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ASA Dues in comparative context

ASA Dues in Comparative Context, using ASA average salary data. Source: http://thedisgruntledsociologist.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/dues-in-context/

As you probably know if you’re a regular reader, the American Sociological Association proposes to hike its already high dues by quite a bit, and the organization is not bothering to explain to its members what it needs the money for. If you’re an ASA member and would would like to have your name added to an upcoming petition about this (draft version here then email Ezra Zuckerman: ewzucker at m i t dot e d u. (The wording is still being finalized: if you want to provide input on that, email him with your comments by by 8am this Thursday, March 31st.) For more on this issue see posts from Jeremy Freese, me, and the disgruntled sociologist.

Written by Kieran

March 30, 2011 at 1:55 am

Posted in academia, sociology

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  1. Kieran,
    Thanks for posting this but i need to make a correction. Thursday morning is the deadline to have input on the petition’s wording. Shortly after that we’ll post the final language and people will have at least a week to sign the petition.

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    gabrielrossman

    March 30, 2011 at 1:55 am

  2. Fixed. I’ll update the post with the links and bump it to the front page when the final version of the petition is ready.

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    Kieran

    March 30, 2011 at 1:58 am

  3. How do other associations that sociologists join, such as: ASC, AERA, PAA and others compare?

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    gradstudent

    March 30, 2011 at 2:35 am

  4. How do other associations that sociologists join, such as ASC, AERA, PAA and others compare?

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    gradstudent

    March 30, 2011 at 2:35 am

  5. @gradstudent: The graph (which was forwarded to The Disgruntled Sociologist from a third party) uses the following figures for the salaries of the different sociologists (taken from the ASA website):
    Full: 91406
    Assoc: 67396
    Asst: 55930

    With that, you can make all the comparisons you want. A quick check suggests that the PAA has a flat membership rate of $112, with a $15 discount if you take the journal online only. That’s marginally higher than the AEA.

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