Why Being Laid Off Can Hurt So Much
If an occupation becomes part of your identity, losing work can feel like a personal failing, even if it's clearly not your fault.
The Only Fair Job Interview
Could taking some of the human element out of interviewing actually make the process more just?
Can Universal Basic Income Achieve Economic Security?
A wealthy country like the United States needs a solution for improving the supply and fairness of work overall. Is universal basic income the way to go?
Can America Get Behind Full Employment?
Full employment was a prominent goal in U.S. politics after World War II, but has faded from policy debates in recent decades.
What Makes a Company Worth Working For?
Academics are studying what makes a good company culture. These have involved everything from ranking hierarchies of needs to sociological explanations of group mentalities.
Must Social Workers Fight for Social Reform?
How social work embodies its commitment to social justice has always been fluid. The history of the profession fluctuates between a focus on system and individual social problems.
The Trouble with the School-to-Tech Pipeline
Anthropologist Elsa Davidson found at a Silicon Valley high school serving “at-risk” Latino and Southeast Asian kids that there are some complicated obstacles to careers in tech.
The Spiritual Side of Vocation
Over the centuries, the idea of vocation has evolved to such a degree that it now encompasses any occupation which satisfies a personal calling.
The Health Threats of Welfare Stigma
Researchers found that people with high levels of need were scared away from applying for Medicaid and welfare benefits by stigma.
How Typewriters Changed Everything
Voice recognition technology is beginning to compete with typing. Would the end of typing change the business world forever?