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Counties in the United States with greater gaps between rich and poor have a higher rate of homicide deaths involving firearms, according to a new study. These same counties experienced higher levels of crime and poverty, and lower levels of community soc
Counties in the United States with greater gaps between rich and poor have a higher rate of homicide deaths involving firearms, according to a national study by researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health. These same counties experienced higher levels of crime and poverty, and lower levels of community social networks.
wealthGap  casteingTheLowerClass 
7 days ago by joeybaker
Millions of Ugandans quit internet after introduction of social media tax
Economic fears raised as online subscriptions plummet in months following launch of levy created to curb ‘gossip’
authoritarianism  casteingTheLowerClass  censorship 
17 days ago by joeybaker
The introduction of fast internet in Africa has large positive effects on employment rates and incomes. Data indicates that the introduction of fast internet increased firm entry, productivity, and exporting.
The Arrival of Fast Internet and Employment in Africa by Jonas Hjort and Jonas Poulsen. Published in volume 109, issue 3, pages 1032-79 of American Economic Review, March 2019, Abstract: To show how fast Internet affects employment in Africa, we exploit the gradual arrival of submarine Internet cabl...
casteingTheLowerClass  win  economics 
17 days ago by joeybaker
One of the largest-ever studies of work-related risks in young adult cancer survivors finds that of 872 survivors, 14.4 percent borrowed more than $10,000 and 1.5 percent said they or their family had filed for bankruptcy as a direct result of illness or
Student loans aren’t the only reason young adults end up in debt. One of the largest-ever studies of work-related risks in young adult cancer survivors finds that of 872 survivors, 14.4 percent borrowed more than $10,000 and 1.5 percent said they or their family had filed for bankruptcy as a direct result of illness or treatment. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said that cancer or treatment interfered with physical demands of their job, and 54 percent said that cancer or treatment interfered with their ability to perform mental tasks related to their job. The study also showed that not all cancers and not all treatments have the same effects on young survivors’ financial outcomes. For example, those exposed to chemotherapy were more than three times as likely to borrow over $10,000, and more than three times as likely to report job-related mental impairment than survivors not treated with chemotherapy.
casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass  healthcare 
19 days ago by joeybaker
Thousands of migrant children reported they were sexually assaulted in U.S. custody
More than 4,000 migrant children have reported they were sexually assaulted in U.S. custody, with 178 accusations against adult staff members.
immigration  governmentIncompetence  casteingTheLowerClass 
19 days ago by joeybaker

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