Ariane Lange

Ariane Lange

Reporter, Social Sciences and Business & Economics

@arianelange

Ariane Lange, based in Oakland, California, covers Social Sciences and Business & Economics for The Academic Times. Prior to that, Ariane worked at BuzzFeed News covering gender issues. She is particularly interested in law and structural inequality. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Female farmers need child care as much as their white-collar counterparts. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Female farmers need child care as much as their white-collar counterparts. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) Although at least one in eight U.S. farms has a woman in a leadership role, scant economics research has focused on who they are or why they go into farming. Now, a study of Census data from U.S. counties provides the first comprehensive look at who these female farmers are and how they farm — a critical step toward better supporting gender diversity in agriculture.

Higher education doesn't necessarily give protection from cognitive decline as we age. (Unsplash/Matthew TenBruggencate)
Higher education doesn't necessarily give protection from cognitive decline as we age. (Unsplash/Matthew TenBruggencate) Women's productivity in academia takes a sharp hit after they become mothers, while new fathers on average experience virtually no productivity penalty, according to a study of tenure-track faculty that researchers say underscores that universities must better support female academics.

Eating disorders are costing the U.S. billions. (Pixabay/Kalhh)
Eating disorders are costing the U.S. billions. (Pixabay/Kalhh) Individuals and their families are bearing a disproportionate amount of the responsibility for the $64.7 billion annual cost of eating disorders in the U.S., according to the first comprehensive study in the country, with little funding directed toward prevention and treatment despite the disorders’ prevalence.

Male students involved in fraternities and sports teams were more likely to report viewing photos posted without the subject's knowledge. (Unsplash/Simon Abrams)
Male students involved in fraternities and sports teams were more likely to report viewing photos posted without the subject's knowledge. (Unsplash/Simon Abrams) In contrast with the stereotypical image of the lone male sexual predator, a study in Archives of Sexual Behavior provides new evidence that men perpetrate sexual harm with the support of their male friends, which could change the way colleges attempt to prevent sexual abuse.