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African-American Homeownership Increasingly Less Stable And More Risky

10 days ago − Rice University
While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial inequality are making homeownership an increasingly risky investment for African-American home seekers. A new study from sociologists at Rice University and Cornell University found that African-Americans are 45 percent more likely than whites to switch from owning their homes to renting them. …
• Money Talks When It Comes to Acceptability of 'Sin' Companies, Study Reveals − 2 days ago
• Informal Child Care Significantly Impacts Rural Economies, MU Study Finds − 2 days ago
• Short Sellers Not to Blame for 2008 Financial Crisis, Study Finds − 2 days ago
• Study: Contrary to Image, City Politicians Do Adapt to Voters − 3 days ago
• Green Spaces Found to Increase Birth Weight - Ben-Gurion U. Researcher − 4 days ago
• Narcissistic CEOs And Financial Performance − 8 days ago
• Tempting People to Move for Work Takes More Than Dollars − 8 days ago
• Fear of Losing Money, Not Spending Habits, Affects Investor Risk Tolerance, MU Study Finds − 2 days ago
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07-30-14

Money Talks When It Comes to Acceptability of 'Sin' Companies, Study Reveals

Risk
07-30-14
Fear of Losing Money, Not Spending Habits, Affects Investor Risk Tolerance, MU Study Finds
As the U.S. economy slowly recovers, many investors remain wary about investing in the stock market. Investors' "risk tolerance," or their willingness to take risks, is an important factor…
Care
07-30-14
Informal Child Care Significantly Impacts Rural Economies, MU Study Finds
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The child care industry has grown significantly in recent years, contributing considerably to the national economy through job creation and increased opportunities for parents to work.…
Stock
07-30-14
Short Sellers Not to Blame for 2008 Financial Crisis, Study Finds
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several financial firms during the 2008 economic crisis was not triggered by unsettled stock trades, according to new…
Open
06-10-10
Open Access Uptake: Five Years On
Through the Oxford Open initiative, launched in July 2005, Oxford University Press (OUP) has experimented with open access models and has been carefully monitoring and sharing results. Today, over…
Ceos
07-24-14
Narcissistic CEOs And Financial Performance
Narcissism, considered by some as the "dark side of the executive personality," may actually be a good thing when it comes to certain financial measures, with companies led by…
Media
04-03-14
Forward Looks Report Available 'Media in Europe: New Questions for Research And Policy'
A new report from the European Science Foundation, 'Media in Europe: New Questions for Research and Policy', examines the field of media studies and proposes an agenda for research…
Office
06-23-10
New Head at Norwegian Liaison Office in Brussels
Seeking increased Norwegian participation in EU research: New head at Research Council’s Liaison Office in Brussels The Research Council's Liaison Office for EU RTD in Brussels works to…
Cities
07-29-14
Study: Contrary to Image, City Politicians Do Adapt to Voters
Political scientists have long wondered whether city governments in the U.S. are really responsive to their voters. Aren't local governments simply mired in machine politics, or under the sway…
Green
07-28-14
Green Spaces Found to Increase Birth Weight - Ben-Gurion U. Researcher
BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, July 28, 2014...Mothers who live near green spaces deliver babies with significantly higher birth weights, according to a new study, "Green Spaces and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes" published…
Racial
07-22-14

African-American Homeownership Increasingly Less Stable And More Risky

People
06-05-14

Northern Ireland Assembly to Receive Policy Recommendations

Brazil
04-28-14
How Brazilian Cattle Ranching Policies Can Reduce Deforestation
Berkeley — There is a higher cost to steaks and hamburgers than what is reflected on the price tags at grocery stores and restaurants. Producing food – and beef,…
Car
07-18-14
Economic Development Not the Only Influence on Personal Car Use, Study Finds
Although countries with high levels of economic development generally have more personal automobile travel than less-affluent nations, income is not the only factor that determines a nation's demand for…
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Economics

Urban Water Management Workshop Stresses More Collaboration And Innovation


1 months ago − University of California - Riverside
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Sociology

Money Talks When It Comes to Acceptability of 'Sin' Companies, Study Reveals


2 days ago − University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
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• New Study from Population And Development Review Finds Flaws in Mortality Projections − 1 months ago
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Political Science

Report Shows Citizen-designed County Redistricting Worked


1 months ago − SAGE Publications
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• USA Top in the World for Entrepreneurship − 3 months ago
• Swing Voters Hold More Sway over Candidates on Economic Issues − 4 months ago
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Education, Learning
Tempting People to Move for Work Takes More Than Dollars

8 days ago − Monash University
Sufficient financial inducements are one way of encouraging people to move to regional Australia for jobs, but other factors also play a part, according to a new report. …
• Tea Party Support Linked to Educational Segregation, New Study Shows − 14 days ago
• Night-time Brilliance Lights Up Political Patronage − 23 days ago
• US Should Re-evaluate Definition of Skilled Workers in Immigration Policy − 1 months ago
• Report Shows Citizen-designed County Redistricting Worked − 1 months ago
• Only 16% of Ph.D.s Work in the Private Sector in Spain, Half the OECD Average − 1 months ago
• Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals Poses Risk to National Security − 1 months ago
 
Labour Markets, Productivity
Tempting People to Move for Work Takes More Than Dollars

8 days ago − Monash University
Sufficient financial inducements are one way of encouraging people to move to regional Australia for jobs, but other factors also play a part, according to a new report. …
• US Rich Get Richer on Stock Market Investments While Modest Investors Are Left Behind − 1 months ago
• New Report Provides Solution to NEET Challenge in UK And Abroad − 3 months ago
• Report Calls for Abolition of Fixed Retirement Age − 5 months ago
• Migrants' Children as Well Integrated as Swedes' Children − 6 months ago
• First EU E-Inclusion Map Measures the Potential for Improved Digital Literacy − 8 months ago
 
Business

Only 16% of Ph.D.s Work in the Private Sector in Spain, Half the OECD Average


1 months ago − Carlos III University of Madrid
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• US Rich Get Richer on Stock Market Investments While Modest Investors Are Left Behind − 1 months ago
• The National Health Service - Committed to Failure? − 1 months ago
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• Coalition's Deficit Reduction Has Made UK Tax Base More Regressive − 1 months ago
 
Economic Growth
Informal Child Care Significantly Impacts Rural Economies, MU Study Finds

2 days ago − University of Missouri-Columbia
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The child care industry has grown significantly in recent years, contributing considerably to the national economy through job creation and increased opportunities for parents to work. However, little knowledge exists of the size and economic impact of child care, especially informal child care, on rural economies. Now, University of Missouri researchers have studied the child care sector in Kansas, particularly in rural areas, and have found…
• Short Sellers Not to Blame for 2008 Financial Crisis, Study Finds − 2 days ago
• Cost of World Cup May Be Too High for Brazil − 11 days ago
• Tea Party Support Linked to Educational Segregation, New Study Shows − 14 days ago
• Economic Development Not the Only Influence on Personal Car Use, Study Finds − 14 days ago
• Is the US National Flood Insurance Program Affordable? − 15 days ago
 
Developing Countries
Economic Development Not the Only Influence on Personal Car Use, Study Finds

14 days ago − RAND Corporation
Although countries with high levels of economic development generally have more personal automobile travel than less-affluent nations, income is not the only factor that determines a nation's demand for cars, according to a new study. …
• Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals Poses Risk to National Security − 1 months ago
• Northern Ireland Assembly to Receive Policy Recommendations − 1 months ago
• Is There Really Cash in Your Company's Trash? − 2 months ago
• Beyond GDP: Birth Weight, Hours Slept, Eyeglasses among Innovative Yardsticks of Well-being, Wealth − 2 months ago
• Land And Power: Women Discover One Can Lead to the Other − 2 months ago
 
Stock Markets

Mutual Fund Managers Invest Similarly Because of Competitive Pressures, Might Miss Good Investments


9 months ago − University of Missouri-Columbia
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• Investors' Risk Tolerance Decreases with the Stock Market, MU Study Finds − 1 months ago
• Private Exchanges May Drive More Informed Investors to Public Markets − 5 months ago
• Fear of Losing Money, Not Spending Habits, Affects Investor Risk Tolerance, MU Study Finds − 2 days ago
• Explosive Dynamic Behaviour on Twitter And in the Financial Market − 9 months ago
 
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