Warmer temperatures are associated with significant drops in worker productivity, with a more than 2% drop in annualized output for each 1 degree Celsius increase in temperature, according to a new paper using data from manufacturers in India.
The likelihood that the average person is a heavy drinker varies widely depending on their profession, and blue-collar jobs are more highly associated with alcohol abuse, according to a new study by two researchers who examined data from more than 100,000 British workers.
Negative effects of jail extend beyond the correctional facility's walls, according to a new study by U.S. researchers, who found that increases in the incarceration rate were associated with statistically significant upticks in death due to infectious diseases, substance abuse, suicide and other factors in surrounding areas.
Areas of the U.S. with more branches of large Wall Street banks experienced higher unemployment and slower recovery from the Great Recession than regions with more localized financial institutions, according to a new study that researchers say has serious implications for the current economic crisis.
White people and women are consistently overrepresented in U.S. vaccine trials while some racial and ethnic minorities and men are underrepresented, according to a new study of more than 200 trials.
Increasing innovation and reducing income inequality are needed in tandem to combat climate change, according to a new paper that researchers say is the first to uncover this interaction.
When the prices of metals rise, U.S. mining companies are less likely to comply with safety regulations and miners are more likely to be injured on the job, according to new work by a group of leading American economists who say their findings could also be applicable across other less-dangerous private industries.
Robots have had a relatively minuscule effect on global productivity despite their widespread adoption in the manufacturing sector, according to a new paper by a group of French economists.
Neanderthals lived in more southerly climates and used technology closer to that of modern-day humans than archaeologists previously believed, according to a new paper by researchers who examined fossils and tools from what is now the Palestinian West Bank.
The normalization of trade relations between the U.S. and China in the 2000s significantly reduced the gender pay gap between men and women in U.S. regions that were vulnerable to offshoring and outsourcing, new research has shown, as some men dropped out of the labor force and women stepped in.
Black and Hispanic police officers stop, arrest and use force on people significantly less often than their white counterparts, according to a first-of-its kind study using data from the Chicago Police Department.
In-store ads that target customers using facial recognition technology to detect their moods can increase sales and positive brand perceptions for retailers, potentially giving brick-and-mortar stores a way to compete with increasingly dominant online retailers like Amazon, according to a new study by three Austrian researchers.
While middle-aged people in prosperous areas of the U.S. have become less likely to die of cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes, the progress has not extended to residents of less well-off regions, according to a new paper by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.
When governments in developed countries like the U.S. and Britain provide extra support for low-income people through tax credits and more generous unemployment benefits, individuals’ mental health and wellbeing generally improve, according to a new paper by a group of U.K. researchers.
People who are threatened with firearms while adolescents are more than three times as likely to commit gun violence when they grow up in comparison to other at-risk youth, according to a new first-of-its-kind study using nearly two decades of data from Chicago.
When foreign corporations buy rural land in developing countries to extract natural resources, they weaken existing residents’ community ties and exacerbate poverty, according to a new research paper using data from 68 countries.
Returning to the gold standard would cost the world’s largest economies $3.5 trillion, according to new research, shedding light on a policy idea shunned by mainstream economists that nonetheless gained ground among conservatives during the Trump administration.
Workers in gender-balanced workplaces are more fulfilled than those who work with predominantly men or women and the gender of one’s immediate boss has no significant effect on job satisfaction, according to a new paper using data from 35 European countries.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies should be classified as technology and be regulated primarily by private sector tech firms in order to best prevent the digital currency from being used for money laundering and terrorist financing, three researchers have argued in a new paper.
Providing schoolchildren with personal laptops does not lead to improvement in their standardized test scores and even worsens academic performance among students of lower socioeconomic status, according to a new study using data from Sweden.