Social inequality intensifies amongst low-scoring pupils

Children's marks at school influence the likelihood of them abandoning their studies, but the effect varies according to their social background: among students with poor marks, those from a higher social class have more ...

Desire for fame scale can help advertisers

(Phys.org)—A Murdoch University researcher has developed a scale to measure a person's desire for fame which he hopes can be used by the marketing industry to tailor campaigns to a celebrity-obsessed audience.

College cuts odds for marriage among disadvantaged

(PhysOrg.com) -- For those with few social advantages, college is a prime pathway to financial stability, but it also unexpectedly lowers their odds of ever marrying, according to an analysis by Cornell sociologist Kelly ...

In job market, social contacts help men, not women

When it comes to finding a job, who you know is as important as what you know. Work experience generally helps people foster the kinds of personal contacts that can lead someone to new career opportunities, but a study from ...

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