Sociology is the systematic study and analysis of the social relationships, patterns of behavior and experiences that characterize and make up human society. The sociological approach differs not so much in what it studies, but in how it views or approaches human social behavior. It could be said that sociology is more a way of thinking than it is an established and accepted body of concepts and theories. Sociologists tend to assume that human behavior can only properly be understood in the context of larger social and historical structures and processes. Humans are understood to be the "products" of social structures; however these social structures are in turn understood as the outcome of human social action.

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  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Final Report 

    Hanson, Cindy; Jaffe, Joann; Varley, Emma; Alhassan, Jacob; Tanaka, Momo; Krajewski, Maegan; Nkhata, Tamikani Jessie; Wastasecoot, Brenda; Acker-Verney, Julianne (University of Regina, Sociology and Social Studies, 2021-12)
    This knowledge synthesis (KS) project explored how remote and rural (RR) places face a complex array of social, political and economic obstacles in their access to sustainable, accessible, and appropriate transportation, ...
  • Poverty in Saskatchewan - 2019 

    Gingrich, Paul (University of Regina Library, 2021-04-04)
    Provincial poverty levels have changed little since 2016. New Statistics Canada data show that 136 thousand of the 1.1 million people living in Saskatchewan in 2019 were poor, up from 123 thousand poor in 2016. After yearly ...
  • Test of Interactive Poverty Charts 

    Rosenbluth, David (Statistics Canada, 2020-08-31)
    Poverty Trends
  • Poverty in Saskatchewan - October 2020 update 

    Gingrich, Paul (University of Regina Library, 2020-10-09)
    Revised poverty statistics show that the number of persons in poverty in Saskatchewan in 2018 was 122 thousand persons, over 25 per cent more than the 96 thousand reported before the revision. In September, Statistics ...
  • Poverty in Saskatchewan - 2018 

    Gingrich, Paul (University of Regina Library, 2020-02-27)
    Poverty declines. 96,000 of the 1.1 million people living in Saskatchewan in 2018 were poor. While poverty increased in 2017, it declined in 2018, following a long-term downward trend in poverty rates from 2006 to 2016. ...
  • $547 Million to Eliminate Poverty in Saskatchewan 

    Gingrich, Paul; Rosenbluth, David (University of Regina Library, 2020-01-26)
    Across Canada and in Saskatchewan a range of social programs provide financial help for those at low income – child benefits, tax credits, income for the elderly, and social assistance. These provide financial support ...
  • Poverty in Saskatchewan - 2016. Using Official Poverty Line 

    Gingrich, Paul (University of Regina Library, 2018-09-20)
    Poverty continues in Saskatchewan. In 2016, 98,000 of the 1.1 million people who lived in Saskatchewan were poor. While provincial poverty rates have declined over the last fifteen years, the income of many children, adults, ...
  • Poverty in Saskatchewan - 2017 

    Gingrich, Paul (University of Regina Library, 2018-04-23)
    Poverty increases. 103,000 of the 1.1 million people living in Saskatchewan in 2017 were poor. Following a continued decline in poverty from 2006 to 2016, in 2017 the number of poor in the province increased by 5,000 ...
  • Poverty in Saskatchewan - 2016 

    Gingrich, Paul (University of Regina Library, 2018-03-28)
    Poverty continues in Saskatchewan. In 2016, 125,000 of the 1.1 million people who lived in Saskatchewan were poor. While provincial poverty rates have declined since 2000, the income of many children, adults, and seniors ...
  • Fine Arts and Arts Education Resources at Saskatchewan Universities - 2018 Update 

    Gingrich, Paul (Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, 2018-02-20)
    This report provides an update and extension of the December 2015 report Fine Arts and Arts Education Resources at Saskatchewan Universities: An Analysis of Trends – 2015 Update (referred to in this report as FAAER). That ...
  • Child and Family Poverty in Saskatchewan 

    Gingrich, Paul; Hunter, Garson; Sanchez, Miguel (University of Regina Library, 2016-11)
    From 2004 to 2014, Saskatchewan experienced ten years of exceptionally strong economic growth. Employment and incomes grew and many people in the province greatly benefited from this strong economic growth.
  • A Living Wage for Regina 

    Gingrich, Paul; Enoch, Simon; Banks, Brian (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), 2014-01)
    Since the Great Recession of 2008 the Canadian economy has been sluggish and unemployment has remained at high levels. The growth in Saskatchewan’s resource industries and the continuation of very low interests rates have ...
  • Saskatchewan's Anti-Poverty Plan, From Dependence to Independence: Does It Measure Up? 

    Banks, Brian; Gingrich, Paul (University of Regina Library, 2013-02)
    Income inequality, poverty and the social exclusion that follow from lack of opportunity are critical issues facing provincial governments. It is provincial governments after all who are charged with addressing these issues, ...
  • After the Freeze: Restoring University Affordability in Saskatchewan 

    Gingrich, Paul (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), 2011-11)
    Concern about growing student debt and the cost of university education again becoming less affordable or unaffordable has led the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Saskatchewan (CCPA – SK) to re-examine the issue ...
  • Child and Family Poverty in Saskatchewan: November 2010 

    Douglas, Fiona; Gingrich, Paul (University of Regina Library, 2010-11)
    New data1 from Statistics Canada for the year 2008 show that Saskatchewan has an overall poverty rate of 12.1%. This represents 115, 000 people — equivalent to more than half the population of Regina — living below the ...
  • Boom and Bust: The Growing Income Gap in Saskatchewan - September 2009 

    Gingrich, Paul (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), 2010-01-26)
    Income inequality among Saskatchewan families has increased rapidly since 2000. As the Saskatchewan economy has became more prosperous, upper income families have benefited most from economic expansion. The share of aftertax ...
  • Child and Family Poverty: Saskatchewan Report, November 2009 

    Douglas, Fiona; Gingrich, Paul (University of Regina Library, 2009-11)
    Highlights: In 2007, there were 35,000 (16.7%) children under age 18 living beneath the poverty line (before-tax Low Income Cut-off) in Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan has the third highest provincial child poverty rate; 45% ...
  • Boom and Bust: The Growing Income Gap in Saskatchewan 

    Gingrich, Paul (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), 2009-09)
    Income inequality among Saskatchewan families has increased rapidly since 2000. As the Saskatchewan economy has became more prosperous, upper income families have benefited most from economic expansion. The share of aftertax ...
  • A Reappraisal of University Access and Affordability 2009 

    Gingrich, Paul (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), 2009-03)
    This report is based on the premise that there should be equal opportunity for all Canadians to obtain access to universities and colleges. While there are many ways that people can participate in post-secondary education ...
  • Local Food in Saskatchewan - Barriers and Opportunities 

    Campbell, Holly; Sanden, Tracy; Triffo, Taya; Fletcher, Amber J. (Department of Sociology and Social Studies, 2019)
    Saskatchewan agriculture is heavily focused on export, which has led to a relatively underdeveloped local food system compared to other parts of Canada. Key reasons for the province’s strong export orientation include ...

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