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.
Men's 'overwork' widens gender gap in wages
(Phys.org) —By now, social scientists once predicted, the gender gap in wages should have been as thin as a Roosevelt dime. More and more highly educated women were entering and staying in the workforce – many in lucrative ...
Study: Altruism and reciprocity in online transactions
Researchers have looked at why anonymous traders using eBay auction sites bother to give feedback on one another, given such transactions are usually one-offs.
Segregation in American schools still problematic, despite best efforts
As American schools struggle with issues of race, diversity and achievement, a new study in the American Sociological Review has split the difference in the ongoing discussion of resegregation. Yes, black, white and Hispan ...
Study reveals Americans' surprising response to government during great recession
In response to past economic crises such as the Great Depression, Americans demanded government policy solutions to widespread unemployment and rising income insecurity. But a new study in the October issue of the American So ...
Q&A: Stanford scholar on how high-skilled Asian immigrants have become the benchmark for achievement
Silicon Valley has seen a large wave of immigration, and now has one of the highest per-capita populations of foreign-born residents in the United States. Social scientists have given a lot of attention to how immigrants ...
Women Still Less Likely to Commit Corporate Fraud
Women are less likely to take part in corporate crime and fraud even though more women now work in corporations and serve at higher levels of those organizations, according to a team of sociologists.
Threat of arrest and punishment may not deter illegal immigration
Neither the threat of arrest nor punishment may significantly deter Mexicans from trying to enter the United States illegally, according to a new study in the August issue of the American Sociological Review.
Climbing the social ladder is strongly influenced by your grandparents' class
For the first time, a study has suggested that the position of grandparents in the British class system has a direct effect on which class their grandchildren belong to. It has long been accepted that parents' social standing ...
Dads who bond with kids help keep marriage strong
(HealthDay)—For dads aiming at marital bliss, a new study suggests just two factors are especially important: being engaged with the kids, for sure—but also doing a fair share of the household chores.
Labor union decline, not computerization, main cause of rising corporate profits
A new study suggests that the decline of labor unions, partly as an outcome of computerization, is the main reason why U.S. corporate profits have surged as a share of national income while workers' wages and other compensation ...
Study reveals dramatic changes in global attitudes toward domestic violence
Global attitudes about domestic violence changed dramatically during the first decade of the 2000s, according to a new University of Michigan study that analyzes data from 26 low- and middle-income countries.