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‘Leaning in’ hurts poor women when childcare is scarce

Jun. 22, 2016—For women with low-wage jobs, a lack of childcare can be more harmful to their mental health than unemployment.

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How to get the most from Millennial and Generation Z employees

Jun. 21, 2016—Millennials have emerged as the largest age cohort in today’s U.S. workforce, bringing digital savvy and an "always-on" mentality to most jobs. Yet, millennials and the upcoming Generation Z are also challenging traditional employers with their professional restlessness and increased need for feedback and mentoring.

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For women re-entering workforce, sharing personal information may get you hired

May. 19, 2016—New first-of-its-kind research from two Vanderbilt Law School economists contradicts conventional wisdom and finds a female applicant strongly raises her chances of getting hired if she gives personal information clarifying her resume gaps.

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When being an immigrant makes it more–not less–likely to have a job

Jul. 28, 2015—Among U.S. job-seekers who identify as black, those born in the Caribbean and Africa are more likely to be working than those born here--but a college degree nearly erases that difference.

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Regardless of an elite graduate school degree, undergraduate prestige greatly impacts salary

Nov. 13, 2014—People who earn their undergraduate degree from a less prestigious university and a graduate degree from an elite university earn much less than those who attend both an elite undergraduate and graduate school. And it is unlikely their salary will ever catch up.

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Overweight women lose in the labor market: Vanderbilt study

Oct. 21, 2014—Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage, public-facing positions; and make less money compared to men and average-size women.

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Hiring remains robust for Vanderbilt’s MBA Class of 2014

Oct. 21, 2014—Hiring rates and salaries once again approached record levels for Vanderbilt University’s MBA Class of 2014 with continued gains in technology and management consulting jobs.

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The new ‘double disadvantage’

Oct. 9, 2014—In the United States, your nationality has some effect on your likelihood to be employed--but being married matters more. For women, it matters a lot more.

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Nurses group names VUMC top employer

Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named the Employer of the Year for 2012 by the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA).

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Two cities offer model to fight weight discrimination: Vanderbilt study

Jun. 21, 2012—If municipalities want to combat workplace discrimination because of obesity, they should look to Madison, Wis., and Urbana, Ill., for good models.

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