Is student debt responsible for 'boomeranging' among young adults?

While student loan debt has reached an all-time high, with the average college graduate owing $30,000 in student loans, it does not increase young adults' risk of "boomeranging" or returning to their parental home, according ...

It matters who you know—referral networks in the labor market

Half of all workers say they found their current job through a friend or social acquaintance, but "job-referral networks" may help perpetuate inequality, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Black-white earnings gap returns to 1950 levels

After years of progress, the median earnings gap between black and white men has returned to what it was in 1950, according to new research by economists from Duke University and the University of Chicago.

Bisexual men and women face pay gap, study finds

Bisexual men and women are paid less for doing the same jobs than similarly qualified heterosexual men and women, according to Indiana University research that breaks new ground by treating bisexual individuals as distinct ...

Male athletes more likely to choke under pressure

Male athletes are far more likely to choke under pressure than their female counterparts, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) as part of a study of men's and women's Grand Slam Tennis tournament ...

Alco Electronics' David Leung on making gadgets in China

A look inside Alco Electronics Ltd.'s factory in China shows what it takes to succeed as a maker of gadgets for the rest of the world—human precision in tiny tasks and increasingly automated manufacturing, but also flexible ...

Paper: Young workers hit hardest by slow hiring during recessions

The saying "Youth is wasted on the young" may ring hollow to young workers who were unable to find work or begin building a career during the Great Recession. When hiring slows during recessions, the brunt of job losses is ...

Race and gender may not affect employer interest in resumes

In 2004, research found that resumes submitted by people with distinctly sounding African-American names were less likely to get callbacks regarding the job. Now, new research from the University of Missouri finds no evidence ...

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