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One in five suicides is associated with unemployment

Unemployment can drive people to suicide. Numerous studies have demonstrated that there is a relationship between unemployment and poor health and that (the…

Hartz IV reform did not reduce unemployment in Germany

The Hartz IV reform of the German labor market has been one of the most controversial reforms in the history of the reunited Federal Republic of Germany. It…

Economic crisis lowers birth rates

The economic crisis has put measurable pressure on birth rates in Europe over the last decade. On average, the more the unemployment rose, the greater the…

Poorer countries, countries that spend little on health-care have worse stroke outcomes

They are also more likely to die from a stroke within 30 days, have a stroke at a younger age or have a hemorrhagic stroke – a more severe type caused by a…

Downward Spiral: Amid Declining Home Prices and a Stagnant Market

As housing prices in the United States continue to drop, a Kansas State University professor says the best way to help the market is to stop delaying…

Stopping foreclosure delay will bring housing improvement, Kansas State study says

While negotiations continue between state attorneys general and banks over a settlement that looks at foreclosure practices, some of the settlement proposals…

Smoke-free air law had no effect on off-track betting facility business activity

Indiana legislators are currently debating a statewide smoke-free air law. Exceptions could include casinos and other gaming venues. Jon Macy, assistant…

USC California superstorm would be costliest US disaster

Researchers estimate the total property damage and business interruption costs of the massive rainstorm would be nearly $1 trillion.USC research professor Adam…

Recovering from job loss: Most report few long-term psychological effects

Losing a job is a profoundly distressing experience, but the unemployed may be more resilient than previously believed – the vast majority eventually end up as…

Economists Say Economic Crisis Will Cause More Retirements

Wellesley College economists Courtney Coile and Phillip Levine have published a new paper, “The Market Crash and Mass Layoffs: How the Current Economic Crisis…

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