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Job Authority Increases Depression Symptoms in Women, Decreases Them in Men

A new study finds that having job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men.
17-Nov-2014 11:40 AM EST

Heterosexuals Have Egalitarian Views on Legal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples, Not on PDA

A new study indicates that heterosexuals have predominately egalitarian views on legal benefits for — but not public displays of affection (PDA) by — same-sex couples.
18-Nov-2014 8:35 AM EST

Study Shows Why Cliques Thrive in Some Schools More Than in Others

Students in some schools form more cliquish, hierarchical, and segregated social structures than in others. What accounts for the variation?
6-Nov-2014 8:25 AM EST

Non-Citizens Face Harsher Sentencing Than Citizens in U.S. Criminal Courts

Non-Americans in the U.S. federal court system are more likely to be sentenced to prison and for longer terms compared to U.S. citizens, according to a new study.
29-Sep-2014 9:25 AM EDT

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

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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

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

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