Entries in anthropology (2)


Hypothetical Treatment of Children in Various Family Formations

I created this table for a manuscript I'm working on.  The way people acquire children determines, in part, how they treat them.  This chart summarizes how these children are hypothetically treated in light of evolutionary theory.  Download a high resolution version in the Publications section.

Gibson2011 Unrelated Kids Treatment


Job Prospects for Anthropologists-Things are Looking Good

According to a recent report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s a good time to hold a post-graduate degree in anthropology.  (Thanks to Ted Coxworth at the University of Utah for passing along this link.)

From the article:

    • Projected job growth varies by specialty; for example, anthropologists and archaeologists can expect 28 percent employment growth; geographers, 26 percent; and historians, 11 percent.
    • Candidates who hold a master's or Ph.D. degree in a social science will have the best employment prospects and advancement opportunities; some entry-level positions are available to those with a bachelor's degree.
    • Despite much faster than average job growth overall, applicants are likely to face competition because the number of qualified candidates is expected to exceed the number of positions available.