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July 31, 2016

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

Financial Status Affects Success of Students With Learning Disabilities

May 17, 2016 — Only one third of undergraduates from 11 universities who reported having a learning disability were receiving accommodations, a new study has ... read more

Young Workers Hit Hardest by Slow Hiring During Recessions, Study Finds

May 17, 2016 — When hiring slows during recessions, the brunt of job losses is borne by job-seekers in their 20s and early 30s, according to a new ... read more

New Survey Shows That Retirement Includes Work for Many Older Americans

May 10, 2016 — Departing the workforce entirely and entering retirement at age 65 is no longer a reality for many older people in the United States, according to a recent survey. The study finds that there are ... read more

May 5, 2016 — For doctoral students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics, landing a job as a research-oriented college or university faculty member typically requires having spent time as a ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Researchers looked at Vocational Rehabilitation, a federally funded employment program for people with disabilities that is administered by each state. They found that adults with autism are ... read more

Attending US Charter Schools May Lead to Higher Earnings in the Future

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new study suggests that charter school students are more likely to do well at college and earn significantly more than their counterparts at other schools. Using data from Florida, researchers ... read more

Do Social Factors Affect Children’s Educational Achievements More Than Cognitive Ability?

Apr. 4, 2016 — It could be perceived that social status can be correlated with better life chances and educational achievements for children. But is it all about the social background and income of the parents, or ... read more

Race Biases Teachers' Expectations for Students

Mar. 30, 2016 — When evaluating the same black student, white teachers expect significantly less academic success than black teachers, a new study concludes. This is especially true for black ... read more

Emotional Distress in Teens Linked to Later Employment Prospects

Mar. 30, 2016 — Suffering from emotional problems in adolescence is an important risk factor for future joblessness, irrespective of socioeconomic background, according to a new ... read more

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