Topic: Debra Umberson

Childhood Adversity Launches Lifelong Relationship and Health Disadvantages for Black Men

March 3, 2014

African American men who endured greater childhood adversity are likely to experience disadvantages in health and relationships over time, according to new sociology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Trappings of Parenthood Lead to Long-Term Weight Gain, New Study Shows

Sept. 22, 2011

Parenthood accelerates weight gain over the life course according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin.

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University of Texas at Austin Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Sociology Journal

March 22, 2011

Debra Umberson, professor of sociology and affiliate of the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Sociological Association's Journal of Health and Social Behavior, one of the most prestigious and widely respected scientific journals in the field of sociology.

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Weight Loss Among Widows More Harmful to Health than Post-Wedding Weight Gain, Research Shows

Aug. 7, 2009

The death of a spouse has a much more profound effect on weight change than marital status, according to new research by sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Gay Couples View Marriage as Legal Protection, Not Commitment Symbol, Study Shows

June 1, 2009

Challenging the idea that marriage is necessary for solidifying relationships, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals same-sex couples in long-term relationships believe marriage is more important in terms of legal rights, but less so as a symbol of commitment.

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