Research by ND Sociologist Christian Smith Helps Shape Nationwide Catholic Initiative
August 22, 2013
“Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth,” an initiative that brings Catholic parishes and schools together with Catholic families to strengthen and deepen their faith, is now active in some 60 dioceses in the United States and Canada. According to those who conceived, organized and now direct this new and growing movement in youth ministry, social science research conducted by Christian Smith, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology and director of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society, has been instrumental in the development of the program.
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A man’s occupation linked to time spent on housework, study finds
August 14, 2013
A woman’s work is never done — or so the saying goes. Though women still do about two-thirds of household chores, the division of labor may depend on what her mate does for a living.
New research by University of Notre Dame Sociologist Elizabeth Aura McClintock shows that married or cohabiting men employed in heavily female occupations — such as teaching, child care or nursing — increase the time they spend doing housework, while their wives or partners decrease the time they spend on housework.
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