The results of a national cancer survey find a significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it affect their career decisions. The findings were published today in JAMA Oncology.
From doctors to engineers to carpet layers to massage therapists, more than one in three Americans is required to hold a license to work in their occupation. Broad consensus among researchers holds that licensure creates wage premiums by establishing economic monopolies, but according to Northwestern University research, licensure does not limit competition nor does it increase wages.
As the number of working families who live in poverty continues to rise in the UK, a new 'On the front line' article reveals the severe challenges that low pay, limited working hours and constrained employment opportunities bring.
A new study by American Cancer Society investigators finds workers at organizations with fewer than 25 employees are less likely to have been screened for three cancers, as were people working in certain occupations.
A study called ''I Don't Take My Tuba to Work at Microsoft': Arts Graduates and the Portability of Creative Identity" uses data from the the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project and a study of double majors conducted with the support of the Teagle Foundation to explore the translatability of arts alumni's creative skills to their current jobs. The authors find that many arts alumni -- in both arts-related and nonarts jobs -- are not leveraging their creativity across their lives.
Basic mental health training for managers can reap significant benefits for workers' mental wellbeing, a world-first study published today in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry suggests. In addition to large reductions in work-related sickness absence, the training was also associated with a return on investment of $9.98 for each dollar spent on training. The randomised controlled trial was led by Australian researchers from Black Dog Institute and UNSW Sydney.
Economists are continually examining the effect of the economy on women, but this male-dominated field seems to be failing to ask what impact women in turn have on the economy? Dr. Amanda Weinstein examines how women's participation in the workforce has affected economic growth and productivity in cities across the US Weinstein estimates that every 10% increase in female labor force participation rates increases average real wage growth in cities by approximately 5%.
Survey findings indicate that the majority of employers have processes and practices in place for the inclusion of employees with and without disabilities, and that the commitment to the success of employees with disabilities is shared by supervisors and upper management. The findings offer insight into how effective these processes and practices are for all employees, and point to new directions for expanding their availability, and increasing their effectiveness for individuals with disabilities.
A new survey covering six European countries has revealed that over a quarter of workers are too busy for a coffee break in the office. Workers associated coffee and short breaks with increased productivity, however 29 percent said that they didn't have time or were too busy to drink coffee at work. The findings suggest that workers may be less productive as a result.
Gender, racial, and ethnic disparities, with regard to academic rank and compensation, continue to exist among academic emergency medicine physicians in spite of a move by leading organizations of emergency medicine to prioritize increasing diversity.