Why nursing home aides exposed to COVID-19 aren’t taking sick leave

Over one-third of America’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risk.

Tara Sklar, Professor of Health Law and Director, Health Law & Policy Program, University of Arizona • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

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Women equal men in computing skill, but are less confident

The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.

William Wagner, Associate Professor of Accountancy & Information Systems, Villanova University • conversation
Sept. 28, 2020 ~4 min

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International trade has cost Americans millions of jobs. Investing in communities might offset those losses

When manufacturing jobs disappear, what are the best ways to help unemployed workers?

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~9 min

 china  employment  globalization  international-trade  labor-market

Furlough ‘stemmed the tide’ of poor mental health during UK lockdown, study suggests

Researchers say the UK government should ask employers to share out reduced hours rather than lose workers, in order to mitigate a looming mental health crisis

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 24, 2020 ~5 min

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Vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation

The chancellor will announce £2bn of grants to fund energy-saving projects for homeowners in England.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Workplaces are turning to devices to monitor social distancing, but does the tech respect privacy?

Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they're not all the same when it comes to privacy.

Ari Trachtenberg, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Computer Science, Boston University • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

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Opinion: Employers should cut hours not people during the pandemic

If the UK emulated short-time working programmes in countries like Germany it would help mitigate the mental health as well as economic crises caused by the coronavirus, argue researchers from the Employment Dosage project.    

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Younger workers hit harder by coronavirus economic shock in UK and US

In addition, those on low incomes are more likely to have lost jobs or pay, and less able to complete work tasks from home. Researchers warn the COVID-19 downturn is likely to “increase inequality between young and old”.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 3, 2020 ~6 min

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Workers under 30 hit harder by coronavirus economic shock in UK and US

In addition, those on low incomes are more likely to have lost jobs or pay, and less able to complete work tasks from home. Researchers warn the COVID-19 downturn is likely to “increase inequality between young and old”.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 3, 2020 ~6 min

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