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.
Wives with more education than their husbands no longer at increased risk of divorce
For decades, couples in which a wife had more education than her husband faced a higher risk of divorce than those in which a husband had more education, but a new study finds this is no longer the case.
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.
'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, and that men look ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 Behaviors ...
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 ...
More sex for married couples with traditional divisions of housework
Married men and women who divide household chores in traditional ways report having more sex than couples who share so-called men's and women's work, according to a new study co-authored by sociologists at the University ...