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July 2021

Nonstandard work schedules in 29 European countries, 2005–15: differences by education, gender, and parental status

Pablo Gracia, Wen-Jui Han, Jianghong Li

This article uses data from the 2005, 2010, and 2015 European Working Conditions Surveys to examine recent trends in nonstandard work schedules across five European regions, covering 29 countries.

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Book Reviews

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The economics of race relations in Detroit during the interwar years

Sierra Boney

A historical account detailing the economics of race relations in Detroit during the 1920s and 1930s.

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Beyond BLS

No child left behind: It’s never too late to learn

John C. Roach

Teaching our adolescents to excel academically should be a top priority.

The commercialization of academic discovery: a look at startup formation

Yavor Ivanchev

Two economists examine the factors that determine whether an academic innovation will be commercialized through startup formation.

Why has the employment–population ratio declined in the United States?

Lawrence H. Leith

Researchers look at why the employment–population ratio has declined over the past two decades.

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