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Stories from sociology:

Dad with Daughter

Whether it’s physically being there for a baseball game or piano recital, or emotionally being there to provide warmth or support in a tough time, there appears to be a shift in how fathers are viewing their roles.

Jonathan Jarvis BYU

With youth hockey teams being organized by age groups, the idea has persisted that kids born earlier in a year have a greater athletic advantage than kids born later in the year. BYU researchers show a trend reversal happening.

Jacob Rugh in front of houses

With the possibility of more mass deportations ahead, BYU sociology professor Jacob Rugh discovered a link between the mass deportations from 2005 to 2013 and the foreclosures that contributed to a housing crisis.

Sisters at BYU graduation

More kids in your family. Less education. This pattern isn’t new, but a team of researchers led by BYU sociology professor Ben Gibbs studied why that educational dip occurs and found that there are exceptions to the trend.

The majority of the United States' poor aren't sitting on street corners. They're employed at low-paying jobs, struggling to support themselves and a family. 

A new study of high school activities bears this message for incoming high school students: Play what the smart kids play.

Loads of studies over the years have shown that children who were breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, but the reason why remained unclear.

In the long run, encouraging a baby to finish the last ounce in their bottle might be doing more harm than good.

Though magazines often create lists of the “best places to live,” a new study suggests that no community is more or less likely than another to foster a sense of community attachment.