Men with physical jobs have 55% higher dementia risk

While research has found that physical activity can reduce the risk of developing dementia, a new study finds that's not the case with hard labor.

U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dementia gender jobs featured health-and-medicine physical-exercise

STEM TV for kids leaves out women, Latinx characters

Characters in children's television shows can shape kids' opinions and preferences, but STEM programming largely leave Latinx and female characters out.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Oct. 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: gender television stem society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Wives try to earn less? Not according to the data

A closer look at the data says no, women don't sabotage their own earnings to align with the "male breadwinner norm."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics gender jobs money relationships stereotypes society-and-culture

Bruised masculinity can backfire in 2 ways

New research used false feedback to gauge the effect of threatened masculinity on men's relationships. The results aren't pretty.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: gender relationships society-and-culture

Pandemic puts certain groups in high-hazard work

Out of the Washington state workforce of 3.3 million, some 900,000 fill positions in 55 high-hazard lines of work. They're mostly female and disproportionately people of color.

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 gender jobs money united-states health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Women are more likely to follow COVID safety measures

A new study shows that women are better than men about following COVID-19 safety measures like social distancing, hygiene, and mask wearing.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 gender health-and-medicine

Even though times are tough, working parents are happier

"When dads play a bigger role in childcare and doing routine housework, it puts both parents in a better position to succeed at work."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: parents gender jobs emotions families featured society-and-culture

More popular teens report fewer signs of depression later

Teens with more friends may be less likely to face depression later in their lives, researchers report. The finding is particularly true for women.

Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression gender teens featured social-lives health-and-medicine

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

Tags: computing computer-science employment women stem bias quick-reads research-brief technology sexism careers confidence workplace workforce men performance gender-gap young-women

Positive messages about Blackness buoy Black girls

New findings link positive messages—and positive feelings about being Black—with a decreased likelihood of depression symptoms in Black teen girls.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers depression gender families stereotypes society-and-culture self-image race-and-ethnicity

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