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Is This What Climate Activists Need to Save the Planet?

Is This What Climate Activists Need to Save the Planet?

November 27, 2021

One important issue confronting today’s climatic change campaign is determining what crucial mass is necessary to force governments to take their objectives more seriously. Numerous environmental activists have campaigned with a specific percentage in mind: 3.5%. This is based on the findings of political scientist Erica Chenoweth, who discovered that peaceful organizations require the active engagement of at least 3.5% of a community to accomplish significant political transformation.

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Looking for holiday season deals? Don’t forget to check the labor market.

Looking for holiday season deals? Don’t forget to check the labor market.

November 24, 2021
Retailers are hoping that this holiday season will be the best ever—or at least the best one in the last couple years. But to do that, they’ll have to hire a lot of temporary workers, fast. "Employers turned to teenagers, and in a lot of cases, lowered employment requirements because they needed to get bodies in the door,” WAPPP Fellow Alicia Sasser Modestino says. “I think we’re going to see a bit of that again now.”
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Does providing job opportunities to women decrease the violence they face from their partners? Evidence from the Rwandan Coffee Mills: Guest Post by Deniz Sanin

Does providing job opportunities to women decrease the violence they face from their partners? Evidence from the Rwandan Coffee Mills: Guest Post by Deniz Sanin

November 19, 2021

Deniz Sanin, WAPPP Fellow, investigates whether providing job opportunities to women decreases the violence they face from their partners using the government-induced rapid expansion of the coffee mills in Rwanda in the 2000s as a natural experiment.

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One solution to the labor shortage: teenagers

One solution to the labor shortage: teenagers

November 17, 2021

Worker shortages are a big problem for businesses heading into the busy holiday season. Teenagers, who were less likely to be looking for jobs before 2021, are now stepping back into the labor force. “Not a lot of adults want to jump off the sidelines to take these jobs,” said Alicia Modestino, WAPPP Fellow and economist and professor at Northeastern University in Boston.

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Billie Jean King-backed study finds women of color feel undervalued at work

Billie Jean King-backed study finds women of color feel undervalued at work

November 16, 2021

In new research released by King’s leadership initiative and nFormation, Asian, Latinx, Black, Native, and mixed-race women say they must prove themselves repeatedly. Fast Company spoke with Billie Jean King, Rha Goddess, and nFormation cofounder and WAPPP Leader in Practice Deepa Purushothaman about the report and why they are so hopeful that change is coming. 

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