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  • September 29, 2017

    US academics face poverty and homelessness

    Extensive funding cuts for public universities in the US has led to an increased number of part-time faculty staff, many of whom live in poor conditions with precarious financial situations.
    Extensive funding cuts for public universities in the US has led to an increased number of part-time faculty staff, many of whom live in poor conditions with precarious financial situations.
  • September 27, 2017
    BBC

    Four in five men dislike rigid working hours

    In the past, pressure for the opportunity to work part-time or flexibly has come from women trying to juggle childcare and work. However a recent survey has found that four out of five men would prefer more flexible working hours.

    In the past, pressure for the opportunity to work part-time or flexibly has come from women trying to juggle childcare and work. However a recent survey has found that four out of five men would prefer more flexible working hours.

  • September 25, 2017

    For aging Asia, has tackling boardroom gender bias now become an economic necessity?

    New findings published by the British recruitment firm Hays have revealed that 80% of top jobs across Southeast Asia are held by men. But as populations across the region continue to age, the consultancy has argued that tackling this imbalance could be the answer to ensuring future growth and competitiveness.
    New findings published by the British recruitment firm Hays have revealed that 80% of top jobs across Southeast Asia are held by men. But as populations across the region continue to age, the consultancy has argued that tackling this imbalance could be the answer to ensuring future growth and competitiveness.
  • September 22, 2017

    Natural disasters lead to a spike in US immigration

    Immigrant networks in the US are able to help their relatives in hurricane-damaged countries obtain legal access to the US.
    Immigrant networks in the US are able to help their relatives in hurricane-damaged countries obtain legal access to the US.
  • “This shames us all”: The true scale of modern slavery revealed

    More than 40 million people worldwide are trapped in modern slavery and an estimated 152 million children subjected to child labor, new research has revealed.
    More than 40 million people worldwide are trapped in modern slavery and an estimated 152 million children subjected to child labor, new research has revealed.
  • IZA World of Labor author joins Council of Economic Advisors

    President Donald Trump has named Richard Burkhauser as the final member of his Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), joining economists Kevin Hassett and Tomas Philipson.

    President Donald Trump has named Richard Burkhauser as the final member of his Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), joining economists Kevin Hassett and Tomas Philipson.

  • September 15, 2017

    Google accused of gender-based pay discrimination in California lawsuit

    The complaint against Google, filed on Thursday, includes three named plaintiffs who offer specific stories of the company “assigning and keeping female employees in lower compensation levels than male employees with similar skills, experience, and duties.”
    The complaint against Google, filed on Thursday, includes three named plaintiffs who offer specific stories of the company “assigning and keeping female employees in lower compensation levels than male employees with similar skills, experience, and duties.”
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