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July 2014

2 July 2014

Ealing student wins major national sociology award

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April 2014

25 April 2014

Western Europe faces a demographic crisis caused by the growth of part-time and temporary work

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Students being told to look at websites rather than being given face-to-face careers advice

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Many couples need just one conversation to decide not to have children 

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Girls achieve high status in criminal street gangs because of their people skills, research shows

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24 April 2014

Researchers discover what makes us feel European - and it’s food

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Children living with a step-parent or a lone parent are as happy as those living with two biological parents

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Children as young as three have improved mental health if their parents are better off than others 

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23 April 2014

Couples living in separate homes wish at heart for traditional marriage

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Migrating to the Mediterranean makes Britons unhappier, says research

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Change ‘authoritarian’ football culture to produce future stars, says research

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March 2014

10 March 2014

Employers ‘routinely discriminating against stammerers’

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4 March 2014

Women’s jobs are poorer paid, less flexible and more stressful

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February 2014

18 February 2014

Parents are not more likely to split up if mothers earn more than fathers

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1 February 2014

Living in mixed communities makes ethnic minorities feel British

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October 2013

21 October 2013

Berkshire student wins major national sociology award

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September 2013

13 September 2013

Busy NHS staff ‘failing to communicate with elderly dying patients’, research says

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5 September 2013

Job dissatisfaction encourages workers to choose temping

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4 September 2013
Tattoos reduce chances of getting a job, new research says
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Degree is no protection against under-employment, research shows
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3 September 2013

UK firms have half the rate of high staff sickness of Germany companies, research says 

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April 2013

5 April 2013
Ex-service personnel should get priority NHS treatment, says survey

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Dangerous dogs are ‘business asset’ for owners, says research

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Xenophobia has no effect on migrants’ happiness, says study

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4 April 2013

Breivik killer was ‘psychotic and afraid of losing his masculinity’ says researcher

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3 April 2013
Largest class survey reveals polarised UK society and the rise of new groups
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Volunteers show little enthusiasm for the Big Society, research says

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Poor donating higher proportion of income than rich during recession, study shows

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More Eastern European immigration makes Britons happier with migrants, study shows

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Men ‘more depressed and sad’ than women if childless, says study

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Theatre and art are best way to encourage model citizens, says first large-scale survey of youth volunteering

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March 2013

5 March 2013
Disabled employees twice as likely to be attacked at work

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December 2012

18 December 2012

Women earn less than men the more the sexes share the same occupations

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10 December 2012
Employers maintain training budgets despite recession, research shows

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November 2012

1 November 2012

In boom years workers prefer challenging jobs more than well-paid employment

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August 2012

31 August 2012

Gap between the hourly pay of white people and those from ethnic minorities has doubled, new research says

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April 2012

24 April 2012

Traditional House of Lords establishment still mixes in elite circles, says study

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13 April 2012

Britain has higher unemployment among black people and the young than America

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Ethnic minorities at disadvantage working in universities

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Books about the ethnic majority and transsexuals win sociology book prize

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12 April 2012

More than 18,000 women seek state help after fleeing domestic violence

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Services for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse cut

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11 April 2012
Women use strategies to overcome discrimination in large law firms

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English class system extends to cosmetic surgery abroad

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Film industry dominated by middle classes who hoard job opportunities, says research

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Lapdancing clubs proliferate by taking more of dancers’ income

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Teenagers in North America most unrealistic in western world about getting degrees, research says

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February 2012

14 February 2012

Muslims pass on faith to children at higher rates than Christians

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January 2012

26 January 2012

New President of the British Sociological Association is appointed

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September 2011

15 September 2011

Some GPs believe government's targets system ‘damages patient consultations’

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April 2011

8 April 2011

Book about people working with farm animals wins prize for Aberdeen researcher

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Society's disapproval is reason for unhappiness of cohabiting women

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Parents' education has no effect upon exam results of brightest children

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Women over 74 go to the hairdressers more often than other age groups

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Reading is the only out-of-school activity linked to a better career, study finds

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Women fear that men would forget to take male contraceptive pill

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7 April 2011

Insecurity of employment means professional dancers work after injury

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6 April 2011

Class divide means women rugby and football fans are mutually hostile

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1 April 2011

Business studies degrees less helpful for women and ethnic minorities, says study

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Press Releases 2010

September 2010

8 September 2010
Intensity of work in UK falls as computers get easier to use, says research
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Long hours culture harms women in computer games industry, says research
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3 September 2010
Those believing in 'chemical imbalance' theory of depression are more pessimistic
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2 September 2010
Women having cosmetic surgery think it's others who are vain, not themselves
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1 September 2010

Parents who smoke at home are disrupting their family relationships, research says
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August

19 August 2010

Academics still influential in public life, says new research

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June

23 June 2010

Skills policies of political parties are a "sleight-of-hand", say researchers

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April

26 April 2010

Teenagers using Bebo write a private language to keep outsiders in the dark, research says

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19 April 2010

European researcher wins sociology prize for first book

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9 April 2010

Friendship can bring self-doubt and guilt for women, new research says

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Family tree research can open a "Pandora's Box" of secrets that may cause rifts, research says

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Problems getting education and entering the workplace are causes of high prostitution rate among women, research shows

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8 April 2010

Women reading self-help books can come to believe they are victims of child abuse, research says

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Academic working on a building site finds that sub-contractors win contracts by paying kick-backs

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7 April 2010

Class the key to what British find funny, new research says

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Parents spend treble the amount of time on childcare now than in 1975, research shows

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Apprentice footballers learn little from back-up educational programmes, research says

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Older bodybuilders can change young people's view of the over-60s, research says

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6 April 2010

Main sociology organisation welcomes international report on a "vibrant" discipline

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March

2 March 2010

Train managers' inexperience allowed rail unions to prosper, says research

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Press Releases 2009

December

9 December 2009

Private school pupils turn to universities overseas because of rejection by Oxbridge, research says

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8 December 2009

Poor management leads to bullying at work but not sexual harassment, largest meta-study says

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Mobile phones don't stress us out, new research says

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November

2 November 2009

Having mental illness does not make people more accepting, Alberta research shows

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September

7 September 2009

Macho, long-hours culture puts women off management in construction industry, research says

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4 September 2009

Senior doctors not fully complying with appraisal system for juniors, says research

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People in their 50s lose significantly more sleep during a recession, research says

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August

11 August 2009

More women than men work in higher status occupations, research shows

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4 August 2009

Fear of Glasgow gang attacks traps young people, research says

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May

28 May 2009

Integrating sexes in the workplace brings greater pay inequality, says international study

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20 May 2009

Seminar series looks at women's health in the 21st century

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5 May 2009

Series of seminars in Oxford on men and health

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April

17 April 2009

Boxing is painful for mothers as well as fighters, research says

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UK cricketers of Asian ethnicity experience racist comments, says research

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Women in abusive lesbian relationships deterred from seeking help, says research

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Class system in Britain remains live and well, new research says

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16 April 2009

'Commercial genetic psychiatric tests are irresponsible and harmful, say scientists'

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Footballers' wives live an unglamorous lifestyle, new research says

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Religion can help peace processes and bring about democracy, says research

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15 April 2009

Rate of ill health reported by women and men aged 65+ is equal, says research

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