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Article ID: 700881

Labor Unions Help Employees Take More Paid Maternity Leave

Vanderbilt University

Labor unions help working mothers take greater advantage of paid maternity leave benefits than non-union mothers, but unions could do more to mitigate the earnings penalty that typically follows leave-taking.

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20-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 700776

Self-Regulation Significant to Overcoming Early Adversity

University of Georgia

“Would you rather have $14 today or $25 in 19 days?” Researchers studied adults aged 18-25 from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and found that self-regulation may hold the key to helping young adults overcome their risk for developing alcohol and drug problems

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19-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700738

Study Finds Firms Going Public Can Avoid Underpricing and Stock Volatility by Taking Alternative Two-Stage IPO

Florida Atlantic University

Firms that are planning to go public may want to consider a two-stage Initial Public Offering to reduce underpricing and volatility of the stock.

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18-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 700625

New credit legislation to improve consumer financial protection, Virginia Tech expert says

Virginia Tech

New legislation which takes effect September 21, 2018 will allow consumers to freeze their credit at no cost. From a financial perspective, there’s no reason not to do this, according to Virginia Tech's Travis Mountain.

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17-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    17-Sep-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700552

Medicaid Expansion Boosted the Financial Health of Low-Income Michigan Residents, U-M Study Finds

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Low-income Michigan residents who enrolled in a new state health insurance plan didn’t just get coverage for their health needs – many also got a boost in their financial health, according to a new study. People who gained coverage under the state’s expanded Medicaid program have experienced fewer debt problems and other financial issues than they had before enrollment, the analysis of thousands of individuals shows.

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14-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700560

Four Huge Social Issues UVA Darden Is Tackling Head-On

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The UVA Darden School of Business is betting that the companies that most successfully navigate incidences of racial bias among their employees, issues of sexual harassment and other social ills — and do their part to get rid of them — will be the most successful companies of the next century.

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14-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Education

Article ID: 700553

Full Disclosure? Companies Adjust Reporting Strategies in the Face of Political Uncertainty

Vanderbilt University

Temporary political uncertainty, such as a gubernatorial election, influences the frequency and types of disclosures managers make about their business activities.

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14-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    13-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700488

Prostate Cancer Care for Older Men Estimated to Cost Medicare $1.2B

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers examined the costs associated with screening for prostate cancer, including treatment, for three years after diagnosis. They estimated that for men diagnosed in each of 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, the total cost for treating and screening for each group would be $1.2 billion for three years after diagnosis.

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13-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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