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Study Suggests Earning a College Degree Before, But Not After, Getting Married Protects Against Obesity

People who earn a college degree before getting married are much less likely to become obese than those who graduate from college after getting married, according to a new study.
26-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Study Finds Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S.

Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and racially integrated neighborhoods, according to a...
6-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT

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

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

28-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

With the Supreme Court of the United States hearing oral arguments today 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...
28-Apr-2015 8:05 AM EDT

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

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