Study finds why some firms are 'named and shamed' by activists
A new study of the anti-sweatshop campaigns of the 1990s reveals which companies are most likely to become targets of anti-corporate activists.
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 ...
'Trophy wife' stereotype is largely a myth, new study shows
Don't be so quick to judge. Most people are familiar with the "trophy wife" stereotype that attractive women marry rich men, placing little importance on their other traits, including physical appearance, ...
Could politics trump economics as reason for growing income inequality?
Most research examining growing income inequality in the United States has focused on economic causes, for seemingly obvious reasons.
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.
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 ...
Sociology professors asks 'Is teenage suicide contagious?'
A paper on teenage suicide written by two assistant professors of sociology at the University of Memphis will be published in the field's flagship journal, the American Sociological Review, in April. "Are Suicidal Behavi ...
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 at Chapel Hill; and when they co-found a business with their ...
Bullying targets popular kids, not only those who are marginalized
Bullying affects more than just isolated and marginalized students, according to sociologists. In fact, researchers have found that relatively popular students are targeted and may actually suffer more from a single act of ...
Corporate layoff strategies are increasing workplace gender and racial inequality
Research from Prof. Alexandra Kalev of Tel Aviv University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology reveals that current workplace downsizing policies are reducing managerial diversity and increasing racial and gender inequalities. ...
Study finds that social ties influence who wins certain Hollywood movie awards
When it comes to Oscars and some other Hollywood movie awards, who your friends are affects whether you win, according to a new study.
Study untangles divergent US job-tenure patterns
Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past?
Tricks of the trade: Study suggests how freelancers can land more jobs
According to Elance.com, the online workplace lists more than three million registered freelancers worldwide, and each month it posts 100,000+ freelance jobs ranging from computer programming and web design to finance and ...
Study examines effects of corporate downsizing on managerial diversity
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 ...
Should we make a film that audiences enjoy or nab an Oscar nomination? Study reveals studios' logic
What do Hollywood moguls holding their breath this week for an Oscar nomination have in common with the influence peddlers on K Street in Washington, D.C.? More than you might imagine, suggests new research by two UCLA sociologists.