We All Feel At Risk': 100,000 People Dead From COVID-19 In The U.S., Prof. Kate Cagney discusses socioeconomic factors affecting the deadliness of COVID-19Read More
The Hill: COVID-19 reveals how economists sometimes forget economics, Study from Prof. Michael Greenstone finds that the economic value of saving roughly 1.7 million lives is $8 trillion, or almost one-third of U.S. GDPRead More
Investment News: Retiring at 65 may still be the norm, despite Social Security changes, Changes to social security’s full-retirement age have not made people less likely to stop working at 65, according to study co-authored by Asst. Prof. Manasi DeshpandeRead More
Hyde Park Herald: At virtual town hall, education advocates share advice and resources for dealing with mental health during a pandemic, Assoc. Prof. Micere Keels discusses educator preparedness for the pandemic's mental health aftermathRead More