Parents, wealth, race drive girls' chances to play sports

The likelihood that a girl will participate in high school sports in the United States is driven not so much by individual choice, new research suggests. Instead, decisions made by parents, the wealth of one's family and ...

The hidden driver of the ride-sharing economy

When Greg Buchak was a graduate student at the University of Chicago, Uber and Lyft were just beginning to spread across the country. Since he didn't own a car, he found the ride-sharing apps convenient for short and long ...

Investigation shows inequity in US wildfire emergency response

Recent U.S. wildfire events—including the 2023 Maui wildfire in Hawaii, the 2022 Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon fire in New Mexico, and the 2020 Cameron Peak Fire in Colorado—are tragic examples of how disadvantaged communities ...

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