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  • November 30, 2016

    It doesn’t pay to be nice women

    Women who are “dominant” and “disagreeable” in the workplace earn higher salaries than their more agreeable colleagues, according to a recent study.

     

    Women who are “dominant” and “disagreeable” in the workplace earn higher salaries than their more agreeable colleagues, according to a recent study.

     

  • November 28, 2016
    BBC

    OECD urges caution over living wage increase

    The OECD warns that the UK should be careful with its plans to raise the National Living Wage, given its possible impact on employment.
     
    The OECD warns that the UK should be careful with its plans to raise the National Living Wage, given its possible impact on employment.
     
  • November 25, 2016

    Is increased trade to blame for higher mortality rates in white working-class American men?

    Since 2000, increased trade with China has resulted in higher suicide and poisoning (including fatal drug overdoses) rates in areas vulnerable to competition, report economists Justin Pierce and Peter Schott in a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper released this month.

     

    Since 2000, increased trade with China has resulted in higher suicide and poisoning (including fatal drug overdoses) rates in areas vulnerable to competition, report economists Justin Pierce and Peter Schott in a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper released this month.

     

  • November 23, 2016

    Bisexuals also experience a wage gap

    A new study from the American Sociological Review has found evidence of a bisexual pay gap. Unlike other pay gaps, which can be explained away by factors such as having children or working fewer hours, this one is more difficult to explain.

     

    A new study from the American Sociological Review has found evidence of a bisexual pay gap. Unlike other pay gaps, which can be explained away by factors such as having children or working fewer hours, this one is more difficult to explain.

     

  • November 21, 2016

    UK facing social care crisis, warns former minister

    A former UK pensions minister has called for the government to use tax breaks to help people save for care in later life, warning the country risks “sleepwalking into a social care crisis.”

    A former UK pensions minister has called for the government to use tax breaks to help people save for care in later life, warning the country risks “sleepwalking into a social care crisis.”

  • November 18, 2016

    Has the gig economy peaked?

    The gig economy might not be sustainable, according to a new study by the JPMorgan Chase Institute, which finds that the number of workers joining has declined dramatically over the last two years.

     

    The gig economy might not be sustainable, according to a new study by the JPMorgan Chase Institute, which finds that the number of workers joining has declined dramatically over the last two years.

     

  • November 16, 2016

    Regulators should treat tax havens “like the carriers of a dangerous disease,” says anti-corruption report

    Economist Joseph Stiglitz has published a report calling for global powers to shut down offshore tax havens.
    Economist Joseph Stiglitz has published a report calling for global powers to shut down offshore tax havens.
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