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Women entrepreneurs have limited chances to lead their new businesses

Women who start new businesses with men have limited opportunities to move into leadership roles, according to sociologists at the University of North Carolina...

You should be ashamed — or maybe not

Shame on you. These three simple words can temporarily — or, when used too often, permanently — destroy an individual's sense of value and...

Men Who Work Longer Hours Have Healthier Wives

The longer hours men work, the healthier their wives are, according to new research by UT Dallas post-doctoral research associate Dr. Sibyl Kleiner. The study,...

Parents not more likely to split if mom earns more than...

Couples with young children are as likely to stay together if the mother is the main breadwinner rather than the father, new research shows. A...

Xenophobia has no effect on migrants’ happiness, says study

Employment and health problems rather than the xenophobia in their new country, are the biggest reasons that migrants feel less happy than average, a...

Language used in immigration debates may be as important as the...

The language activists and politicians use in immigration debates may be as important as the policies they are debating when it comes to long-term...

Too much choice leads to riskier decisions, new study finds

The more choices people have, the riskier the decisions they make, according to a new study which sheds light on how we behave when...

Industry collaboration enhances academic science, sociologist finds

New research suggests that private industry and academic science pursue different goals with different consequences, but that the two can still be complementary. Over the past three decades, private funding and collaboration in university-based re...

Study: Race plays a minor role in forging Facebook friendships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 1, 2010 -- Race may not be as important as previously thought in determining who befriends whom, suggests a new study of American college students' habits on Facebook. The findings, by a pair of sociologists from Harvard Unive...

The more things change, the more marriages stay the same

Despite major economic and social changes, the overall quality of marriage in the United States has not changed in the last 20 years, according to Penn State researchers. "People are as happily married now as they were 20 years ago, but they also are just as divorce prone," said Alan Booth, distinguished professor of sociology, human development and family studies and demography. "While we identified a number of specific positive and negative features in marital quality, they balance off, resulting in little major change."

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