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The daily life of an unemployed person in America primarily involves searching for work, personal care, and leisure activities. This New York Times infographic shows the amount of time spent on a certain activity for men and women in their mid-20’s to early 50’s, and reveals just how gendered some activities still are. Maroon signifies housework, beige signifies caring for others, dark and light blue signify leisure time, and yellow signifies ... Read More
  Any recent college grad knows that jobs are increasingly hard to come by. Most often, the grads initially find themselves over or under-qualified for the gigs they're applying for, and to make matters worse, they're saddled with a tremendous amount of debt right off the bat. In fact, student loan debt currently tops $1 trillion here in America. Now there's a new campaign, Degrees of Separation raising awareness about the underemployment, joblessness, and ... Read More
Playspent is an on-line computer game designed to help players understand the compromises and choices faced by today’s working poor. Designed by the marketing company McKinney in collaboration with the North Carolina not-for-profit Urban Ministries of Durham, the game is part of a trend of socially responsible computer programs that help players understand social justice issues and global problems through information and problem solving management embedded in ... Read More
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