As parents, we all take cues from mom and dad in the rearing of our own children. But can we improve as parents based on our perceptions of how we were reared?
Taissa S. “Tess” Hauser, a key scientific figure in one of the longest and most respected sociological studies ever undertaken, passed away in Washington D.C. last month.
Over the last decade or so, biologists have mustered an ever-growing appreciation for the essential role of microbial communities in a diversity of environments.
The opportunity to couple this emerging field and a traditional strength of UW–Madison — large longitudinal studies such as the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study; the Beaver Dam Eye Study; MIDUS, Midlife in the United States; and the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort — will be explored in a small, one-day workshop to be sponsored by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging and the Center for Demography and Ecology.
Gerald Marwell, Richard T. Ely Professor Emeritus of sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, died on Sunday, March 24 in New York City. He was 76.
Longtime professor Joe Elder is being honored for his 50 years of teaching.
A person's high school class rank is good for more than just getting into a prestigious college.
Cora Marrett, an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 26 to serve as deputy director of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The number of single-father households in Wisconsin is increasing, according to Census 2010 figures released in mid-May.
Divorce is a drag on the academic and emotional development of young children, but only once the breakup is under way, according to a study of elementary school students and their families.
Identifying the human impact of rising sea levels is far more complex than just looking at coastal cities on a map.
Wisconsin's population is aging, with the state's median age reaching 38.5, according to Census 2010 figures released today (May 12).
Those who choose to pray find personalized comfort during hard times, according to a University of Wisconsin–Madison sociologist.
During the last 50 years, participants in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study have helped researchers explore the experience of careers, family life, family and education in America.
The "A" grades that high-schoolers earn aren't just good for making the honor roll - they also make them healthier as adults, too.
When patients come home from the hospital after major surgery or a transplant, they often are not well enough to care for themselves, and more importantly, have complex medical needs that need to be monitored by others.
The Iraq War has taken a greater toll on the nation's non-metropolitan areas because troops from rural areas experience higher rates of death in the war than those from urban parts of the United States, according to a new study by a University of Wisconsin–Madison sociologist.
In their new book from the University of Chicago Press titled "Both Hands Tied: Welfare Reform and the Race to the Bottom of the Low-Wage Labor Market," co-authors Jane L. Collins and Victoria Mayer present their analysis of the political and structural forces that shaped the lives of working-poor families by examining the experiences of 33 women living in Milwaukee and Racine, Wis.
A group of University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have organized a teach-in on Afghanistan and Pakistan to be held on campus next weekend, March 19 and 20.
President Barack Obama has announced that he will nominate Adam Gamoran as a member of the National Board for Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education.