August 1, 2017
UBC experts are available to comment on new 2016 census data expected to be released by Statistics Canada Aug. 2 on families, households, marital status and language.
October 28, 2016
More women earn university degrees than men today. But a new UBC study looking at heterosexual marriage patterns shows that women, especially when marrying less educated men, still tend to choose husbands who have higher incomes than themselves.
September 20, 2016
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from actor Brad Pitt.
Media Release | January 27, 2016
Unmarried same-sex couples in Canada are feeling pressure to tie the knot, according to a recent study published in the Canadian Review of Sociology that examined their experiences.
Media Release | May 17, 2012
New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.
Media Release | January 23, 2012
In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous marriage.
Media Release | May 4, 2011
A study of older married couples that gives new meaning to the matrimonial adage “for better or worse” finds that spouses have a much greater impact on their partner’s health […]