Topic: 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
Harel_Shapira

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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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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Policies Help Women Balance Work-Family Life, Study Shows

Aug. 24, 2015
Swede Mother on Maternity Leave

Various Western nations’ work-family policies leave many working mothers feeling unsupported as both caretakers and workers, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple countries by UT Austin.

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If America Really Cared About Mothers, Reproductive Health Care Would Be Available to All

May 10, 2015

Rates of maternal death are greater in the U.S. than in 40 other countries. Yet we pin the perceived moral failings of Asian nations on pregnant immigrant women from India and China.

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