Tag: consumer affairs
While debates about financial inequality generally focus on individual earnings and wealth, a new study suggests the value of health insurance is a crucial factor affecting the distribution of income in the United States.
Government bans on lightweight plastic shopping bags have spread in recent years amid fears about plastic’s negative impact on the environment. But alternatives are not necessarily better.
This tip sheet from the Association of Health Care Journalists offers reporters insights on the best ways to mine census data to better cover health-gap stories.
PLoS ONE study indicates that people who consume more information on mobile phones have less trust in neighbors, strangers and people of other religions.
2016 study in the
Journal of Marriage and Family that looks at the factors that influence which married men will become stay-at-home dads.
Ads, Public Opinion
A 2016 study in the
Journal of Consumer Research finds that men avoid so-called "green" behavior because of concerns about gender identity, but behaviors can be changed with targeted advertising.
2015 study in
Criminology that looks at the evolution of the availability of criminal records and how having a criminal record affects a person's ability to secure work, housing and higher education.
2016 study in
Public Finance Review that tries to gauge the public’s interest in new sources of revenue to fund road construction and maintenance.
2016 tip sheet from The Poynter Institute that explains how to report on changes in risk as it relates to health and medical studies and pharmaceutical trials.
2015 study published in
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis that looks at the economic and other benefits of community college certificates.