Margaret McIntyre

Margaret McIntyre

Reporter, Social Sciences and Business & Economics

Margaret McIntyre, based in Houston, Texas, covers Business & Economics and Social Sciences for The Academic Times. Her work as a journalist draws on prior professional experiences in public policy, international affairs and corporate risk consulting. Margaret obtained a Master of Science degree in political science from Uppsala University and a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University. Her personal research interests include economic justice, welfare reform and sustainable governance.

New evidence from New York shows paid family leave doesn't have to burden companies. (Pexels/John Finkelstein)
New evidence from New York shows paid family leave doesn't have to burden companies. (Pexels/John Finkelstein)Paid family leave policies need not burden employers with undue costs related to employee performance, ease of schedule coordination and planning for absences of duration, according to new research based on New York's 2018 paid family leave policy.

The SEC's hunt for state-sponsored terrorism might be letting corporate bad actors slip through the cracks. (AP Photo, File)
The SEC's hunt for state-sponsored terrorism might be letting corporate bad actors slip through the cracks. (AP Photo, File)The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's increased focus on tracing state-financed terrorism might detract from its ability to catch other important financial reporting errors, according to a new analysis.

We're starting to count the economic cost of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)
We're starting to count the economic cost of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)An inevitable trade-off exists between an epidemic's health consequences and its corresponding economic impacts, new research concludes, with the optimal containment strategy prioritizing lives and accepting a short-term recession in order to achieve a faster recovery in the years ahead.

It's going to take societal change to cut down on restaurant food waste. (Unsplash/Alexander Schimmeck)
It's going to take societal change to cut down on restaurant food waste. (Unsplash/Alexander Schimmeck)Subtle behavioral nudges aimed at diners can significantly reduce restaurant food waste, even in countries where packaging leftovers for future consumption is attached to financial-centered shame or other social stigmas, new research suggests.

The AstraZeneca vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
The AstraZeneca vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)Pausing AstraZeneca vaccinations because of suspected links to deadly blood clots may have allowed COVID-19 to spread unchecked and resulted in hundreds of additional deaths among those vulnerable to the virus, vastly outweighing the risk of death from adverse vaccine side effects, according to a new European study.

Gender division of labor is nothing new, it turns out. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)
Gender division of labor is nothing new, it turns out. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)A technological and use-wear analysis of stone tools found at Neolithic gravesites suggests that people of male and female biological sex were assigned distinctively different work tasks in daily life, due in part to the onset of agricultural development.

The pandemic-fueled recession hit women harder than men when it comes to unemployment worldwide. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
The pandemic-fueled recession hit women harder than men when it comes to unemployment worldwide. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Women suffered greater adverse employment effects than male counterparts during the COVID-19 recession across various industries and occupations, contrary to recessions of the past, according to new research that suggests the pandemic may have reversed decades of progress made toward gender equality.

Better gender balance in the workforce might come from network recruitment rather than from more traditional methods. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Better gender balance in the workforce might come from network recruitment rather than from more traditional methods. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Job recruitment through professional networks might improve gender balance instead of reinforcing existing workplace segregation, according to new research out of Sweden that challenges prevailing theories about gender balance in the workplace.

The effects of school shootings on survivors can last a lifetime. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
The effects of school shootings on survivors can last a lifetime. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)Researchers find substantial evidence that, relative to their unexposed peers, school shooting survivors in the U.S. experience declines in health and well-being, engage in more risky behaviors and have worse education and labor market outcomes.