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Agrarian Studio Expands with Future of Work Fellowship

Hadia Akhtar Khan, a post-doctoral associate, is working with Associate Professor Sarah Besky to build a scholarly community and host conferences at Cornell.
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Agrarian Studio Expands with Future of Work Fellowship

Right to Work with Dignity Examined

The human right to work and economic race discrimination are discussed in a new paper by Professor Emeritus James A. Gross.
Book by Professor James Gross, known for advocacy, explores workplace democracy
Right to Work with Dignity Examined

Future of Work Provides Grant to Study Immigrant Workplace

Postdoctoral fellow Youbin Kang will work with Professors Gleeson and Griffith to research recent policy changes by the Department of Homeland Security.
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Future of Work Provides Grant to Study Immigrant Workplace

Matched Data from Hires and Managers Examined

A Future of Work project is assessing what unfolds for both employees – and their hiring managers – during their first months on the job.
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Matched Data from Hires and Managers Examined

ILR WIDE Supporting Research by 22 Scholars

Grants are being offered to faculty and graduate students by ILR WIDE – Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Education.
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ILR WIDE Supporting Research by 22 Scholars

Five Minutes of Mindfulness Can Help Improve Kids’ Reading

Cornell Chronicle
Research by Josh Felver, extension associate at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, shows that engaging middle-school students in brief mindfulness exercises could boost their reading performance.
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Five Minutes of Mindfulness Can Help Improve Kids’ Reading

Role of Labor Brokers in China Researched

Brokers play an important role in regulating migrant workers in China, according to a paper by Chuling Huang, Ph.D. ’24, that is published in “International Migration Review.”
Chuling Huang, at left, spent time with Chinese workers harvesting sugarcane as part of his research.
Role of Labor Brokers in China Researched

ILR Faculty Featured on New Cornell Keynotes Podcast

Cornell Chronicle
JR Keller and Timothy McNutt will be featured on the recently launched eCornell Keynotes podcast, created to deliver a new audio option for audiences seeking knowledge from Cornell experts on current events and trending topics.
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ILR Faculty Featured on New Cornell Keynotes Podcast

Consistency Key to Corporate Expressions of Racial Solidarity

Cornell Chronicle
Analysis of Fortune 500 company statements after the 2020 police killing of George Floyd finds that donations to social justice groups only conveyed allyship to Black Americans when seen as part of a long-term commitment to diversity, according to a new study by James T. Carter, assistant professor of organizational behavior.
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Consistency Key to Corporate Expressions of Racial Solidarity

Bronfenbrenner Partnering with HBCUs to Study Black Worker Organizing

Cornell Chronicle
Kate Bronfenbrenner, Jobs with Justice and the Center for Economic Policy Research have secured a $450,000 grant from WorkRise for a project to improve economic security and mobility for low-wage workers and create a more equitable labor market in the South.
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Bronfenbrenner Partnering with HBCUs to Study Black Worker Organizing

Tompkins County Living Wage Sees an ‘Unprecedented’ Increase

Cornell Chronicle
ILR researchers have calculated the 2023 living wage for Tompkins County - $18.45 per hour - is nearly 10% higher than in 2022, the highest increase in three decades.
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Tompkins County Living Wage Sees an ‘Unprecedented’ Increase

Report: Medicare Advantage Plans Cost More, Provide Less

Cornell Chronicle
A new report co-authored by ILR Professor Rosemary Batt raises concerns about the growing use of private Medicare Advantage plans that are overpaid billions while providing lower quality care than traditional Medicare.
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Report: Medicare Advantage Plans Cost More, Provide Less

Downsides of Reducing the Role of Standardized Exams in College Admissions

New ILR School research suggests that less informative college admission exams can reduce the graduation rates and earnings outcomes of both high- and low-income students.
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Downsides of Reducing the Role of Standardized Exams in College Admissions

‘Opting In’ to See Information Can Reduce Hiring Bias

Cornell Chronicle
A new study from Assistant Professor Sean Fath offers a pathway to reducing bias in the hiring process while preserving hiring managers’ autonomy.
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‘Opting In’ to See Information Can Reduce Hiring Bias

Doellgast Research Offers Insight into AI Protections for Workers

Taking lessons from Germany and Norway, Professor Virginia Doellgast demonstrates how different tactics can be used to protect workers from algorithmic management and AI technology abuses.
Artificial Intelligence Conscience
Doellgast Research Offers Insight into AI Protections for Workers

Pros and Cons of Affirmative Action at an Elite Brazilian University

New research by Assistant Professor Evan Riehl shows that affirmative action can have benefits for students from disadvantaged backgrounds but also unintended spillover effects that negatively impact a university’s other students.
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Pros and Cons of Affirmative Action at an Elite Brazilian University

Climate Change Threatens Fashion Industry

Cornell Chronicle
Extreme heat and flooding are threatening key international apparel hubs, with four countries vital to the fashion industry facing losses of 1 million jobs and $65 billion in earnings by 2030, according to two new reports out of the Global Labor Institute at Cornell University.
Textile workers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Climate Change Threatens Fashion Industry

Recipients Can Recognize – And Correct – Positive Bias

Cornell Chronicle
Those who benefit from racial profiling and other types of favoritism are more likely to recognize it and take corrective action if their attention is drawn to the victims of that bias, according to new research by Associate Professor Emily Zitek.
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Recipients Can Recognize – And Correct – Positive Bias

Researchers Prefer Same-Gender Co-Authors, Study Confirms

Cornell Chronicle
Researchers are more likely to pen scientific papers with co-authors of the same gender, according to research by Y. Samuel Wang, assistant professor of statistics and data science.
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Researchers Prefer Same-Gender Co-Authors, Study Confirms

Keller Research Wins Best Paper

The Academy of Management’s Careers Division has named a paper co-authored by an ILR associate professor as best published paper.
JR Keller
Keller Research Wins Best Paper

What's happening in Reproducibility and Replicability: LDI's work featured

New column in Harvard Data Science Review edited from LDI
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What's happening in Reproducibility and Replicability: LDI's work featured

Analysis of Court Transcripts Reveals Biased Jury Selection

Cornell Chronicle
Martin Wells, director of research in the ILR School, analyzed transcripts that included more than 26,000 questions that judges, defense attorneys and the prosecution asked potential jurors.
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Analysis of Court Transcripts Reveals Biased Jury Selection

Washington State Climate Jobs Report Released

The Evergreen State has positioned itself as a climate leader in America, but a new report from the ILR Climate Jobs Institute reveals there is much more to be done to ensure that its climate investments maximize high-quality job creation, equity and economic development.
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Washington State Climate Jobs Report Released

Batt Research Shows Private Equity Profiting Off Autism Services

A new policy paper by Rosemary Batt calls for legislation to provide monitoring and oversight to improve autism services.
The symbolic image of autism puzzle pieces superimposed by $100 bills.
Batt Research Shows Private Equity Profiting Off Autism Services

Fair Pay Has Positive Spillover: Park Research

New ILR research shows how to achieve pay fairness between job groups.
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Fair Pay Has Positive Spillover: Park Research

LeClercq Research Dispels “Protectionism” Myth

The impact of labor clauses on trade agreements is explored in a new paper.
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LeClercq Research Dispels “Protectionism” Myth

Ray Research Focuses on Human, Social Capital

A pair of research papers by Assistant Professor Caitlin Ray focuses on how groups are assembled and work best together.
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Ray Research Focuses on Human, Social Capital

Zooming for the Socially Anxious: Research Offers Insights

What do the people in the video conference think of me? A researcher in ILR’s ExPO Lab and her collaborators have some answers.
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Zooming for the Socially Anxious: Research Offers Insights

Competition Clouds Morality, Multi-Pronged Study Finds

Competition negatively impacts moral behavior – a new study by ILR School Assistant Professor Brian Lucas, ILR Ph.D. student Zachariah Berry and dozens of other co-authors affirms that.
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Competition Clouds Morality, Multi-Pronged Study Finds

Baseball Reveals That Specialists Excel After Leaving Comfort Zones

Cornell Chronicle
Venturing out of one’s comfort zone to perform a task – and then performing poorly in that task, such as a baseball pitcher trying to hit – can lead to better performance when returning to one’s specialty, new research by Assistant Professor Brittany Bond suggests.
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Baseball Reveals That Specialists Excel After Leaving Comfort Zones

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