Increases in state and local spending could decrease mortality rates, researcher finds

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity asso­ciate pro­fessor Daniel Kim used rig­orous sta­tis­tical methods from the field of eco­nomics to show how small increases in social spending on wel­fare and edu­ca­tion can reduce the risk of dying.

3Qs: Gender pay equity makes slow progress

A report released by the White House last week on women’s status in America shows that females have sur­passed males in col­lege atten­dance, but income inequality between the sexes per­sists. Eco­nomics pro­fessor William Dickens dis­cusses the per­sis­tent gap between men and women’s incomes.