Business & Economics
A family’s socioeconomic status affects children’s health long into adulthood. Individuals growing up in low-income families have much higher risk of obesity and obesity-related diseases later in life. That’s especially true for permanent low-income families, a University of Illinois study shows.
- Social Science & Medicine
“That wasn’t fair!” – a common reaction from someone who loses in a competition. But the winner rarely complains. Research at Linköping University has shown that participants in competitive situations, such as a recruitment process, more readily accept the results if they have received information that the process has been fair. They also become less selfish.
Experts from Aston University and New York University (NYU) studied how industrial firms in Beijing fared in the run-up to the 2008 Olympics Dr Johan Rewilak and Ted Hayduk (NYU) looked at whether industrial firms in Beijing disproportionately increased their investment ahead of the Games compared to similar Chinese firms The results are interesting for academics, policy makers, businesses and entrepreneurs.
- Journal of Sport Management
International research led by Prof. Wim Thiery of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel research group BCLIMATE shows that children are to face disproportionate increases in lifetime extreme event exposure – especially in low-income countries. Bridging between climate science and demography, the team for the first time quantified lifetime exposure to droughts, heatwaves, crop failures, river floods, tropical cyclones, and wildfires. They computed lifetime exposure for every generation born between 1960 and 2020, and this for every country in the world and for every global warming scenario between today’s 1°C and 3.5°C above pre-industrial. Their findings show that under current climate policy, newborns across the globe will on average face seven times more scorching heatwaves during their lives than their grandparents. In addition, they will on average live through 2.6 times more droughts, 2.8 times as many river floods, almost three times as many crop failures, and twice the number of wildfires as people born 60 years ago. “Our results highlight a severe threat to the safety of young generations and call for drastic emission reductions to safeguard their future.” says Thiery, climate scientist at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and lead author of the study.
The Econometric Society announces the election of 51 new Fellows from all six regions of the world
What The Study Did: Researchers compared deaths among individuals slightly younger and older than 65 years to examine the relationship between access to health insurance coverage (versus no insurance) and COVID-19 mortality.
- JAMA Health Forum