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This Week in Sociological Perspective, audio
Economists talk money. Politicians talk government. On This Week in Sociological Perspective we talk money, politics, and everything else that makes the world go ‘round, offering insight on society, public affairs, and news of the week. Guest authors join your host, UC-Berkeley Professor Samuel Roundfield Lucas, to transcend the headlines through fascinating research in sociology.

Nov 7, 2020

This week we discuss California Proposition 22, the Uber- & Lyft-sponsored proposition to allow them to classify drivers as contractors instead of employees. And, I recently spoke with Professors Andrew Kim and ChangHwan Kim of the University of Kansas, about their recent paper titled “COVID-19 and the Decline in Asian American Employment.” The paper is to be published in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, and is co-authored by Scott Tuttle and Yurong Zhang.

Segment 1 -- Andrew Kim and ChangHwan Kim on “COVID-19 and the Decline in Asian American Employment”

Segment 2 -- Prop 22, Earnings, Identity, and the Gig Economy