Zipporah Osei

Zipporah Osei

Reporter, Social Sciences and Business & Economics

Zipporah Osei, based in Brooklyn, New York, covers Business & Economics and Social Sciences for The Academic Times. Prior to that, she worked as a research reporter at ProPublica and interned at The Boston Globe, Chronicle of Higher Education and Chalkbeat. She is the founder of the First Gen newsletter, which covers the first-generation college student experience. Zipporah has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northeastern University.

The pandemic had opposite effects on rental prices between white neighborhoods and more diverse ones. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
The pandemic had opposite effects on rental prices between white neighborhoods and more diverse ones. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic saw large decreases in the mean and median rent prices in the largest metropolitan cities in the United States, but those decreases were driven almost entirely by price reductions in Black, Latino and diverse neighborhoods, according to new research on how the pandemic impacted rental markets.

The pandemic made households where only one parent works far more common than before, (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
The pandemic made households where only one parent works far more common than before, (AP Photo/Don Ryan)The number of married couples in the United States and the United Kingdom with only one working adult has increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study, but the divide is being driven more by earning potential than by gender.

Increased availability of food worldwide has brought with it its own set ofproblems. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Increased availability of food worldwide has brought with it its own set ofproblems. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Food system inequality between nations has generally declined since 1970, but greater access to food and nutrients presents new health problems such as hypertension and diabetes in more countries, according to new research published in Nature Food.

Sheep and other domestic animals were farmed millennia earlier than previously thought. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Sheep and other domestic animals were farmed millennia earlier than previously thought. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)Animal domestication in Central Asia goes back at least 8,000 years — nearly three millennia earlier than previously thought — according to new research published today, making the area one of the oldest continuously inhabited pastoral regions in the world.

Women tend to take a financial hit after divorce. (Unsplash/Sharon McCutcheon)
Women tend to take a financial hit after divorce. (Unsplash/Sharon McCutcheon)Most women's economic well-being is negatively affected after getting divorced, but women with children are more likely to financially recuperate than childless women, according to new research that took the first comprehensive look at how family size affects the economic gaps created by divorce.

Homo sapiens might have shown advanced behavior at inland sites, rather than just along the coasts. (Jayne Wilkins)
Homo sapiens might have shown advanced behavior at inland sites, rather than just along the coasts. (Jayne Wilkins)A new discovery of archaeological material at a site in southern Africa 600 km inland from the coast is challenging prior beliefs that the complex behaviors of Homo sapiens started in coastal environments, according to research published Wednesday in Nature.

Wealthy countries are responsible for deforestation elsewhere in the world. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Wealthy countries are responsible for deforestation elsewhere in the world. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)A new spatial mapping system of global deforestation found that a handful of countries are responsible for massive amounts of deforestation outside their borders despite domestic policies aimed at protecting their own forests.

High-end philanthropy might not be shaking up the social order. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
High-end philanthropy might not be shaking up the social order. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Philanthropy among the elite class in the United States and the United Kingdom does more to create goodwill for the super-wealthy than to alleviate social ills for the poor, according to a new meta-analysis.

Black and Latino students don't follow their friends to college as much as other ethnic groups. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Black and Latino students don't follow their friends to college as much as other ethnic groups. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)Most high school students are more likely to enroll in college themselves when they have college-bound friends, but that positive influence may be lost on young Black and Latino males, according to new research from Cornell University.

The pandemic may put innovation behind for years to come. (Unsplash/National Cancer Institute)
The pandemic may put innovation behind for years to come. (Unsplash/National Cancer Institute)Innovation from new research and patents may be slowed for seven years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study that draws on data from previous pandemics over the past century.