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2012 study in the Journal of Social Science and Medicine casting doubt on whether access to healthful food is the key variable in explaining obesity trends among youth.
2009 study in American Economic Journal exploring why American women’s happiness has decreased relative to men’s from 1972 to 2006.
2012 study from Rutgers finds that overly broad definitions of mental illness have resulted in improper categorization of some poor mothers as suffering from psychiatric conditions.
2010 study in Sociological Perspectives on changing attitudes toward traditional marriage structures and child bearing.
2012 study from Harvard and Yale on the increase in stress-related cardiovascular problems related to women’s workplace environment.
2012 study from Standford University published in Developmental Psychology on ’tween girl digital media use and development.
2012 study from the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication on women, blogging and feelings of empowerment.
2012 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine on a range of long-lasting contraceptive options and their failure rates.
2012 study in Social Science Quarterly on the levels of desire of Mexican immigrants in Texas to learn English.
2010 report in the The Journal of Travel Research on how the financial crisis is affecting travel in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
2012 paper from Northwestern University on the value of social networks for refugee job seekers in the United States.
2012 report from the University of Michigan on how U.S. homeowners have been faring over time.
2012 report from Rutgers on patterns of employment, wages and difficulties in job-finding among recent graduates.
2011 study from the University of Michigan on racial attitudes and perceptions in America immediately before and after Barack Obama’s election.
2012 study by the City University of New York on the how the interaction of gender, race and ethnicity can produce wage and benefit inequality.
2009 study in Maternal and Child Health Journal on high rates of domestic violence against urban female teens.
2012 study in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on the consequences and dynamics of assuming student loan debt.
2012 study from the RAND Corporation on youth obesity and access to healthy food sources.
2012 study in Psychological Science on different dynamics for women and men in terms of attraction and self-assessment.
2012 paper from the University of Maryland and Wellesley College on underlying factors that explain America’s relatively higher rates of teen childbearing.