Optimistic job applicants driven by pay, not WFH, post-pandemic

Dr Rauh has found that while workers are overly optimistic about the probability of receiving a job offer conditional on any search, they perceive the marginal return to additional search hours as positive but comparably low.

“In other words, they are more hopeful than they should be about successfully gaining their next role each time they hunt for a job.” he says. “Meanwhile, they think there is not that much more to be gained from spending a lot more time hunting for a job, than there probably is.”

How Indians view gender roles

It shows how Indians View Gender Roles in Families and Society and indicates Indians accept women as political leaders, but many favour traditional gender roles in family life.

Today, most Indians say that women and men make equally good political leaders, and more than one-in-ten feel that women generally make better political leaders than men, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey of nearly 30,000 adults throughout India. Only a quarter of Indian adults take the position that men make better political leaders than women.

Evidence of the pandemic on healthcare

New evidence of the long and short term impacts of the pandemic on non-Covid-related healthcare shows that at least 4,000 avoidable non-Covid deaths, and 32,000 missing cancer patients.

Delays to cancer referrals and treatment times have led to an estimated 32,000 missing cancer patients that should have already started receiving treatment. Meanwhile, pandemic pressures have adversely affected the quality of care received by non-Covid patients resulting in at least 4,000 additional deaths that could otherwise have been avoided in England.

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