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Same-Sex Partners Less Healthy Than Heterosexual Couples
2013-02-27 15:30:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As society begins its slow, tectonic shift towards mainstream acceptance of same-sex marriage, researchers are looking to see what kind of impacts the change will have on different levels of society. A new study from Rice University has found that same-sex couples who live together report lower levels of health than those in heterosexual marriages, when adjusting for socio-economic status. "Past research has shown that married...

2012-07-17 15:19:23

Black people who are married don´t appear to live any longer than black couples who simply live together, suggesting marriage doesn´t boost longevity for blacks the way it does for whites, according to a large national study led by Michigan State University. “This finding implies that marriage and cohabitation have very different meanings for blacks and whites,” said MSU sociologist Hui Liu, the study´s lead researcher. The study, in the Journal of Marriage...

2012-01-30 10:46:16

Divorce at a younger age hurts people´s health more than divorce later in life, according to a new study by a Michigan State University sociologist. Hui Liu said the findings, which appear in the research journal Social Science & Medicine, suggest older people have more coping skills to deal with the stress of divorce. “It´s clear to me that we need more social and family support for the younger divorced groups,” said Liu, assistant professor of sociology....

2010-11-11 22:27:49

Irregular work schedules appear harmful to the well-being of cohabiting parents, a growing segment of the U.S. population, a study by Michigan State University researchers finds. Working nights, weekends and other nonstandard schedules is increasingly common as the United States moves toward a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week economy, according to the study, which appears in the journal Social Science Research. Compared with married parents, cohabiting parents "“ who live together but...

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2009-12-03 08:00:00

Married people in the United States are living longer these days, but the widowed are experiencing a higher mortality rate, according to new research by a Michigan State University sociologist. The widening mortality gap between the two groups is a disturbing trend that should prompt scholars and politicians to seek out strategies to better protect and promote health for the widowed, said Hui Liu, study author and assistant professor of sociology. Liu's study, called "Till Death Do Us Part:...

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2008-08-12 11:00:00

The health of people who never marry is improving, narrowing the gap with their wedded counterparts, according to new research that suggests the practice of encouraging marriage to promote health may be misguided. Hui Liu, assistant professor of sociology at Michigan State University and lead researcher on the project, said sociologists since the 1970s have emphasized that marriage benefits health more so for men than for women. "Married people are still healthier than unmarried people," Liu...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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