Topic: Department of Sociology

Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind

June 29, 2016
Woman Factory

Vocational training without a strong college-preparatory focus in blue-collar community high schools led to wider gender disparities among some millenials, according to sociologists at UT Austin. 

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Carnegie Fellowship Awarded for Research on U.S. Gun Culture

April 19, 2016

Communities of gun owners may be reshaping democracy, according to The University of Texas at Austin sociologist Harel Shapira, one of 33 scholars nationwide to receive the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.

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Accepting Certain Jobs Can Adversely Affect Future Prospects

March 3, 2016

Accepting a job below one’s skill level can be severely penalizing when applying for future employment, according to new research by sociologists.

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Majority of Young Women and Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships, Study Shows

Jan. 20, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if that possibility were available to them, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Poverty-Obesity Link is More Prevalent for Women Than Men, Study Shows

Sept. 15, 2014

Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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