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One-third of American households face troubles paying bills
The shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has caused massive layoffs and substantial financial hardships. (2020-06-03)
Largest study of its kind of women in labor finds nitrous oxide safe, side effects rare
Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and the School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that the use of nitrous oxide (N2O) as a pain relief option for individuals in labor is safe for newborn children and laboring individual, and converting to a different form of pain relief such as an epidural or opioid is influenced by a woman's prior birth history and other factors. (2020-05-29)
Environmental groups moving beyond conservation
Although non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become powerful voices in world environmental politics, little is known of the global picture of this sector. (2020-05-28)
Finding working capital is key to small businesses efforts as reopening accelerates
Small businesses are suffering affer a long pandemic shutdown and they are worried about what will be needed as they begin to reopen. (2020-05-27)
Low rate of COVID-19 found in women admitted for childbirth at Cedars-Sinai
A study conducted by investigators at Cedars-Sinai suggests that universal testing of asymptomatic pregnant women in labor may not be necessary at every hospital. (2020-05-20)
Study finds stronger links between automation and inequality
A new study co-authored by an MIT economist suggests automation has a bigger impact on the labor market and income inequality than previous research would indicate -- and identifies the year 1987 as a key inflection point in this process, the moment when jobs lost to automation stopped being replaced by an equal number of similar workplace opportunities. (2020-05-06)
Already vulnerable, gig economy workers in SF suffer during pandemic, survey finds
A new survey of app-based workers in San Francisco underscores the financial vulnerability of workers in the gig economy -- and the coronavirus has made their plight much worse. (2020-05-05)
Robots help some firms, even while workers across industries struggle
A new study co-authored by an MIT professor reveals an important pattern: Firms that move quickly to use robots tend to add workers to their payroll, while industry job losses are more concentrated in firms that make this change more slowly. (2020-05-05)
Real-time data show COVID-19 led to 60% drop in leisure, hospitality and retail employment
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the US economy and labor markets in an unprecedented way. (2020-05-05)
Ohio State's Mehta leads AHA statement on cardiovascular disease in pregnancy
A new statement issued today by the American Heart Association emphasizes the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to the management of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy and outlines heart care before, during and after pregnancy. (2020-05-04)
How many jobs do robots really replace?
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu's new research puts a number on the job costs of automation. (2020-05-04)
Providing child support after prison: Some state policies may miss the mark
Many states have policies that attempt to help formerly incarcerated people find work by limiting an employer's ability to access or use criminal records as part of the hiring process. (2020-05-04)
Researchers identify drugs that could halt preterm labor
Researchers have discovered a common molecular pathway in women who experience preterm labor and are using this insight to develop new treatments for woman who experience early labor. (2020-04-27)
Avoid making exceptions for research quality during COVID-19 pandemic
Global crises are no excuse for lowering scientific standards, argue Alex London and Jonathan Kimmelman in a Policy Forum. (2020-04-23)
Human pregnancy is weird -- new research adds to the mystery
University at Buffalo and University of Chicago scientists set out to investigate the evolution of a gene that helps women stay pregnant: the progesterone receptor gene. (2020-04-21)
Arduous farm labor in the past means longer working hours today
A new study in The Economic Journal finds that societies with a history of farming crops heavily reliant on labor effort prefer harder work and longer hours. (2020-04-14)
Study finds rise in between-workplace inequalities in the US, high-income countries
A new analysis of earnings inequalities by an international team of 27 researchers has found that the between-workplace share of wage inequality is growing in 12 of 14 high-income countries studied, and that the countries vary a great deal in their levels and trends in overall earnings inequality. (2020-04-13)
Uganda: 20% decline in economic output without climate action
Less nutrition, less productivity, less development: the changing climate hinders poor rural areas of developing countries. (2020-04-08)
When what-if scenarios turn real: CSU pandemic modeler providing new COVID-19 insights
School closures are intended to slow the transmission of the coronavirus. (2020-04-03)
Can migration, workforce participation, and education balance the cost of aging in Europe?
New IIASA research shows that higher levels of education and increasing workforce participation in both migrant and local populations are needed to compensate for the negative economic impacts of aging populations in EU countries. (2020-03-23)
Labor after previous cesarean should be considered
Labor after cesarean may be successful in over 90% of cases and thus may be considered a reasonable option for both mother and child, a study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth suggests. (2020-03-23)
New research shows promise to treat female group A streptococcus genital tract infections
Puerperal sepsis, also known as childbed fever, is the leading cause of maternal deaths. (2020-03-19)
Why are workers getting smaller pieces of the pie?
Market concentration in the form of 'superstar' firms has been lowering labor's share of GDP in recent decades, a new study finds. (2020-03-11)
The persistence of pay inequality: The gender pay gap in an anonymous online labor market
The US is witnessing a dramatic rise in nontraditional 'gig economy' labor markets. (2020-03-04)
Clinical factors during pregnancy related to congenital cytomegalovirus infection
A group led by researchers from Kobe University has illuminated clinical factors that are related to the occurrence of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in newborns. (2020-02-28)
Study analyzes impact of switch from nuclear power to coal, suggests directions for policy
A new study used data from the United States to analyze the costs and benefits of electricity production from coal-fired versus nuclear sources. (2020-02-26)
Green approach accelerates process optimization and retrieval of 'switchable' solvents
Researchers have demonstrated a new, green technology for both accelerated screening and retrieving 'switchable' solvents used in green chemistry applications. (2020-02-18)
The complex effects of colonial rule in Indonesia
The areas of Indonesia where Dutch colonial rulers built a huge sugar-producing industry in the 1800s remain more economically productive today than other parts of the country, according to a study co-authored by an MIT economist. (2020-02-07)
Beyond Goodfellas and The Godfather: the Cosa Nostra families' rise and fall
Since 1979 the Crime and Justice series has presented a review of the latest international research, providing expertise to enhance the work of sociologists, psychologists, criminal lawyers, justice scholars, and political scientists. (2020-02-06)
A study identifies 17 key compounds in wine aromas
The research focused on a kind of wine made with alternative aging methods other than the classic barrel method (2020-02-03)
Occupational gender bias prevalent in online images, Rutgers study finds
Rutgers researchers say gender bias and stereotypes corresponding to certain occupations are prevalent on digital and social media platforms. (2020-02-03)
Birth timing may affect brain development
Moving birth a day early triggers an early start to widespread neuron death, according to new research in mice published in eNeuro. (2020-02-03)
Certified nurse-midwives lead collaborative care model as solution to obstetrician shortage
Fewer physicians are pursuing careers in obstetrics, in part because of the intense, round-the-clock demands of the job and a high burnout rate. (2020-01-15)
Study examines the benefits of childbirth education classes during pregnancy
Participating in childbirth classes may help women have normal vaginal deliveries, according to a study published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. (2020-01-08)
Of ants and men: Ant behavior might mirror political polarization
Division of labor and political polarization may be driven by the same processes, say Princeton University computational biologists Chris Tokita and Corina Tarnita. (2020-01-08)
Study: US takes 'low road' to growth with adverse impact on wellbeing, future prosperity
Some countries -- including the United States -- take the low road to economic growth, where growing numbers of women in the workforce may stimulate the economy, but inadequate child care overburdens them, compromises their economic contribution, and threatens the quality of the future labor force, once poorly socialized children reach adulthood. (2019-12-17)
New England fishermen losing jobs due to climate
For decades the biggest threat to the industry has been overfishing, but it is no longer the only threat. (2019-12-09)
New report: Teacher effectiveness has a dramatic effect on student outcomes
A new IZA World of Labor report publishing tomorrow, Dec. (2019-12-05)
How to boost sales of fair trade and sustainable goods
When consumers are given responsibility for whether a product is produced, a stronger link develops between consumers and production that leads to anticipated feelings of guilt or gratification depending on the ethicality of the production process, which then influences purchase intentions. (2019-12-04)
Unemployment encourages men to try traditionally female-dominated work
A study finds that men who previously worked in male-dominated or mixed-gender fields are significantly more likely to transition to female-dominated jobs following a bout of unemployment, bucking past evidence showing resistance by men to working female-dominated jobs. (2019-12-03)
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