New academic study links rising income inequality to ‘assortative mating’
The income gap between couples with relatively high and those with relatively low levels of education had widened substantially since 1960, according to a new study.
Despite recovery, fewer Americans identify as middle class
Today about as many Americans identify themselves as lower or lower-middle class (40%) as say they are in the middle class (44%).
Q&A with author of U. Mich. study on preferred dress for women in Muslim countries
University of Michigan researcher Mansoor Moaddel explains the methods behind the survey and how the findings differ (or don’t) by gender, religion, age and education.
Men more likely than women to compromise values for career success
Another possible explanation why there are so few cracks in the corporate glass ceiling.
Who men and women prefer as their co-workers
Most Americans say it doesn’t matter if their co-workers are men or women. But for those with a preference, men say they would rather work with men—and women say the same.
Study on twins suggests our political beliefs may be hard-wired
Everyone knows that our genes predispose us to be tall or short, blue-eyed blonds or brown-eyed brunettes, smart or not-so-smart. Now new research finds that, to a surprisingly large degree, our genes also shape our political beliefs and orientation.
Study: Having daughters makes parents more likely to be Republican
Two sociologists have found that parents who have daughters are more inclined to support the GOP and turn a cold shoulder to Democrats.
The most narcissistic U.S. presidents
Forget Romeo and Juliet or Cleopatra and Marc Antony. At least when it comes to politics, one of the great love affairs of all time may have been between Lyndon Johnson and… himself.
Is divorce contagious?
A new study suggests that the divorce of a friend or close relative dramatically increases the chances that you too will divorce.
A downside to an up economy? Mortality rates increase in better times
A new study finds that mortality rates increase during upward cycles in the economy, and decrease during downward cycles.