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Coworking with their spouses helps women to improve earnings

Women and men in coworking couples are disproportionately more likely to have similar earnings, new research finds. Existing research believed that the reason for an apparently excessive number of couples where women earn ...

Women's earnings found to drop after childbirth

When U.S. couples have their first child, mothers' earnings still drop substantially relative to fathers', and new Cornell research demonstrates the stubborn, decades-old pattern isn't changing despite broad increases in ...

New wage gap calculator aims to help close earnings gap

The United States has had a federal equal pay law on the books for close to 60 years—and yet some projections estimate it'll be another 30 years before women and men finally earn the same. On Boston's Equal Pay Day on April ...

When companies massage the books, the environment takes a hit

Managing earnings involves the manipulation of financial reporting by publicly traded companies in order to misrepresent how well they're really doing. Companies might insert a low-ball estimate of bad debt or delay the announcement ...

Firms recruit 'dark' personalities for earnings management

Companies could be hiring that bad boss on purpose. According to new research in the Journal of Business Ethics, the 'dark' personality traits—questionable ethical standards, narcissistic tendencies—that make a boss bad ...

High-income earners have sturdier safety net after job loss

In the spring of 2020, COVID-19 caused an estimated 22 million job losses (13% of the total workforce). Congress' new $900 billion pandemic relief package is the second largest in U.S. history, but it only extends federal ...

How a company's consistent earnings can get a CEO fired

When a corporation's earnings are steady, its board of directors is more likely to fire their CEO after a bad earnings period, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Income

Income, refers to the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame, which is generally expressed in monetary terms. However, for households and individuals, "income is the sum of all the wages, salaries, profits, interests payments, rents and other forms of earnings received... in a given period of time." For firms, income generally refers to net-profit: what remains of revenue after expenses have been subtracted. In the field of public economics, it may refer to the accumulation of both monetary and non-monetary consumption ability, the former being used as a proxy for total income.

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