The number changes depending on many factors, such as whether or not part-time work is factored in, or hourly vs. weekly earnings, race, education attainment and choice of profession. A study of 2012 data by Pew Research Center accounted for some of those factors and found women earn 84 cents for every $1 earned by men.
Teenagers’ relationships with their parents have a small but measurable impact on their romantic relationships up to 15 years later, according to researchers at the University of Alberta.
On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act
The United States, of course, is not the only advanced society grappling with aging, but it is extreme in its stubborn denial of the obvious. The Pew Research Center recently polled people in 21 countries about whether aging is a problem. The United States ranked 19th in its unconcern, ahead of only Indonesia and Egypt, whose populations are young. Only 26 percent of Americans thought aging was a problem. The share was 87 percent in Japan, 55 percent in Germany and 45 percent in France.
Stronger paternity leave programs are good for children, mothers and fathers, though they still elicit some negative attitudes in the workplace, an economist writes.
The vaccine can protect against cancer-causing strains of the virus, which is transmitted by intimate contact.
The sexual dimension in an equal marriage often gets lost because even though people are running these well-oiled, cooperative machines at home, they can forget to create a space for this other side of their partners.
Paul Oyer, an economist at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and the author of “Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned From Online Dating,” responds to Economix readers.
The increased use of opiates like Vicodin and OxyContin can create an appetite that eventually leads addicts to cheaper street drugs.
A study of couples seeking marriage counseling found that guided discussions after viewing relationship movies can be as helpful as two intensive therapist-led counseling methods.
As the death of the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and the rise of overdoses in New England indicate, heroin continues to be a plague of both desperate poverty and tortured privilege. The abuse of prescription drugs is an even more widespread problem. But what causes the addiction that lets drug abuse flourish? Is addiction a disorder, a matter of human frailty or something else? Responses: It Is a
For some of the mentally ill, the only place to get medical treatment these days is behind bars.
The link between poverty and absent dads in the U.S. can’t be denied.
As technology becomes more sophisticated, genomic sequencing will inevitably expand into the world of newborns. The process has both medical and ethical implications.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act gives gay couples more rights, but also means that some will have to pay higher taxes.
People in the 55-to-64 age group, one study has found, had the highest rate of business start-ups in the last decade, despite the often difficult task of raising money.
A sexual health educator discusses the kinds of conversations parents should have with their children about sexual misconduct.
During the worst part of the credit crisis, women had more paid jobs than men for the first time, the Labor Department now says.
The drop in the share of Americans with jobs is not just a reflection of an aging work force. For men in every age group, the employment rate is lower than it was in previous decades.
Advocates of the practice, who have learned not to use the term “assisted suicide,” say it is a notion whose time has come.
I RECENTLY OVERHEARD two students talking in a dining hall at the university where I teach. “Yeah, I might get married, too,” one confided. “But not until I’m at least 30 and have a career.” Then she grinned. “Until then? I’m going to party it up.”This young woman was practically following a script. An increasing number of studies show that many millennials want to marry — someday.
Parents of girls spend, on average, 25 percent more on education per year in a child’s lifetime than parents