Technological advancements, in particular the widespread use of sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft, have prompted the rise of the gig economy, which is a labor market characterized by short-term (flexible) employment for people who are unemployed or need more than one occupation. This paper explores how the rise of the gig economy affects workers' livelihoods and the evolvement of the U.S. labor market.
Research has found that risk preferences differ between men and women, with women tending to be more risk averse. For many individual’s, participation in athletics plays an important role in their social development, thus we might expect athletics participation to impact social outcomes including for example risk preferences. I evaluated the possibility that athletics participation correlates with risk preferences and consider how this impact may differ by gender.
Food Security is an urgency in developing countries. Africa is the leading continent with the highest level of severe food insecurity. In recent years, Kenya has been a prime example of a benefactor of foreign direct investment (FDI). How does foreign direct investment inflows affect host countries’ food security? Research on modernization and dependency theories offer debate on the multilateral effect of FDI. I expand on these theories by examining the effect of the three sectors in FDI pertaining to: natural resources, manufacturing goods and industry-specific services.
The ongoing pandemic has triggered a notable social and economic crisis around the globe. As of July 7, COVID-19 has taken over 133,000 lives nationwide, but the effect has been disproportional. Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows racial and ethnic disparities between those affected by the virus.
The focus of this paper is to track how the United States is handling COVID19 by evaluating how each state is working to reduce the spread of the virus that has now become a global pandemic. In the past, nations have dealt with pandemics before such as the 2008 H1N1 virus. However, the United States did not face nearly the same amount of severity as it does now with COVID-19. As of July 17, 2020 the United States has set a new record for the country with the highest amount of confirmed cases at 3,604,408.
The motivation behind this research project stems from observed disparities existing in healthcare despite the advances in modern technology and medicine today. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, such disparities have been further brought to light. The emergency room setting was the healthcare setting of focus for our analysis of racial disparities.