Topic: Population Research Center

Genetics Play Role in Traits Related to Academic Success

July 12, 2016
Boy Studying

Character traits, such as grit or desire to learn, have a heavy hand in academic success and are partially rooted in genetics, according to a psychology study.

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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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Accepting Certain Jobs Can Adversely Affect Future Prospects

March 3, 2016
Job_interview_applicants

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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Study of Texas Women's Health Program Exclusions Effects

Feb. 3, 2016
Doctor and Patient

Texas' cuts to Planned Parenthood may have lead to a decrese in highly effective forms of contraceptive services, according to UT Austin researchers.

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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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