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Study: Over 16-year span, Wisconsin teacher salaries lag private sector wages

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- New research by a University of Illinois expert in employment relations and labor economics shows that, for more than a decade, Wisconsin teacher salaries have fallen behind changes in the cost of living as well as wage growth in...

ESRC report examines the pathway to economic recovery

Authored by Economics writer Romesh Vaitilingam, Recovery Britain: research evidence to underpin a productive, fair and sustainable return to growth examines some of the challenges the UK faces after the longest and deepest downturn since full recor...

Emotional intelligence empowers positive attitudes in private sector; not in public...

A new study at the University of Haifa reveals: Emotional intelligence empowers positive attitudes and weakens negative behavior in the private sector; but does not have the same effect in the public sector "The results of this study emphasize t...

Reducing emissions from shipping: Commission’s Joint Research Centre sets out some...

Maritime transport causes about 4% of global man-made CO2 emissions which makes its carbon footprint approximately as high as Germany's. There is no regulation of international maritime transport emissions yet, but this is currently under discussion...

Who cleans the welfare state?

In this report Anna Gavanas, social anthropologist and associate professor at the Institute for Futures Studies, explores the dynamics of migration, social exclusion and labour market informalization through the lens of the domestic service sector i...

Bridging between Earth and space: technology breakthroughs for scientific progress

TECHBREAK is a new foresight initiative led by the European Science Foundation to identify the technology areas that could benefit the space sector. It goes beyond space-related technologies to bring in expertise from sectors where technology is evo...

Saving a million acre-feet of water through conservation and efficiency in...

September 8, 2010 -- Oakland, Calif. -- A new analysis released today by the Pacific Institute recommends specific actions that can annually save a million acre-feet of water quickly and at a lower economic and ecological cost than developing new ...

Union jobs disappearing at local, state and national levels, UCLA study...

The recession is finally taking its toll on national, state and local unionization rates, according to UCLA's annual report on organized labor. Following an uptick last year, unionization rates fell between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, by ju...

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