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New study identifies which veterans are using programs to gain employment

Mar 23, 2020

Compared to veterans of other wars, those who have served since 9/11 have the highest unemployment rate, particularly among young male veterans. Within the first three months of disconnecting from active duty service, more than half of post-9/11 veterans reported using at least one program designed…

Underemployment affects African American parents and their relationships

Feb 12, 2020

Penn State researchers have found that perceived underemployment among African American parents may have an effect on their careers, their mental and physical health, and their relationships. Conducted by Xiaoran Sun, former Penn State graduate student in human development and family studies and…

Why Social Science? - Because It Helps to Address Graduate Unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Apr 23, 2019

By Joseph K. Assan, PhD, Assistant Professor of International Political Economy of Sustainable Development, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University Social scientists are actively involved in working with government officials, academics, the private sector, NGOs and…

Opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. governments $37.8 billion in tax revenue

Apr 15, 2019

The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss, according to Penn State researchers. Additionally, the researchers found that Pennsylvania was one of the states with the most lost revenue, with…

Employment Reductions and Government Revenue Losses from Opioid Misuse

Mar 25, 2019

By Amanda Honeycutt The economic burden of the U.S. opioid epidemic likely exceeds $78.5 billion per year when considering its impact on healthcare, substance abuse treatment, the criminal justice system, and productivity costs. Although medication assisted treatment for opioid abuse (covered…

Harvard professor to present De Jong Lecture in Social Demography Nov. 15

Nov 9, 2018

Penn State’s 13th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus. "The impact of workplace policies/practices and family composition: Can they explain inequalities in health,"…

Kids’ sleep may suffer from moms’ tight work schedules

Oct 17, 2018

It may be tough for working moms to get a good night’s sleep, but working tight hours may affect their children’s sleep, too. After studying the sleep habits of children from ages five to nine, researchers found that when mothers reported less flexibility in their work schedules, their children got…
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