More than 25% of Americans face depression during COVID

One in four American adults is now likely to be experiencing symptoms of depression, a threefold increase from last year.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 depression trauma money health-and-medicine

‘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

Simple nudge gets more people to start retirement nest egg

Motivating people to save for retirement isn't easy, but when it comes to planning, "the simpler, the better," a new study confirms.

Stanford • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: money retirement society-and-culture workplaces

Will unsellable houses leave older homeowners high and dry?

A new study undermines the classic "big promise" for older homeowners, that a house, after it is paid off, can sell for a retirement nest egg.

Kyle Mittan-U. Arizona • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: older-adults money housing retirement society-and-culture

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

Demolishing abandoned houses may nudge neighbors to spruce up

Demolishing abandoned houses may help whole neighborhoods by getting people to do a better job maintaining their own properties, a new study shows.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cities money housing society-and-culture neighborhoods

ICU beds are scarce in low-income areas

New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: poverty covid-19 hospitals money united-states rural-communities featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods emergency-medicine

As rich people locked down for COVID-19, the poor moved more

Money is a determining factor in how well people can engage in social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research confirms.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods

Pandemic fight costs 500X more than preventing one

The cost of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is around 500 times greater than what it would take to prevent pandemics by protecting tropical forests.

Jeremy Schwab-Boston University • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation covid-19 forests viruses money featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine pandemics

Education’s tie to income gap goes back 100 years

"...longstanding worries about income inequality and its relationship to college opportunity are warranted."

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education jobs money featured society-and-culture

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