Health care is deeply intertwined with public policy, especially now as the world grapples with containing Covid-19. This battle is not only being fought on the government level, but also in hospitals and laboratories as scientists search for a cure.
There remains a dearth of women in economics, with far fewer females securing tenure-track jobs and publishing academic research than men. Past research points to several barriers contributing to this “leaky pipeline” including: access to mentoring, social networks, and implicit biases.
Covid-19 is present in rich and poorer countries alike, but the looming crisis in developing countries — where dense, vulnerable populations make social distancing nearly impossible and access to clean water and health care resources are often scarce — is far more dire, threatening unprecedented mortality rates, economic devastation, and...
Aiming to "fix the bugs in our democracy," a people-powered activism movement has taken hold since the 2016 election. Those who are part of this wave are tackling difficult issues like gerrymandering, voting rights, and fairness in democracy through grassroots efforts.
Today, about 15 million children in the United States live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold. This is why reducing childhood poverty is a top priority for some U.S. lawmakers, who are trying to identify the most effective ways to reverse course of this troubling trend.