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

‘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

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

Tags: education covid-19 economics jobs featured health-and-medicine medical-tests

Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

By looking systems in which things suddenly go very wrong, researchers created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics data-science ecosystems algorithms prediction featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

Looking at systems where things go very wrong suddenly, researchers have created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics data-science ecosystems algorithms prediction featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

Expert: Even COVID-19 can’t end paper money

Despite early fears of COVID-19 spreading via paper money, cash isn't over. Expert Bill Maurer explains why.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 economics money united-states featured society-and-culture paper

Expert: Renter relief won’t stop economic ‘time bomb’

“Just focusing on renters will not be enough to prevent a financial crisis like the crisis of 2007-08. We need comprehensive solutions.”

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 economics insurance jobs money housing society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Uncurbed COVID would cost more lives than economic shutdown

New research provides a lives-for-lives comparison of economic shutdown versus business as usual during the pandemic.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 death economics money united-states featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Expert: Economic recovery depends on fighting COVID-19

An economist has a simple message about economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic: "The better we do on public health, the better the economy will do."

Peter Iglinski-Rochester • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 economics jobs featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Foreclosure is most harmful to ‘marginal homeowners’

Home foreclosures have painful ramifications that go beyond immediate financial damage, research finds, particularly for a mortage holders on the margin.

Stanford • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economics money housing society-and-culture

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