New research highlights the politics of 'identity work' where Indian call center workers manipulate their cultural identities to sell a global service.
A key finding of a study on child support grant beneficiaries and their families in South Africa shows high rates of depression among caregivers of children under 8 years, who are largely women. Higher rates of depression symptoms were evident among caregivers in urban areas compared to rural areas. Those experiencing poverty, unemployment, food scarcity, poor living conditions and those with lower levels of education were a high-risk group for symptoms of depression. Supportive interventions are proposed.
The largest study to date of the potential temperature-related health impacts of climate change has shown that as global temperatures rise, the surge in death rates during hot weather outweighs any decrease in deaths in cold weather, with many regions facing sharp net increases in mortality rates.
The Earth statement will be officially launched at a briefing event with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa. Organized by Future Earth and the Earth League.
Simple technologies can be learned effectively through imitation, while complex methods require professional training. If Ghanaian pineapple farmers are to achieve higher yields through more sustainable agriculture, they will need to be trained in exactly these types of complex applications. This was the conclusion reached by a team from the Technical University of Munich and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, who provide evidence for this assertion in the form of a new study with recommendations.
University of Kent research on women working as drug 'mules' has found they aren't victims of their sex but of the trade, and its illegal status. Dr Nayeli Urquiza Haas of the University's Kent Law School compared different legal developments and strategies in Europe and Latin America
Microfinance institutions are found effective in delivering essential health products to underserved communities on a national scale while reducing costs.
Policymakers, law enforcement and advocates can now better identify and target modern slavery thanks to the work of human rights experts and researchers whose application of unique statistical methods yields more precise figures on its existence and extent. The groundbreaking work appears in the October issue of CHANCE, which features a series of articles written by authority figures on the subject of modern slavery.
A new paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that arsenic in drinking water may have one of the longest dormancy periods of any carcinogen. By tracking the mortality rates of people exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking water in a region in Chile, the researchers provide evidence of increases in lung, bladder, and kidney cancer even 40 years after high arsenic exposures ended.
Across very different cultures -- Ghana and the United States -- when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, the youths have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic motivation, and engagement, and also have less depression. Yet having the latitude to make decisions appears to function differently in the two cultures, with positive outcomes for youths in the United States but not in Ghana.