When unemployment rises among men, domestic violence falls

Gender-based jobless rates change household dynamics.

The European Union’s unemployment rate fell in June for the first time in more than two years — that is, until you consider that 10.9 percent of the union’s workforce is still jobless, and that number for countries that use the euro is 12.1 percent.

 

 

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How the Economy Has Caused a Spike in Domestic Violence

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Financial stress increases domestic violence.

How has the economy affected domestic violence?” This is a question we are asked time and again as we work in the community to raise awareness of domestic violence. Most people know that financial problems can test even the most stable relationship, but what happens when financial stress is added to an unhealthy relationship?

 

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Do Women In Brazil Who Watch Soap Operas Have Fewer Babies (But More Men)?

Do Women In Brazil Who Watch Soap Operas Have Fewer Babies (But More Men)?

About 40M people watch Globo, the leading network in Brazil. 

THE glamorised world portrayed on the nightly telenovelas (soap operas) on Brazilian television is, superficially at least, about as representative of the country as a whole as Marie Antoinette and her shepherdesses were of 1780s’ France. But they are all about aspiration. About 40m people watch the mid-evening novela from Globo, the leading network. The action often takes place in Rio de Janeiro, where Globo is based, among families which are smaller, whiter and richer than average. New research suggests that by selling this version of the country to itself, Globo has boosted two important social trends.

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Children From Troubled Homes Affect Classmates’ Test Scores, Behavior

Children From Troubled Homes Affect Classmates’ Test Scores, Behavior

 “Troubled homes” are a rather broad category

Troubled children hurt their classmates’ math and reading scores and worsen their behavior, according to new research by economists at the University of California, Davis, and University of Pittsburgh.

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