Sugar Beet Field

Did Youth Farming Programs Really Fight Juvenile Delinquency?

Summer jobs for teens are becoming a thing of the past, but considering these beet farm jobs, maybe we shouldn't romanticize them too much.
uber driver gig economy

Working More for Less: Dangers of the Gig Economy

The "gig economy" benefits startups and tech companies, but it may be unsustainable, and unethical for the economy, and workers, at large.
Doctors

What Makes a Career Prestigious?

When choosing a career, we weigh many factors. Chief among our considerations are what we enjoy doing, how ...
A business meeting between co-workers with different fashion styles

The Secret to Managing Millennials

Wondering how to manage a workplace full of Millennials? Turns out it's not so different from managing any age workers.
Graduates during commencement.

Does More Education Mean Higher Pay?

High school graduation rates sky-rocketed in the 1930s, but as more educated people flooded the job market, pay and opportunities plateaued. 
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When Companies Try to Socialize Their Employees

Recreational facilities were introduced by employers to encourage employee loyalty and instill within them certain middle-class values.
Row of workers at their desks

How Temp Jobs Changed Everything

Temporary employment, popularly known as temp jobs, skyrocketed in the 1990s. A look at its dramatic impact on the labor market.
Homeless person with blank cardboard

Panhandling and Other Jobs

A ban on panhandling simply ignores the issues behind the practice.
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Why Retail Workers Depend on Merciful Supervisors

What's the best benefit retail workers could ask for? An understanding supervisor.
A couple with a baby look over their bills

What Happens to Kids When You Give Families a Universal Basic Income?

A town in Cherokee, North Carolina is an experiment on how a universal basic income affects kids.