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Study Finds EITC Bolsters Recipients’ Self-Respect While Helping Them Financially

America’s welfare state is quietly evolving from needs-based to an employment-based safety net that rewards working families and fuels dreams of a better life, indicates a new study led by a Michigan State University (MSU) scholar.
1-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Shift to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Identities in Early Adulthood Tied to Depressive Symptoms

People whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression in a nationwide survey than those whose sexual orientations did not change or changed in the opposite direction, according to a...
31-Mar-2015 11:45 AM EDT

Actresses Must Be Picky About With Whom They Work to Survive in Movie Industry

Actresses need to be pickier than men about with whom they work if they want to survive in the movie industry, suggests a new study.
12-Mar-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Women Who Petition for Restraining Orders Against Abusers Typically See Decreased Earnings

“Why doesn’t she just leave?” is a timeworn question about women trapped in relationships with men who physically and/or emotionally abuse them. Economic dependence is clearly part of the story — many women lack the financial means to leave...
11-Mar-2015 8:05 AM EDT

ASA Files Amicus Brief With Supreme Court in Support of Marriage Equality

The American Sociological Association (ASA) filed an amicus curiae brief yesterday with the Supreme Court of the United States in the same-sex marriage cases currently pending before the court. The ASA’s brief highlights the social science...
6-Mar-2015 8:50 AM EST

Study: Marriages More Likely to End in Divorce When Wives Get Sick

Countless couples have recited the words, ‘in sickness and in health’ on their wedding day with the intention of honoring those vows. But as it turns out, that may be easier said than done.
4-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EST

Notre Dame Sociologists to Lead American Sociological Association’s Flagship Journal

The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced this week that it has appointed three sociologists from the University of Notre Dame to serve as the next editors of the American Sociological Review (ASR), the association’s flagship journal....
26-Feb-2015 11:15 AM EST

Children of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants Have Heightened Risk of Behavior Problems

Children of undocumented Mexican immigrants have a significantly higher risk of behavior problems than their co-ethnic counterparts with documented or naturalized citizen mothers, according to a new study.
24-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Valentine’s Day-Related Topics

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss topics ranging from dating, love, and consumerism to weddings, sex, and sadness.
10-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Valentine’s Day-Related Topics

10-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday-Related Topics Ranging From Shopping to Sadness

As the holiday season begins, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss holiday-related topics ranging from shopping to sadness.
24-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday-Related Topics Ranging From Shopping to Sadness

24-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Election-Related Issues

With Election Day just around the corner, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss election-related issues, including public opinion, the politics of fear, voting blocs, and campaign finance.
27-Oct-2014 10:45 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Election-Related Issues

27-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday Shopping Season

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss various aspects of the holiday shopping season.
25-Nov-2013 8:45 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday Shopping Season

25-Nov-2013 8:00 AM EST

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