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September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016

For-Profit Trade Schools Prove Costly for Disadvantaged Black Youth

Sep. 15, 2016 — Young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods are drawn to for-profit trade schools as the quickest route to jobs. But the very thing that makes for-profit schools seem so appealing — a streamlined ... read more

Study Finds STEM Workers More Likely to Find Jobs in Denser STEM Labor Markets

Sep. 12, 2016 — In one of the first attempts to understand the geography of STEM degree-job matching, a new study finds that matching is much more likely in dense rather than in large STEM labor ... read more

More Underrepresented Students Obtain Science Degrees and Pursue STEM, Due to Research Mentoring

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new study indicates that undergraduates who participate in mentored research not only graduate more often with science degrees, but also attend graduate school and pursue STEM careers at higher ... read more

Many College Students Take Remedial Courses, but Only Some Benefit, Researchers Find

Sep. 6, 2016 — Steering new college students into remedial classes can boost a poorly prepared student's chances of success, but doesn't appear to benefit students with a stronger academic background, ... read more

Education Not to Blame for Increasing Childlessness in Europe

Aug. 23, 2016 — The increasing proportion of the population who prefer to remain childless is a major social problem for many European countries. However this trend has not (so far) been the result of the expansion ... read more

Management Actions to Combat Recessions Could Compromise the Performance Effects of Empowerment

Aug. 22, 2016 — Wage and employment freezes and other actions taken to combat recessions may compromise the positive effect that employee empowerment may have on staff morale and in turn ... read more

Great Recession's Other Legacy: Inconsistent Work Hours

Aug. 22, 2016 — A new study finds that an unpredictable work week is the norm for growing numbers of low-wage workers -- nearly 40 percent of whom worked variable hours for at least one four-month period after the ... read more

Young, Gifted, First-Generation Minority Science Students Motivated by Prosocial Values

Aug. 19, 2016 — There are as many motives as there are undergraduates taking introductory science courses, but if you look closely at groups of freshmen science students such as those from underrepresented minority ... read more

Persistence Makes the Difference in Minority Participation in Science, Researchers Say

Aug. 12, 2016 — The problem of persistence has long troubled undergraduate programs hoping to guide promising students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups into science careers, but a new study by science ... read more

Transit and Training Crucial to Connecting Unemployed With Jobs

July 29, 2016 — The mismatch between unemployed workers and job vacancies is a serious problem in the Twin Cities region and it appears to have worsened since the turn of the millennium, new research indicates. The ... read more

Income Inequality Leads Millennials to Start Families Before Marriage

July 14, 2016 — Rising income inequality, and the resulting scarcity of certain types of jobs, is a key reason young Americans are having babies before getting ... read more

Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind

June 29, 2016 — What's the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing ... read more

Part-Timers Now 49 Percent of Nation's College and University Faculty, Study Finds

June 23, 2016 — Part-time workers now make up nearly half of the faculty of U.S. colleges and universities, according to the 2016 edition of The Condition of Education, a federal report on the nation’s education ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Poor moms who return to the workforce after a period of unemployment suffer significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and physical symptoms of stress when they don’t have access to decent ... read more

Not Only in Hollywood: Gender Pay Gap Persists in the Arts

June 13, 2016 — A new study examines labor market factors as a driver of the wage gap between men and women in the arts. The main finding: gender-based income inequalities persist within the arts just as they do in ... read more

Hard Times, Hard Love: Rise of Intimate Partner Violence During Great Recession

June 6, 2016 — Financial strain has long been one of the leading causes of family discord, but a recent study suggests that simply living through major economic recessions increases a mother's chance of ... read more

June 1, 2016 — Courses that engage college students in conducting scientific research early on can dramatically increase students' odds of completing a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) degree, a ... read more

More Satisfied Workers, More Successful Company

May 31, 2016 — The relationship between the job satisfaction of a company’s workforce and its financial success is complex, but a new study has determined that satisfied workers can lead to greater success for an ... read more

May 19, 2016 — A new study provides the first-ever evidence that women who reveal personal family-related information that could explain gaps in their resume (like staying home to raise a child) dramatically raise ... read more

Study Links Student Loans With Lower Net Worth, Housing Values After College

May 18, 2016 — People who had outstanding balances on their student loans when they graduated or dropped out of college had lower net worth, fewer financial and nonfinancial assets, and homes with lower market ... read more

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