Overall fluidity of US labor market has been declining

The decline in the fluidity, or dynamism, of the U.S. labor market has been occurring along a number of dimensions—including the rate of job-to-job transition, hires and separations, and geographic movement across labor ...

Racial makeup of labor markets affects who gets job leads

The racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads – regardless of the race of the worker, according to new research from Rice University and North Carolina State ...

Scholars issue plan to reduce poverty

Stanford scholars and other experts on California's low-income population have unveiled a new initiative – the Equal Opportunity Plan – aimed at dramatically reducing poverty in the state.

Labor market key to reducing excessive risk taking by bankers

Excessive bonuses and risk taking in the financial sector are inherent in the competition on the labor market for bankers. This is argued by Anton van Boxtel in his PhD thesis, which he will defend at Tilburg University on ...

Earnings show less for left-handed, says study

Much has been thrown at left-handed people—they are quick to anger, quickly scared and, with the exception of heads of state, are more or less life's losers. Much too has been bestowed upon left-handed people—they are ...

Precarious work schedules common among younger workers

One wish many workers may have this Labor Day is for more control and predictability of their work schedules. A new report finds that unpredictability is widespread in many workers' schedules—one reason why organized labor ...

Training schemes help jobless men feel better about themselves

Do the UK government's welfare-to-work training schemes improve the happiness and well-being of its unemployed citizens? Yes, and especially that of jobless men, says Daniel Sage of the University of Stirling in the UK in ...

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