Sexual Assault on College Campuses: New Data from the RIA Survey

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What does the RIA study say about sexual assault? Sexual assault is an important and pressing issue and one that has recently received renewed public attention.  Early this year, President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The “1 is 2 Many” report, published in September 2014, estimates that 1 in 5 women has ... Read More »

Divorce in America: Who Wants Out and Why?

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Since the 1970′s, the share of Americans who eventually leave their marriages has hovered between 40 and 50%.  Divorce, even when seemingly necessary, can be very disruptive to the lives of individuals and their children.  Using new data from the Relationships in America survey, which included nearly 4,000 ever-divorced adults ages 18-60, we assessed how couples think about—then actually do ... Read More »

Hand to the Plow: How Farming May Still Affect Gender Roles

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By Joseph Price Have you ever wondered why your spouse is more or less willing to help out around the house? A recent study by Alberto Alesina, Paola Giuliano, and Nathan Nunn suggests that at least part of the gender role attitudes that we have today stem from the way our ancestors planted their crops. During the pre-industrial age, the ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Relationships in America survey data project

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The Relationships in America survey project is a large new data collection effort that seeks to understand how American adults navigate and think about the significant relationships in their lives, especially romantic ones. Of special note, the survey project asks a variety of questions to divorcees, examining the reasons for splitting and divorcees’ experiences of dating after divorce. We invite you to sign up ... Read More »