Pat Hastings and co-authors Daniel Schneider and Joe LaBriola, both at University of California-Berkeley, have been awarded the American Sociological Association (ASA) 2019 Family Section Article of the Year Award for “Income Inequality and Class Divides in Parental Investments.” The study was published by American Sociological Review in May 2018.
The award will be presented to Hastings and his colleagues at ASA’s 114th Annual Meeting in New York City in August.
Since its release, Hastings’ study continues to be mentioned in national and local press.
  • Newsweek March 2019:”The Myth of Meritocracy in Trump’s America” here
  • The New York Times December 2018: “The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting.” here
  • U.S. News and World Report May 2018“The Growing Achievement Gap” here
  • Institute for Family Studies August 2018: “Rising Income Inequality Widens the Class Divide in Parenting Practices: An Interview with Orestes Pat Hastings” here
  • Coloradoan June 2018“CSU research: Parent spending on children’s education is ‘an arms race,’ and poorer families are falling farther behind” here
  • Education Drive May 2018: “Income inequality drives summer slide, even among youngest students” here
  • Chalkbeat May 2018: “The ‘shadow education system’: How wealthier students benefit from art, music, and theater over the summer while poor kids miss out” here
  • ASA News May 2018: Income Inequality is Changing how Parents Invest in Their Kids, Widening Class Divides in the U.S. here.
  • CSU Source May 2018: “Study: Gap between what the rich and poor spend on their kids is widening” here
Hastings and Schneider also received last year’s ASA Family Section Article of the Year for “Income Inequality and Household Labor,” published in Social Forces in December 2017.