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451 Research Brings Expert Insights on How COVID-19 is Impacting the Payments Industry via In-Depth Analysis and Reports

451 Research Brings Expert Insights on How COVID-19 is Impacting the Payments Industry via In-Depth Analysis and Reports

In a Nutshell: The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges to the payments processing industry. 451 Research -- a global research and advisory firm -- has conducted in-depth investigations and analysis on this topic and recently shared its findings in the report, “COVID-19: The Impact of a Pandemic on the Payments Industry.” The payments ecosystem was seeing a drop in numbers as early as March, when consumer activity declined considerably. The firm also identified... read more »

Research Reveals How the Covid-19 Pandemic Wallops Disadvantaged Groups

Research Reveals How the Covid-19 Pandemic Wallops Disadvantaged Groups

In a Nutshell: A recent study looked at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on occupations, industries, and demographic groups. The most important findings showed that employee layoffs have been more widespread in lower-paying occupations and industries. Moreover, historically disadvantaged groups have suffered the brunt of increased job loss and decreased hiring rates. These groups include women, minorities, young people, and those with lower education levels. It goes without saying... read more »

Earth League International: How to Support an Intelligence Agency That Protects Wildlife from Damaging and Criminal Actions

Earth League International: How to Support an Intelligence Agency That Protects Wildlife from Damaging and Criminal Actions

In a Nutshell: Illegal wildlife networks operate around the world right under our noses. They not only mistreat animals and devastate their populations, but they also damage natural ecosystems. Earth League International is an NGO that functions as an intelligence agency to fight these illegal operations. The ELI goes undercover to produce in-depth reports that enforcement agencies can use to put an end to harmful and illegal activities. The NGO also aims to educate the public about... read more »

Texas Demographic Projections Help Inform Policy Makers and the Public about Financial Decisions and State Needs

Texas Demographic Projections Help Inform Policy Makers and the Public about Financial Decisions and State Needs

In a Nutshell: The Texas Demographic Center provides valuable data to policymakers and various entities in the Lone Star State. The center does this by working closely with the U.S. Census Bureau and using census data as a jumping-off point to provide its own population estimates and projections about Texas. The center has observed, for example, that while the Texas population, in the aggregate, is growing, the population in certain counties is actually decreasing. This type of... read more »

The SEISMIC Project Unites 10 Public Research Institutions to Address Equity and Inclusion in STEM Courses

The SEISMIC Project Unites 10 Public Research Institutions to Address Equity and Inclusion in STEM Courses

In a Nutshell: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics -- also known as the STEM fields -- are extremely important to the advancement of society and national economies. The STEM fields have suffered from a lack of equity and inclusion over the years, but thanks to funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, future STEM demographics may look a bit different. The Sloan Equity and Inclusion in STEM Introductory Courses, or SEISMIC project, is bringing together 10 large public... read more »

DALBAR Sets Quality Standards in the Finance Industry via Research and Ratings While Providing Solutions to Help Businesses Improve

DALBAR Sets Quality Standards in the Finance Industry via Research and Ratings While Providing Solutions to Help Businesses Improve

In a Nutshell: In the competitive world of finance, DALBAR helps companies understand industry trends, keep up with competitors, and gain valuable insights into the industry. Since 1976, DALBAR has been helping set and raise standards in finance through its in-depth, independent research and ratings. The company also offers customizable solutions to improve performance in a wide range of areas, based on its rich data. DALBAR is also known for its prestigious awards that recognize... read more »

A Report Explores How the Minimum Wage and Earned Income Tax Credit Can Work Together to Reduce Poverty

A Report Explores How the Minimum Wage and Earned Income Tax Credit Can Work Together to Reduce Poverty

In a Nutshell: With income equality and wage stagnation presenting major challenges to low- and middle-income households, a recent report from the Economic Policy Institute explores how existing policies can help alleviate these problems. In the report, titled “The EITC and minimum wage work together to reduce poverty and raise incomes,” experts Ben Zipperer and Jesse Rothstein propose how the Earned Income Tax Credit and the federal minimum wage can complement each other to fight... read more »

How to Support the Lustgarten Foundation, Where 100% of Donations Go Toward Research, in Its Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

How to Support the Lustgarten Foundation, Where 100% of Donations Go Toward Research, in Its Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

In a Nutshell: The Lustgarten Foundation was established by Marc Lustgarten and his colleagues after Lustgarten was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1998. Unfortunately, Lustgarten passed away the following year, but his legacy lives on through the foundation. Pancreatic cancer is more difficult to diagnose than other cancers and is underfunded compared to more well-known cancers. The Lustgarten Foundation’s research has led to innovative detection methods and treatments for... read more »

Plunkett Research Delivers Impactful and Insightful Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Trends to the Finance Industry

Plunkett Research Delivers Impactful and Insightful Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Trends to the Finance Industry

In a Nutshell: Companies come and go, but the most successful businesses stick around in part because they understand their customers and the industry within which they operate. The finance industry is particularly competitive, and Plunkett Research helps companies maintain their competitive edge by supplying vast amounts of detailed data about the market and its leaders. Plunkett Research provides an array of off-the-shelf online and print reports and analytics. It also specializes in... read more »

GiveWell Uses Research to Help Donors Decide Where to Donate Their Money for Maximum Impact Toward Worthwhile Causes

GiveWell Uses Research to Help Donors Decide Where to Donate Their Money for Maximum Impact Toward Worthwhile Causes

In a Nutshell: There are a lot of charities out there, and donors can have a difficult time knowing which ones are the most impactful and the most cost-effective. GiveWell is a nonprofit that conducts its own in-depth, independent research to help donors direct their funds to the charities best positioned to save or improve lives. The organization tends to focus its efforts in the poorest parts of the world because those are the areas where dollars can go the furthest. GiveWell... read more »