News & Announcements
CPC Affiliates in the News (June 2016):
Study: Engaging With Social Media Can Drain Your Brain
Psychology Today - June 1, 2016
Qi Wang professor of human development, co-wrote a paper which found that sharing messages on social media can cause "cognitive overload," leading to decreased comprehension.
How to Stay Married
TIME - June 2, 2016
Karl Pillemer professor of human development and director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, shared wisdom on love and marriage from his surveys with thousands of older adults.
The 'traditional' definition of marriage really isn't all that traditional
PRI Innovation Hub - June 9, 2016
Professor Sharon Sassler, said that if recent trends continue marriage could become a "luxury good" enjoyed mostly by more educated, wealthier couples.
College access is about guidance as well as money
Forbes - June 9, 2016
A working paper co-authored by Michael Lovenheim, associate professor of policy analysis and management, found that both academic and financial support are needed to help students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds to succeed in college.
Governments around the world are taxing soda - and it's forcing Coke and Pepsi to make major changes
Business Insider - June 11, 2016
As Philadelphia moves closer to a soda tax, a study by John Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management and of economics, found that a similar measure in Berkeley, Calif., did not lead to significant cost increases for consumers.
For minorities, pain is severe decade after housing peaked
Associated Press - June 20, 2016
A paper co-authored by Matthew Hall, assistant professor of policy analysis and management, found that in recent decades black homeowners were 50 percent more likely than whites to lose their homes and become renters due largely to predatory lending practices. More: Salon, The Seattle Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.
NIH grants $2.3M to development of FeverPhone, a portable disease diagnosis kit
TechCrunch - June 21, 2016
Saurabh Mehta associate professor of nutritional sciences, received funding with partners in Cornell Engineering to develop and test a device that quickly diagnoses febrile diseases in the field.
Why your open office workspace doesn't work
Forbes - June 21, 2016
Research by Gary Evans , professor of human development and of design and environmental analysis, and Dana Johnson, M.S. '99, found that noise elevates stress levels in open office environments.
Couples who divvy up household chores have best sex lives, study finds
Chicago Tribune - June 21, 2016
Sharon Sassler, professor of policy analysis and management, found that couples who divide domestic labor in an egalitarian manner have more sex than partners with a more traditional approach. More: New York Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and Good Morning America.
Workers with Disabilities See Long-Delayed Improvement as Job Market Tightens
The Wall Street Journal - June 22, 2016
A recent rise in employment for working-age persons with disabilities comes on the heels of prolonged declines in this group's labor-force participation, which Richard Burkhauser professor of policy analysis and management, attributed to a "tremendous increase" in federal disability insurance rolls.
Do nurses strikes harm patients? It's a definite maybe
Minnesota Public Radio - June 24, 2016
Co-authored by Samuel Kleiner assistant professor of policy analysis and management, a study of 50 nursing strikes over two decades found an increase in patient fatalities during such work stoppages.
Women in America's blue-collar communities face the biggest pay gap
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Bloomberg News - June 29, 2016
April Sutton, Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cornell Population Center, found that blue-collar training without a strong college-preparatory focus penalizes women in the labor market. More: U.S. News and World Report and Forbes.
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