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Career - 26.01.2017
The Uber effect: ’Drivers’ wages are cut but there is more work’
A new working paper from the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford reveals the effect of the app, Uber, on conventional taxi-driving services in US cities. Since its inception in 2010, few inventions have caused more controversy. In Europe, taxi drivers have rebelled following its introduction, and courts have banned or restricted its services.

Pedagogy - Career - 17.01.2017
Talking to children about STEM fields boosts test scores and career interest
A new study finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields. The findings, to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show a 12 percentage point increase on the math and science ACT for students whose parents were provided with information on how to effectively convey the importance of science, technology, engineering and math.

Administration - Career - 13.01.2017
Crowdfunding expands innovation financing to underserved regions
Crowdfunding expands innovation financing to underserved regions
Crowdfunding platforms, such as Kickstarter, have opened a funding spigot to startups in regions that have suffered from a venture capital drought, a new UC Berkeley study shows. Historically, funding for innovation has come from venture capitalists, which tend to fund entrepreneurs that often mirror the investors in terms of their educational, social and professional characteristics.

Career - Economics / Business - 11.01.2017
Research zeroing in on Fresno, shows $15 California minimum wage has big impact on pay, none on jobs
Research zeroing in on Fresno, shows $15 California minimum wage has big impact on pay, none on jobs
Berkeley – For the first time, economists at the University of California, Berkeley have measured the likely pay and job impacts of California's scheduled statewide $15 minimum wage increase by 2023. The law will raise wages for 5.26 million workers in California over the next six years, they say.

Economics / Business - Career - 10.01.2017
America's best child poverty-fighting program' It's spelled EITC
America‘s best child poverty-fighting program’ It’s spelled EITC
New research from UC Berkeley shows that the Earned Income Tax Credit is the most effective poverty-fighting program for children in the U.S, and encourages families to work more because it rewards additional earnings. The work by Berkeley professor of economics and public policy Hilary Hoynes and others, which assesses the impacts of anti-poverty programs, is highlighted in a policy brief for the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.  'This is the first assessment of both the direct and indirect impact of the EITC on poverty.