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June 16, 2019

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Monitoring Educational Equity

A centralized, consistently reported system of indicators of educational equity is needed to bring attention to disparities in the US education system, says a new report. Indicators -- measures used ... read more

Time Parents Spend With Children Key to Academic Success

The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a large study with a novel approach. Researchers analyzed data on children in Israel ... read more

Addressing Research Gaps Could Help With Development of Disability-Inclusive Workplaces

Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive ... read more

Despite Fewer Looking for Work, Gains Continue for Americans With Disabilities

Job gains continued for Americans with disabilities in May, although fewer were looking for ... read more

Marriage Name Game: What Kind of Guy Would Take His Wife's Last Name?

The study looked at whether a man's level of education -- both his own and relative to his wife's -- influences the likelihood that he chooses a nontraditional surname in ... read more

Having Two Jobs Is Great for Employers, but Family Life Suffers

People who hold two jobs demonstrate as much engagement and performance in the workplace as their colleagues who have one job. However, dual job holders are likely to sacrifice family and personal ... read more

Minority Trainees Are Up, but Not Minority Faculty

Despite increasing numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) trainees in the biomedical sciences, there is a persistent shortage of URM faculty who are involved in basic biomedical research at ... read more

Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity

Half of women working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs report having experienced gender discrimination at work, according to a new survey examining people's experiences ... read more

Coalition Seeks to Increase Transparency on Life Science Career Prospects

Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute today announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training ... read more

African Immigrants: How Race and Gender Shape the American Dream

Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth, indicates a new ... read more

Employee-Job Personality Match Linked With Higher Income

An employee whose personality traits closely match the traits that are ideal for her job is likely to earn more than an employee whose traits are less aligned, according to new ... read more

Unemployment Triggers Increase in Child Neglect, According to New Research

The number of reported cases of child neglect in the United States of America increased as a result of the spike in unemployment following the financial crisis of 2007-08, according to new research. ... read more

Dissecting Effects of 1960s Anti-Poverty Programs on Present US

Researchers trace the history and effects of New Careers, a 1960s federal anti-poverty program. While it helped expand the nonprofit sector, it also perpetuated inequality in urban ... read more

College Labor Market Remains Strong

Employers will face tough competition for talent in the 2017-18 job market, thanks to a seven-year growth streak in the college labor ... read more

Study Shows Untapped Creativity in Workforce

With the U.S. economy less reliant on manufacturing, creativity and innovation are of increasing value. Arts graduates, and others who have developed and honed their creative skills, can be critical ... read more

'Marrying Up' Is Now Easier for Men, Improves Their Economic Well-Being, Study Finds

As the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of 'marrying up' have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new ... read more

American Workplace Is Physically and Emotionally Taxing, Survey Finds

Relatively little is know about how Americans view their workplace, despite its major role in their lives. One of the most in-depth surveys ever done on the topic finds that the American workplace is ... read more

Academic Motivation Suffers When Economic Mobility Seems out of Reach

High school and college students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds are much less motivated to overcome academic hardships when they have doubts about the likelihood of people from their ... read more

Economic Issues Are Key to Predicting Whether Students Will Graduate College, Study Shows

Economic issues play a significant role in determining whether first-time students enrolling in a four-year college will complete their degree and graduate within six ... read more

Long Term Unemployed Through the Eyes of Recruiters: Less Motivated, Less Talented and Less Trainable

Employers are reluctant to hire long-term unemployed, research shows: the longer the job candidates’ unemployment spell, the lower is their chance of a positive ... read more

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