Described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse,” intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health issue affecting millions of people in...
3/5/2014 9:20 AM EST
The American Sociological Association (ASA) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit today supporting the fight to overturn gay marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma and continuing its now 13-month effort to highlight...
3/3/2014 1:10 PM EST
Greater childhood adversity helps to explain why black men are less healthy than white men, and some of this effect appears to operate through childhood adversity’s enduring influence on the relationships black men have as adults, according to a...
2/24/2014 11:50 AM EST
Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past? Many Americans would probably say the answer to these questions is an obvious yes. Yet, for the past few decades researchers looking at the data...
2/5/2014 12:00 PM EST
According to Elance.com, the online workplace lists more than three million registered freelancers worldwide and, each month, it posts 100,000+ freelance jobs ranging from computer programming and web design to finance and engineering. As an...
2/4/2014 11:00 AM EST
A new study finds that corporate downsizing reduces managerial diversity, especially when layoff decisions consider workers’ position or tenure. But when layoffs are based on performance evaluations, managerial diversity remains intact — at...
1/27/2014 9:00 AM EST
What do Hollywood moguls holding their breath this week for an Oscar nomination have in common with the influence peddlers on K Street in Washington, D.C.? More than you might imagine, suggests new research by two UCLA sociologists.
1/15/2014 8:00 AM EST
A prison sentence may not always have negative consequences for children of the incarcerated, says University of California, Irvine sociologist Kristin Turney. In a new study, she finds that when an uninvolved dad spends time behind bars, there are...
12/11/2013 8:45 AM EST
The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss various aspects of the holiday shopping season.
11/25/2013 8:45 AM EST
11/25/2013 8:00 AM EST
The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — which prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
11/7/2013 3:40 PM EST
11/7/2013 3:00 PM EST
6/24/2013 11:00 AM EDT
The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss the Supreme Court’s rulings in the same-sex marriage cases.
6/24/2013 10:55 AM EDT
The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss NBA player Jason Collins’ decision to publicly announce that he is gay, making him the first active male athlete in a major American professional team sport to come...
4/29/2013 4:00 PM EDT
4/29/2013 4:00 PM EDT