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Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them

Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income — but only among families with children, a new study has found.
25-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

States With Punitive Justice Systems Have Higher Rates of Foster Care, Study Finds

The number of children in foster care across the country is driven not solely by child abuse and neglect, but by states’ varying politics and approaches to social problems, a new University of Washington (UW) study finds.
19-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Minorities’ Homicide Victimization Rates Fall Significantly Compared to Whites’

A new study reveals that while homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups.
28-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Sociological Association Names Nancy Weinberg Kidd New Executive Officer

The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced today that Nancy Weinberg Kidd will succeed the retiring Sally T. Hillsman as the Association’s executive officer in September.
30-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People in Their 60s Uniquely Benefit From Giving Advice Despite Fewer Chances to Offer It

A new study reveals that individuals in their 60s who give advice to a broad range of people tend to see their lives as especially meaningful. At the same time, this happens to be the age when opportunities for dispensing advice become increasingly...
8-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Accepting a Job Below One’s Skill Level Can Adversely Affect Future Employment Prospects

Accepting a job below one’s skill level can be severely penalizing when applying for future employment because of the perception that someone who does this is less committed or less competent, according to new research from a sociologist at The...
3-Mar-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Childhood Poverty, Parental Abuse Cost Adults Their Health for Years to Come

Growing up in poverty or being abused by parents can lead to accumulated health problems later in life, according to research from Purdue University.
29-Feb-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Daughters of Interracial Parents More Likely Than Sons to Identify as Multiracial

Daughters of interracial parents are more likely than sons to identify as multiracial, and this is especially true for children of black-white couples, according to a new study in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.
26-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Sociologist Available to Discuss Antigovernment Protest in Oregon

5-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST

Sociologist Available to Discuss Antigovernment Protest in Oregon

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has a sociologist available to discuss the situation in Oregon involving armed antigovernment protesters.
5-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Mass Shootings and Gun Culture

In the wake of yesterday’s tragic event in San Bernardino, California, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss mass shootings and gun culture.
3-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Mass Shootings and Gun Culture

3-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday-Related Topics: Family, Religion, Consumerism, and Mental Health

19-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday-Related Topics: Family, Religion, Consumerism, and Mental Health

As the holiday season begins, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss holiday-related topics, including family, religion, consumerism, and mental health.
19-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

With the Supreme Court of the United States expected to rule imminently in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which addresses the matter of marriage equality and the constitutional status of state bans on same-sex marriage, the American Sociological...
25-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

25-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

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