Topic: Divorce

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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Sociology fellow finds links between health and divorce

Aug. 3, 2009
Sociology fellow finds links between health and divorce

Divorce causes more than bitterness and broken hearts. Mark Hayward, director of the Population Research Center and a professor at The University of Texas at Austin, discovered divorce has a lasting impact on cardiovascular diseases, even after remarriage.

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From devotion to divorce, family scientists explore what makes parents tick

Oct. 13, 2008

Parentology: One of the most fascinating aspects of studying parenting, say professors Deborah Jacobvitz and Nancy Hazen-Swann, is observing how parents confront (or fail to confront) the legacies of their own childhoods.

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Health Notes: Researchers Examine the Science and Sociology of Family Health

June 12, 2008

June 15 is Father's Day. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss issues ranging from father/daughter relationships to the psychological health of stay-at-home dads. The following experts are available to discuss their research on family relationships.

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Researchers diagnose health consequences of marriage, divorce

Feb. 11, 2008

So, why aren’t you married? It’s an age-old question dreaded by single people. The underlying assumption of the awkward inquiry: there is something wrong with being single and one’s life is somehow incomplete without a partner. 

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