A recent study finds that social inequality persists, regardless of educational achievement - particularly for men.
A new UCLA study finds that the proportion of physicians who are Black in the US has increased by only 4 percentage points over the past 120 years, and that the share of doctors who are Black men remains unchanged since 1940. The research also spotlights a significant income gap between white and Black male physicians -- a disparity,
A retrospective study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit finds that workers in the manufacturing and construction industries have higher incidence of common hand, wrist injuries than office workers.
At the same time the pandemic was expanding the number of people working remotely, children nationwide began attending school virtually. The result? An increase in domestic work that fell disproportionately on the shoulders of mothers, according to a collaborative study by sociologists including Jerry Jacobs and doctoral student Allison Dunatchik of the University of Pennsylvania.
Bangladesh's floating gardens, built to grow food during flood seasons, could offer a sustainable solution for parts of the world prone to flooding because of climate change, a new study has found.
Meghan Joy, an assistant professor of political science, argues that urban studies, and particularly urban political scientists, should re-assess the concept of the progressive city. The once-widely embraced notion fell out of favour over the past several decades as local politicians embraced neoliberal policies that she says prioritized wealth generation over liveability and accessibility for all city residents.
A new data-driven study from Texas A&M University casts serious doubt on the stereotype that male students perform better than female students in science -- specifically, physics.
As COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines are lifted, businesses are now faced with the challenge of how to keep their employees who are returning to work motivated and engaged. A study led by a University of Illinois Chicago researcher shows that both employees and managers have an important part to play in promoting employee engagement during the pandemic.
Entrepreneurs supported by volunteer marketers grew monthly sales, monthly profits, total assets, and paid employees, all of which can then improve lives, sustain livelihoods, enhance overall living standards, and strengthen societies.
Using anonymized policyholder data from Swiss insurance company La Mobilière, EPFL scientists were able to predict a number of socio-economic indicators in 170 Swiss towns. This innovative approach could help increase the granularity and applicability of official statistics.