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Researchers studied the origins of spite

Spite is the other side of fairness, study says

March 31, 2014

A recent study of the ultimatum game, a classic economics experiment that explores cooperation and human fairness, has scientists reevaluating the origin of spite.According to the study’s findings, publ...

Summer program aims to decrease youth unemployment, violence on South Side

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 16, 2012

The summer season has a radiance not present during other times of the year. That radiance leads many to spend the waning days of spring longing for months spent in the sun. But there are dangers inherent in the summer, particularly for youths, as a result of excess free time and subsequent violence among young people.In an effort to combat this problem, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle anno...

Chicago youth rally for brighter future

By Contributing Writer

April 9, 2012

By Charles Jefferson, Contributing WriterChants of “We are young and unemployed” and signs that read “We are the future. Invest in us,” filled the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., as youth advocates from across the city demanded more from policymakers.The advocates rallied April 3 to call attention to youth violence and demand increased funding for youth centers and more opportunities for summer employment.The ...

Millennials’ new take on adulthood

By BenitaZepeda

March 7, 2011

The traditional model of adulthood for many is as follows: Graduate high school, go to college, find a partner to start a long-term relationship, graduate college, land the perfect job and live happily ever after. For centuries it seems that society is obsessed with what should come next.However, as Generation Y, or Millennials, start to propel through each transition life throws at them, this traditional model is fading. O...

Youth employment hits a new low

By SpencerRoush

February 1, 2010

Many high school and college students seek part-time work to help support their families and pay rent. Others search for minimum-wage employment just to have some spending money for their weekend escapades. However, finding a 20-hour-per-week job has become increasingly difficult and has led to a record low ofyouth employment.According to a report commissioned by the Alternative Schools Network, the national teen employment rate fell to ...

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