The increase in diet-related illness has led to a high burden of costs for society. However, German policymakers, in comparison with their international counterparts, have so far been reluctant to make political interventions that support healthy eating. The concern is that interventions, such as imposing taxes, will be unpopular. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have now shown that there is clear support for nutritional policy action in Germany. The results have been published in the scientific journal Nutrients.
Market concentration in the form of 'superstar' firms has been lowering labor's share of GDP in recent decades, a new study finds.
Consumers are happier when they spend their money on experiential purchases versus material ones, according to research from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Military spouses can struggle to find and maintain employment and face severe restrictions on their social lives because of their partners' working patterns.
Employees over 50 can feel excluded and demotivated in the workplace for various reasons. They feel particularly excluded when they believe that their cognitive abilities decrease with age, as psychologists from the University of Basel report in the journal 'Work, Aging, and Retirement'.
The research assessed perceptions and experiences related to sexual, gender-based and nongender-based harassment among registrants at AADR annual meetings from 2015 to 2018 (n=10,495); examined demographic factors associated with reported experiences; and identified facilitators and potential solutions concerning these types of harassment. The survey received 824 responses, or 7.85%.
As the Affordable Care Act turns 10, a new study shows it has narrowed racial and ethnic gaps in access to health insurance -- but definitely not eliminated them. Both the percentage of people 19-64 who lacked health insurance, and the size of the health insurance gap between white, African-American and Hispanic-Americans, shrank. From 2013 to 2017, the gap between blacks and whites narrowed 45%, and the difference between Hispanics and whites narrowed 35%.
Since the Affordable Care Act became law a decade ago, the uninsurance crisis has substantially eased, according to a study by Sherry Glied, the dean of NYU Wagner and health economist under both Republican and Democratic administrations.
Working from home is known to be good for a strong work-life balance. However, telecommuting has also carried a stigma that employees who work remotely have difficulties rising in their career. New research from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute finds that the reality is more positive than previously feared.
Entrepreneurs seeking funds on business-oriented crowdfunding platforms should avoid over-emphasizing the social or environmental benefits of their start-ups or products if they are to maximize potential investment.