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Socioeconomic Differences in Adolescent Health Getting Wider

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Health inequalities in young people have grown alongside socioeconomic disparities between the rich and poor. In a paper published Tuesday in The Lancet, an international team of researchers led by McGill University psychologist Frank Elgar said that rising income inequality in Europe and North America coincides with wider disparities in the mental and physical health of 11- to 15-year-olds.

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Income Inequality – Not Just Low Wages – Is Taking a Toll on the Health of American Workers

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Commentary provides evidence that the degree of income inequality can lead to a long list of health issues.

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Expert: Obama’s Wall Street Crackdown a Game-Changer for Middle Class Americans

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African Americans Who Fled the South During Great Migration Led Shorter Lives, Study Finds

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Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk of mortality.

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Professor Examines Causes of Financial Crises

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Cornell College economics and business Professor Todd Knoop has written his fourth textbook, which explores the causes of business cycles and includes information and data gathered during the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath.

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The End of American Labor Unions Increased Income Inequality. Ray Hogler Explains How the Legal System Helped It Happen

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Study: Manufacturing Growth Can Benefit Bangladeshi Women Workers

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The life of a Bangladeshi garment factory worker is not an easy one. But new research from the University of Washington indicates that access to such factory jobs can improve the lives of young Bangladeshi women — motivating them to stay in school and lowering their likelihood of early marriage and childbirth.

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The Trickiest Tax Season Yet: Advice from an Expert

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Unraveling the Complex Web of Global Food Trade

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Growing global trade is critically important for providing food when and where it’s needed — but it makes it harder to link the benefits of food and the environmental burden of its production. A study published this week in the journal BioScience by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment proposes to extend the way we characterize global food trade to include nutritional value and resource consumption alongside more conventional measures of trade’s value.

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Economists Recommend Paying College Athletes

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The current compensation arrangement for big-time college athletics is inefficient, inequitable and very likely unsustainable, according to a new study by economists from the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University. The article concludes that an evolution to a competitive labor market with fewer restrictions on pay for top athletes may be inevitable, though the transition will be difficult.