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Labor Unions Help Employees Take More Paid Maternity Leave

Labor unions help working mothers take greater advantage of paid maternity leave benefits than non-union mothers, but unions could do more to mitigate the earnings penalty that typically follows leave-taking.

– Vanderbilt University

Industrial and Labor Relations Review


ACA Health Insurance Ads Targeted Younger, Healthier Consumers From 2013 to 2016

The themes in television advertisements for health insurance plans have shifted over time, possibly reflecting the shrinking pool of health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as rising plan premiums.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law


Escalating trade conflict will likely damage U.S. and Chinese economies

– Northwestern University


Expert Available to Comment on North and South Korean Talks, Role of the U.S.

– Florida State University


Crime, Not Money, Drives Migration From El Salvador and Honduras

A new analysis of data from the Latin American Public Opinion Project's AmericasBarometer survey shows that immigration policies designed to deter economic migrants do not dissuade migrants fleeing crime from seeking asylum.

– Vanderbilt University

Latin American Research Review


Issues Over Ideology: FSU Researcher Finds Polarized Candidates Can Still Represent Constituents Best

America’s seemingly polarized elected officials might be the best representation of their constituents, according to a new study out of Florida State University.

– Florida State University

The Journal of Politics, volume 80, number 4. Published online August 7, 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/698755


Women Who Breastfeed for at Least Five Months Have More Kids

Cornell University professor Vida Maralani found that women who breastfeed their first child for five months or longer are more likely to have three or more children, and less likely to have only one child, than women who breastfeed for shorter durat...

– Cornell University

Demography


Party That "Wins" Kavanaugh Vote May Lose in November: Vanderbilt Political Scientist Bruce Oppenheimer

– Vanderbilt University


Unlikely any Republicans will defect over Kavanaugh allegations, professor says

– Northwestern University


Baldwin Wallace Poll Shows Voter Enthusiasm Gap in Advance of Ohio Midterm Election

A Baldwin Wallace University survey reveals that a strong majority of likely Ohio voters have magnified the significance of the 2018 midterm elections, with nearly 58% saying that voting this November is more important than in previous midterms.

– Baldwin Wallace University


Age, Race and Gender Split in Political Parties Could Lead to Voter Discrimination

A vastly expanding gap in age, gender and diversity is creating an even deeper divide between the Republican and Democratic parties. And a Vanderbilt University law expert on the 26th Amendment says this chasm between the nation’s largest generatio...

– Vanderbilt University

Syracuse Law Review

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