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  1. 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.

    The study finds that, on average, those with a college degree are more active on Saturdays and Sundays than on a typical weekday — whereas for people without a high school degree, the opposite is true.

  2. Consumers Increasingly Face Companies’ Creative Smoke and Mirrors, Study Finds

    Heavily marketed as a safer, healthful alternative to smoking, electronic cigarettes are under fire from California health officials who have declared "vaping" a public health threat, hoping to head off the type of deceptive manipulation that tobacco companies succeeded with for decades, according to researchers. 

  3. ASA Opposes Subpoena of ‘Belfast Project’ Data

    The Council of the American Sociological Association (ASA) is profoundly disturbed by the possibility that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit will uphold Judge William G. Young’s recent ruling that personally identifiable research data collected as part of Boston College’s “Belfast Project” must be turned over to British law enforcement through the U.S. Department of Justice.

  4. Couples That Split Childcare Duties Have Higher Quality Relationships and Sex Lives

    Heterosexual couples that split childcare duties have higher quality relationships and sex lives than those who don't, according to new research that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). 

  5. 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 Sociological Association (ASA). Barbara J. Risman, a professor and head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been elected vice president.

  6. 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.

  7. Daughters of Interracial Parents More Likely Than Sons to Identify as Multiracial

    Daughters of interracial parents are more likely than sons to identify as multiracial, and this is especially true for children of black-white couples, according to a new study in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.

  8. Disconnect Between Parenting and Certain Jobs a Source of Stress, Study Finds

    Some working parents are carrying more psychological baggage than others — and the reason has nothing to do with demands on their time and energy.

    The cause is their occupation.

    According to University of Iowa researchers, parents who hold jobs viewed by society as aggressive, weak, or impersonal are likely to be more stressed out than parents whose occupations are seen in a light similar to parenting — good, strong, and caring.

  9. Downsizing by Position or Tenure Hurts Managerial Diversity, While Performance Guided Layoffs Don’t

    A new study finds that corporate downsizing reduces managerial diversity, especially when layoff decisions consider workers’ position or tenure. But when layoffs are based on performance evaluations, managerial diversity remains intact — at least when it comes to white women and blacks.

  10. Majority of Young Women and Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships, Study Shows

    The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if that possibility were available to them, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California-Santa Barbara.