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CUNY Professor Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Ruth Milkman, a professor of sociology at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center and research director at CUNY’s Joseph F. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, has been elected president of the American...
10-Sep-2014 9:20 AM EDT

Daughters Provide as Much Elderly Parent Care as They Can, Sons Do as Little as Possible

Parents are better off having daughters if they want to be cared for in their old age suggests a new study, which finds that women appear to provide as much elderly parent care as they can, while men contribute as little as possible.
12-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Unlike Less Educated People, College Grads More Active on Weekends Than Weekdays

People’s educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study whose authors include two University of Kansas researchers.
12-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

In an Already Stressful Workplace, Great Recession’s Health Effects Hard to Find

The Great Recession of 2007-2009 had little direct effect on the health of workers who survived the waves of job cuts that took place during that period, according to a new University of Akron study.
12-Aug-2014 1:30 PM EDT

Nurses Driven Mainly by a Desire to Help Others Are More Likely to Burn Out

Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of Akron researchers say.
12-Aug-2014 1:45 PM EDT

Men Viewed More Favorably Than Women When Seeking Work-Life Balance

While some suggest that flexible work arrangements have the potential to reduce workplace inequality, a new study finds these arrangements may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status and gender.
12-Aug-2014 9:50 AM EDT

Study Identifies ‘Bonus Effect’ for Certain Multiracial Daters

While previous research has documented the existence of a racial hierarchy within the dating world with white women and men on top, a new study finds that in certain circumstances multiracial daters are actually seen as more desirable than...
12-Aug-2014 11:35 AM EDT

‘Super-Parent’ Cultural Pressures Can Spur Mental Health Conditions in New Moms and Dads

Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions is important for...
12-Aug-2014 12:40 PM EDT

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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

Sociologists Available to Discuss Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act

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.
7-Nov-2013 3:40 PM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act

7-Nov-2013 3:00 PM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Supreme Court’s Rulings in the Gay Marriage Cases

24-Jun-2013 11:00 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Supreme Court’s Rulings in the Gay Marriage Cases

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss the Supreme Court’s rulings in the same-sex marriage cases.
24-Jun-2013 10:55 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss NBA Player Jason Collins’ Decision to Come Out

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...
29-Apr-2013 4:00 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss NBA Player Jason Collins’ Decision to Come Out

29-Apr-2013 4:00 PM EDT

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