Top 10 Socarxiv Papers Today in Social And Behavioral Sciences


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#1. A Roadmap for Computational Communication Research
Wouter van Atteveldt, drew margolin, Cuihua Shen, Damian Trilling, René Weber
Computational Communication Research (CCR) is a new open access journal dedicated to publishing high quality computational research in communication science. This editorial introduction describes the role that we envision for the journal. First, we explain what computational communication science is and why a new journal is needed for this subfield. Then, we elaborate on the type of research this journal seeks to publish, and stress the need for transparent and reproducible science. The relation between theoretical development and computational analysis is discussed, and we argue for the value of null-findings and risky research in additive science. Subsequently, the (experimental) two-phase review process is described. In this process, after the first double-blind review phase, an editor can signal that they intend to publish the article conditional on satisfactory revisions. This starts the second review phase, in which authors and reviewers are no longer required to be anonymous and the authors are encouraged to publish a...
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#2. Making Identity Count: UK 1960
Srdjan Vucetic
The dominant discourse of British national identity in that year, which I label “Modern Britain”, acknowledged modernity’s material basis, the importance of wealth creation through technological innovation, industrial production and exports, the power of patriarchy, and the need for order, freedom, justice and fairness. Beyond this discourse, there was also a mass-based discourse—I label it “Socialism” to signal continuity with my topography of Britishness in 1950—that criticized Britain for its inherent elitism and excessive respect for inherited wealth. Part of Ted Hopf, Bentley Allan, and Srdjan Vucetic, Eds. Making Identity Count Project. Coding examples: https://srdjanvucetic.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/mic-uk-1960-coding.xlsx
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#3. iCoRe: The GDELT Interface for the Advancement of Communication Research
Frederic R. Hopp, James Schaffer, Jacob T. Fisher, René Weber
This article introduces the interface for communication research (iCoRe) to access, explore, and analyze the Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT; Leetaru & Schrodt, 2013). GDELT provides a vast, open source, and continuously updated repository of online news and event metadata collected from tens of thousands of news outlets around the world. Despite GDELT’s promise for advancing communication science, its massive scale and complex data structures have hindered efforts of communication scholars aiming to access and analyze GDELT. We thus developed iCoRe, an easy-to-use web interface that (a) provides fast access to the data available in GDELT, (b) shapes and processes GDELT for theory-driven applications within communication research, and (c) enables replicability through transparent query and analysis protocols. After providing an overview of how GDELT’s data pertain to addressing communication research questions, we provide a tutorial of utilizing iCoRe across three theory-driven case studies. We conclude...
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MediaNeuro: Happy to report that our latest manuscript "iCoRe: The GDELT Interface for the Advancement of Communication Research" is live on @socarxiv. Soon to be published in the inaugural issue of Computational Communication Research. https://t.co/Kat3N5Glrk
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This project introduces the interface for Communication Research (iCoRe) to access, explore, and analyze the Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT; Leetaru & Schrodt, 2013). GDELT provides a vast, open source, and constantly updated repository of online news and event metadata collected from tens of thousands of news outlets around the world. Despite GDELT’s promise for advancing communication science, its massive scale and complex data structures have hindered efforts of communication scholars aiming to access and analyze GDELT. We thus developed iCoRe, an easy-to-use web interface that (a) provides fast access to the data available in GDELT (b) shapes and processes GDELT for theory-driven applications within communication research and (c) enables replicability through transparent query and analysis protocols.

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#4. Does austerity really kill?
Veronica Toffolutti, Marc Suhrcke
A growing body of the literature has argued that austerity has been bad for health, though without directly measuring austerity. This paper explicitly distinguishes the association of mortality with macroeconomic fluctuations from that with fiscal policy measures, using data for 28 European Union (EU) countries covering the period 1991-2013. The main results present a nuanced, complex picture about the mortality impact of fiscal policies. We confirm the mortality decreasing (increasing) effect of recessions (booms), with the exception of suicide mortality, which shows the opposite effects. Austerity regimes are associated with an increase in all-cause mortality (0.7%). At the same time, fiscal stimuli tend to significantly increase death rates due to cirrhosis or chronic liver disease (3%) and those due to vehicle accidents (4.3%). Overall, the results appear to be sensitive to the set of countries included: when excluding the Baltics, Romania and Hungary, austerity policies turn out to significantly increase suicide-related...
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#5. Review of Castaneda's A Place To Call Home
Nga Than
In A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona, Ernesto Castañeda explores how immigrant incorporation and sense of belonging are shaped by social processes in different cities. The author explores city-level differences by drawing on original data including ethnography, interviews, and surveys, which he collected through years of research in sending and receiving countries. A comparative study of New York, Paris, and Barcelona and two groups, Latin Americans and North Africans, it contributes to the growing literature that compares how policies and contexts of migration affect immigrants’ and their descendants’ long-term settlement experiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
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#6. Instability in Care and Living Arrangements: Putting Foster Youth in Context
Youngmin Yi
Family instability is a key dimension of social inequality in the United States. Child maltreatment is one context in which changes to a child’s care and living arrangements, introduced when a child is placed in foster care, could actively improve a child’s wellbeing. In this study, I analyze a nationally representative sample of child welfare-involved youth to examine whether the association between foster care and instability in care and living arrangements is driven by children’s placement in foster care or by the selectivity of foster youth. I find that compared to children who do not enter foster care, those who do are more likely to experience change in their primary caregiver, availability of a secondary caregiver, and their living arrangement. When I treat the initial transition into foster care as necessary, excluding it from my measures of change, foster care appears to stabilize the structures of children’s care arrangements, while their constitutive relationships remain substantially less so. In addition to answering...
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youngmin_yi: For those interested in taking a peek, I've posted a pre-print/recent working version of the paper on SocArXiv (thanks, @familyunequal for the tag and to SocArXiv's great team for the quick submission review!). https://t.co/nKcci4HGhn
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#7. The Uneven Perils of Unemployment and Underemployment: The Role of Employment Structure in explaining Rural-Urban Poverty Differences, 1970-2018.
Matthew Brooks
There has been a persistent gap in the poverty rate between urban and rural areas of the United States. Much of this gap has be attributed to industrial composition, however employment composition also likely plays a key role. Underemployment and labor force non-participation have been become significant issues in rural areas. This study uses data from the Current Population Survey for 1970 to 2018 to understand how poverty rates among 6 employment groups —(1) not in the labor force, (2) discouraged workers, (3) unemployed workers, (4) low hours workers, (5) low income workers, and (6) adequately employed workers— can explain the persistent gap in poverty between urban and rural areas. Demographic standardization and decomposition techniques reveal that majority of the poverty gap is explained by differences in poverty rates for the employment groups. Rural individuals in all employment group have higher poverty rates than urban individuals in the same group. Analysis also shows that if rural America had either the employment...
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#8. Dynamics of Sociopolitical Evolution: First Grow, then Increase Processing Capacity, then Grow Some More
Jaeweon Shin, Michael Holton Price, David Wolpert, Hajime Shimao, Brendan Tracey, Timothy A. Kohler
To gain insight into the universal features of the long-timescale development of human societies we analyze the Seshat database (Turchin et al., 2018a), which provides a high-dimensional sociopolitical feature vector for hundreds of prehistoric and historic polities (i.e., independent political units), from multiple continents and extending over many thousands of years. We first analyze the scatterplot of those feature vectors projected onto the two principal components of that scatterplot (as given by the PCA in Turchin et al. (2018a)). We find that the represented polities cluster into two highly distinct, compact regions in the feature space, generally corresponding to early and late societies. This is suggestive of two “basins of attraction” in some underlying sociopolitical dynamics. However, subsequent analysis reveals that this clustering would arise under homogeneous Markovian dynamics that moves monotonically in feature space, simply from the heterogeneity in the feature space location at which the polities first appear...
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#9. News Organizations’ Selective Link Sharing as Gatekeeping: A Structural Topic Model Approach
Chankyung Pak
To disseminate their stories efficiently via social media, news organizations make decisions that resemble traditional editorial decisions. However, the decisions for social media may deviate from traditional ones because they are often made outside the newsroom and guided by audience metrics. This study focuses on selective link sharing as quasi-gatekeeping on Twitter – conditioning a link sharing decision about news content. It illustrates how selective link sharing resembles and deviates from gatekeeping for the publication of news stories. Using a computational data collection method and a machine learning technique called Structural Topic Model (STM), this study shows that selective link sharing generates a different topic distribution between news websites and Twitter and thus significantly revokes the specialty of news organizations. This finding implies that emergent logic, which governs news organizations’ decisions for social media can undermine the provision of diverse news, which relies on journalistic values and norms.
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#10. A Multilevel Analysis of Predictors of Modern Contraceptive Use among Reproductive Age Women in Sierra Leone: Insight from Demographic and Health Surveys.
Pascal Agbadi, Eunice Tagoe, Agyemang Florence Akosua, Seth Owusu
Background: Variations in the effect of predictors of Sierra Leone women’s use of modern contraceptive from one community to another is unknown. The identified gap was addressed using multilevel logistic regression models. Methods: Pooled 2008 and 2013 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Surveys datasets were used. Single level logistic regression analyses were conducted on 24,032 women, and multilevel logistic regression models were performed on 23,329 women. Statistical significance was pegged at p≤0.01 and p≤0.05. Results: About 22.1% of the reproductive age women ever used a modern contraceptive. The best-fitted model indicated that the effects of individual, household, and geo-residential level factors on the use of modern contraceptives among Sierra Leone Women vary from one community to another. The woman’s age, marital status, educational qualification, listening to the radio, recent sexual activity, household wealth, place of residence, and region of residence. Conclusion: The study provided in-depth insight into the...
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