President Barack Obama recently announced new rules aimed at encouraging companies to provide information on how much they pay employees based on race, gender and ethnicity. While obtaining good data is a necessary step in helping to shrink the gender pay gap, it will only be a starting point, said Hillary Sale, an expert on corporate governance and women’s leadership.
Each year, more than 16 million people in the U.S. dial 2-1-1 for help with both emergency services requests and basic needs. The Brown’s School’s 2-1-1 Counts is the first tool to provide real-time, searchable and visual presentations of data from call centers across the nation.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Jan. 19 to hear United States v. Texas, the challenge brought by 26 states to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The stakes could not be larger, and they are not limited to immigration, said immigration law expert Stephen Legomsky.
While an adverse ruling for unions would certainly be bad news for organized labor, the expected setback need not be as dire as some are predicting, suggests Jake Rosenfeld, a labor union expert.
There is renewed interest by some Missouri groups for a proposed 23-cent-per-pack raise to Missouri’s tobacco tax, which is the nation’s lowest. While any raise in tobacco prices is one of the most effective ways to reduce
and prevent smoking, the modest tax raise does not go far enough, says a tobacco control expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
Two Missouri legislators have proposed a bill that
would require public universities and colleges to revoke scholarships
held by student-athletes who refuse to play, or incite, support or
participate in a strike. The proposed law violates the First
Amendment of the United States Constitution, says an expert on freedom
of speech at Washington University in St. Louis.
Few things are as certain as the end of life, so why is it so hard to talk about? That’s a question that many families will be grappling with over the holidays. And while it’s easy to put off dark discussions during festive times, it’s best to have them sooner than later, says Brian Carpenter, a psychologist who studies family relations in later life at Washington University in St. Louis.
Cultural education through tourism. An app for assisting physical therapy patients. A self-care subscription box. These are a few of the business concepts being launched during this semester’s social entrepreneurship class at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
More and better health care will be necessary, but not sufficient, to advance better overall population health and to address lingering health disparities, says Jason Purnell, an expert on public health at Washington University in St. Louis. Purnell has written a chapter in the newly released book “What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities, and the Nation.”
Most Americans live within 25 miles of their mothers, according to a study co-authored by an economics researcher at Washington University in St. Louis. The study calls into question a widespread belief that when children grow up, they’re likely to move far away and not be on hand to help out when their mothers get […]