Public Policies

How Low-Paid Parents Navigate The Complex Financial Landscape Of Benefits Cliffs And Disincentive Deserts

Policy makers are concerned that benefits cliffs—the phenomenon by which low-paid workers abruptly lose public benefits as their wages increase—may disincentivize work. The related concept of disincentive deserts refers to occasions when pay increases have little or no effect on a worker’s financial well-being because of the resulting gradual reductions in public benefits. Little is [Read More...]

2023-01-16T20:25:47-05:00January 16th, 2023|

Gendered parental leave policies among Fortune 500 companies.

Due to the lack of a federal paid parental leave policy in the UnitedStates, access to leave for most US workers is dependent on whether theiremployer offers paid leave. Our research explores employer-based access toparental leave among Fortune 500 companies. We develop a classification ofleave policies based on how policies differ for mothers and fathers: [Read More...]

2023-01-05T13:27:58-05:00January 5th, 2023|

The Impact of Mandated Pay Gap Transparency on Firms’ Reputations as Employers.

Mandated gender wage gap disclosure laws are an increasingly popular butrelatively untested solution to gender-based compensation inequalities.Scholars and policymakers alike have argued that disclosure will lead togreater social accountability—either reputational harm for firms revealinglarge disparities or benefit for more-egalitarian organizations. Yet littleresearch has directly tested this central assumption. We advanceunderstanding of this issue by examining [Read More...]

2023-01-05T13:21:41-05:00January 5th, 2023|

Are We Doing Enough to Prevent and Respond to Workplace Violence Against Adolescents?

The authors comment on workplace violence against adolescents. Topicsdiscussed include increase in the number of children in hazardous work since2016, intersecting structural factors that may increase both the likelihoodof adolescents working and the propensity for the risk of violence againstchildren and young people, and four main forms of workplace violence.

2022-11-09T16:56:32-05:00November 9th, 2022|

2022 Inflation Reduction Act: Climate Investments Are Public Health Investments.

The author offers observation on the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA),which was signed into law on August 16, with multiple components important topublic health. Topics discussed include impact of climate change on humanhealth, how clean energy and climate change provisions in the IRA willimprove public health along pathways other than climate change itself, andprovisions of [Read More...]

2022-11-09T16:54:14-05:00November 9th, 2022|

Nurse Practitioners Navigating the Consequences of Directives, Policies, and Recommendations Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Long-Term Care

Objectives: New models for the workforce are required in long-term care(LTC) homes, as was made evident during the Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19) pandemic. Nurse Practitioner (NP)-led models of care represent an effective solution. This study explored NPs' roles in supporting LTC homes as changes in directives, policies, and recommendations related to COVID-19 were introduced. Design: Qualitative [Read More...]

2022-10-28T02:25:53-04:00October 28th, 2022|

A closer look at how and when family-supportive supervision influence work interference with family: the roles of family-role overload and task crafting

Although family–supportive supervision (FSS) has been identified as one of the most useful social resources for reducing the occurrence of work interference with family (WIF), relatively little is known about the boundary conditions and the underlying mechanisms through which this relationship occurs. Drawing on conservation of resources (COR) theory, we examined how and when FSS [Read More...]

2022-10-28T02:21:25-04:00October 28th, 2022|

Are We Doing Enough to Prevent and Respond to Workplace Violence Against Adolescents?

The authors comment on workplace violence against adolescents. Topics discussed include increase in the number of children in hazardous work since 2016, intersecting structural factors that may increase both the likelihood of adolescents working and the propensity for the risk of violence against children and young people, and four main forms of workplace violence.

2022-10-28T02:14:44-04:00October 28th, 2022|

2022 Inflation Reduction Act: Climate Investments Are Public Health Investments

The author offers observation on the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which was signed into law on August 16, with multiple components important to public health. Topics discussed include impact of climate change on human health, how clean energy and climate change provisions in the IRA will improve public health along pathways other than climate [Read More...]

2022-10-28T02:07:32-04:00October 28th, 2022|

Precarious Professionals: Layoffs and Gender Inequality in the Oil and Gas Industry

As mass layoffs, downsizing, and corporate restructuring have become standard organizational practices, professional work is becoming less stable. We examine the effects of this turbulence on gender inequality through a case study of layoffs in the oil and gas industry. Using a longitudinal survey that followed a cohort of recently hired scientists and engineers at [Read More...]

2022-10-28T02:01:10-04:00October 28th, 2022|
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