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
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
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
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
A new study suggests that having children is contagious among female high school friends during early adulthood.
22-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT
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
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
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
The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss various aspects of the holiday shopping season.
25-Nov-2013 8:45 AM EST
25-Nov-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.
7-Nov-2013 3:40 PM EST
7-Nov-2013 3:00 PM EST
24-Jun-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.
24-Jun-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...
29-Apr-2013 4:00 PM EDT
29-Apr-2013 4:00 PM EDT