Saturday, March 26, 2011

Teasing the sociologists

Writing the previous post, it struck that I have never linked on the blog to what is surely my most widely read piece of writing.

Some of the sociology phrases, such as "non-normative family arrangements" are drawn directly from the demography seminar at Chicago, which I would often attend in my pre-Heckman graduate student days.

When I was at the University of Maastricht a few years ago for a seminar visit, one of the people I met with was a sociologist. She had read the phrase book!


Addendum: the phrase book was written in the late 1980s. The reference to getting engaged to a sociologist was a reference to my co-author, Kermit Daniel, who was at the time in fact engaged to a sociologist.

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