Slowdown in inflation buoys consumer sentiment

Consumer sentiment rose by 13% in August, lifting off of the all-time low reading for the survey reached in June but remaining 17% below a year ago, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Fighting for worker rights takes psychological toll

Bottom-up workplace law enforcement—which occurs when an individual worker files a claim against their employer—fails to protect the workers who are the most vulnerable to workplace rights violations. According to new ...

New skills are the high road to higher salaries, study finds

A new study by Jeroma Adda (Department of Economics) finds that the acquisition of skills is the main contributor to higher salaries for workers, with the magnitude of the effect differing according to the type of skill and ...

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