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Article ID: 695132

University of Utah Launches Statewide American Dream Ideas Challenge

University of Utah

The search is on for policy and technology innovation proposals with the potential to foster access to and support for a thriving middle class in Utah — and the best ideas may be eligible for up to $1 million in funding.

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Article ID: 695071

Study Finds Black Americans Face Education, Income Barriers to Healthy Behaviors

University of Iowa

A new University of Iowa–led study reports educational opportunities and higher incomes may be key to closing the health gap between most black and white Americans. Researchers say socioeconomic factors, mainly wealth and education, influenced the differences in health behaviors between the groups more than other variables.

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24-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695017

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Florida Atlantic University

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line. People without paid sick leave benefits also are more likely to experience food insecurity and require welfare services.

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24-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695062

UCI Expert Source - Amazon HQ2 Announcement

University of California, Irvine

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23-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694458

How Much Is the United States Actually Spending on Prescription Drugs?

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held a session, “When Research Questions Collide: How Much Is the United States Actually Spending on Drugs?”, at ISPOR 2018 in Baltimore, MD, USA.

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14-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694959

Becoming GDPR Compliant on a Global Basis Will Carry a Cost, Expert Says

Northwestern University

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22-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694459

Microfinance Institutions Play an Important Role in Adapting to Climate Change by Increasing the Resiliency of Their Borrowers

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Study examines how microfinance institutions that provide collateral-free loans (mostly to women) can help their borrowers deal with consequences of climate change. The article suggests that these institutions will play an important role in adapting to climate change by increasing the resiliency of their borrowers.

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22-May-2018 1:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694735

The Price of Chaos: A New Model Virtually Pits New Investors Against Experienced Ones

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Variation in expertise and risk-taking behaviors among investors regularly sends markets on roller-coaster rides. Researchers describe the intricate dynamics driving a financial markets model in this week’s Chaos. Their model takes aim to simulate asset pricing when mixed groups of investors enter a market. By examining bifurcation conditions, they described transitions between different chaotic dynamical regimes. They showed that their model can reflect the nature of real markets by switching between bear and bull dynamics.

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    22-May-2018 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694440

ISPOR Health Economics and Outcomes Research Competencies Framework™

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), held a session, “The ISPOR HEOR Competencies Framework™: Guiding Professional Development for the field of HEOR,” at ISPOR 2018 in Baltimore, MD, USA.

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14-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694899

Income Inequality Is Changing the Nature of How Parents Invest in Their Kids, Widening Class Divides in the U.S.

American Sociological Association (ASA)

A new study shows that rising income inequality in the U.S. has led affluent parents to increase spending on their children, widening the gap in child investment along class lines. The results suggest that income inequality erodes the equality of opportunity by increasing gaps between children from a young age.

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22-May-2018 12:05 AM EDT
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