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Wives With More Education Than Their Husbands No Longer at Increased Risk of Divorce

For decades, couples in which a wife had more education than her husband faced a higher risk of divorce than those in which a husband had more education, but a new study finds this is no longer the case.
22-Jul-2014 9:20 AM EDT

Sociologists to Explore Economic Inequality at Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Aug. 16-19

The conference will feature nearly 600 sessions and more than 3,600 studies covering such subjects as family, education, sex, health, religion, work, same-sex marriage, immigration, bullying, race, social media, crime, relationships, gender,...
26-Jun-2014 12:25 PM EDT

Study Suggests Prayer Can Build Unity in Diverse Organizations

As the United States grows more diverse than ever, organizations from Fortune 500 companies to political parties are scrambling to keep pace. But in doing so, they face the challenge of uniting people from very different backgrounds in a single...
24-Jun-2014 11:25 AM EDT

Peer Influence Leads Teens to Start, Stop Smoking — But Effect is Stronger for Starting

Adolescents tend to be more powerful in influencing their friends to start smoking than in helping them to quit, according to sociologists. In a study of adolescent friendship networks and smoking over time, the researchers found that friends exert...
11-Jun-2014 3:55 PM EDT

Having Children is Contagious Among High School Friends During Early Adulthood

A new study suggests that having children is contagious among female high school friends during early adulthood.
22-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Where One Lives Matters in the Relationship Between Obesity and Life Satisfaction

A new study suggests that how one compares weight-wise with others in his or her community plays a key role in determining how satisfied the person is with his or her life.
27-May-2014 2:20 PM EDT

High-Status Co-Eds Use ‘Slut Discourse’ to Assert Class Advantage

A new study suggests that high-status female college students employ “slut discourse” — defining their styles of femininity and approaches to sexuality as classy rather than trashy or slutty — to assert class advantage and put themselves in...
27-May-2014 10:35 AM EDT

Study Finds Increased Employee Flexibility, Supervisor Support Offer Wide-Ranging Benefits

Work-family conflict is increasingly common among U.S. workers, with about 70 percent reporting struggles balancing work and non-work obligations. A new study by University of Minnesota sociologists Erin L. Kelly, Phyllis Moen, Wen Fan, and...
5-May-2014 1:35 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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