J-PAL North America launches research initiative to focus on Covid-19 recovery

The Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Initiative aims to catalyze evidence-based policy solutions to the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Caroline Garau | J-PAL North America • mit
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

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Will 2020 change the way you work forever?

The pandemic and focus on racial justice in 2020 may end up transforming the workplace for good, one expert says. He also has tips for the "new normal."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~9 min

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CEO names shape their business strategies

Research on CEOs with uncommon names shows they tend to pursue unorthodox strategies. It's all about how a name shapes the way people see themselves.

Avery Ruxer Franklin - Rice • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: business jobs society-and-culture identity managers

‘Underwater’ mortgages sap earnings and mobility

New big-data research connects "underwater" mortgages from the 2007-08 recession with people's stagnant earnings and inability to move.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economics jobs money united-states housing society-and-culture debt

Jerks don’t actually get ahead at work

People with selfish, deceitful, and aggressive personality traits may not have an edge over generally nice people, a new study finds.

Laura Counts - UC Berkeley • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: jobs personality society-and-culture social-lives

Family photos at work curb fraud and unethical activity

When employees display photos of their friends and family at work, they're less likely to engage in fraud or unethical behavior, researchers say.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Natural hair bias cuts job opportunities for Black women

In a new study, Black women with natural hairstyles were seen as less professional and offered fewer job interviews than women with straightened hair.

Samiha Khanna-Duke • futurity
Aug. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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Stay-at-home orders worked to slow COVID’s spread

"...measuring the impact of stay-at-home orders on epidemic growth offers evidence for current and future COVID-19 control and containment measures."

Brown University • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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COVID-19 makes US housing crisis even worse

One in seven people in the US say they worry about paying rent. An expert digs in to how COVID-19 has made the housing crisis worse, and how to fix it.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money housing homelessness society-and-culture

Experts: Better COVID-19 testing is still vital to ‘reopening’

There's no pandemic "silver bullet", but COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, masks, and vaccine development are key to going back to school or the office.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Aug. 7, 2020 ~4 min

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