Analyzing employment trends through cell phone data

Policymakers now have another tool in their arsenal to help recognize and respond quickly to economic shocks. A new research study co-authored by Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor Daniel Shoag finds that call detail ...

Researchers use mobile phone data to predict employment shocks

Northeastern University computational social scientist David Lazer and his interdisciplinary research team have demonstrated that mobile phone data can be used to quickly and accurately detect, track, and predict changes ...

Recessions result in lower birth rates in the long run

While it is largely understood that birth rates plummet when unemployment rates soar, the long-term effects have never been clear. Now, new research from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International ...

Obama announces $2.4 bln grant for electric vehicles

President Barack Obama Wednesday unveiled a 2.4-billion-dollar funding boost for the development of new generation electric vehicles and slammed critics of his economic rescue plans.

Unemployment rate for electrical engineers soars to new record

The unemployment rate for U.S. electrical and electronics engineers (EEs) hit a new record in the second quarter, while the rate for all engineers increased for a second straight quarter, according to data released last week ...

Young workers suffer longer from recessions

As the saying goes, last in, first out. It's particularly true for young workers in recessions when the impact on their earnings can last a lifetime.

Age and education affect job changes, study finds

New research reveals that people are more likely to change jobs when they are younger and well educated, though not necessarily because they are more open to a new experience.

The rise of intimate partner violence during the Great Recession

Financial strain has long been one of the leading causes of family discord, but a recent study suggests that simply living through major economic recessions increases a mother's chance of suffering from domestic violence.

Contact with nature may mean more social cohesion, less crime

Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of contact with nature for human well-being. However, despite strong trends toward greater urbanization and declining green space, little is known about the social consequences ...

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