Topic: Department of Sociology

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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High School Students Forge Stronger, More Positive Friendships in Shared Classes, Study Shows

Nov. 19, 2013

Teenagers continue to roam in cliques in high school, as they have for generations. Yet according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University, high school students are not choosing friends from certain categories, such as  "jocks," "goths" or "A-listers." Instead, they are forging friendships in the types of courses they're taking.

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