Self-employment may offer a refuge from racism

Black people who believe racism has a big impact on their lives are more likely to seek self-employment, according to new research.

Amy McCaig-Rice University
March 23, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias jobs money race-and-ethnicity racism

14.4 million Americans face COVID-19 exposure weekly at work

Millions of Americans face risk of COVID-19 exposure at work, either weekly or monthly, new research indicates. It's not just health care workers, either.

U. Washington
March 19, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 jobs united-states viruses

Physical stuff keeps folks with serious mental illness out of work

People with serious mental illness perceive their physical health as a greater barrier to employment, a study finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers
March 16, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bipolar-disorder depression disabilities jobs schizophrenia

Emotionally intelligent bosses can bring out your creativity

Bosses with high emotional intelligence make their workers feel happier and more creative, researchers say.

March 11, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture creativity emotions jobs managers motivation social-lives

Top women at public med schools paid $80,000 less than men

Women who head departments at public medical schools may have broken the "glass ceiling" but still earn as much as $80,000 less than men.

Krista Conger-Stanford
March 11, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture gender jobs money

Places with lots of fast food have shorter life expectancy

Areas of the US with more fast food, lots of oil and gas extraction jobs, and higher population density have lower life expectancy, new research shows.

Kristen Devlin-Penn State
March 9, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine food jobs life-expectancy lifespan social-lives united-states

Tax incentives for business leave states worse off

Tax incentives for business are a bad idea, researchers say. They found that the incentives left states in worse shape than doing nothing.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 27, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business jobs money states taxes united-states

Financial anxiety can take a toll on teacher performance

Even where teachers earn well above the national average, financial anxiety can affect performance, attendance, and the likelihood they'll leave their job.

Carrie Spector-Stanford
Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture anxiety jobs money stress teachers

Minimum wage hikes may have mixed effect on health

Increasing minimum wage may not boost health across the board, researchers report. Instead, wage increases may affect groups of working people differently.

U. Washington
Feb. 13, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine jobs laws money

Can ‘feminist design’ save hiring algorithms from bias?

Feminist design thinking could help rid hiring algorithms of some bias, researchers argue.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture algorithms artificial-intelligence bias business gender jobs race-and-ethnicity software

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