Morning Report: Link between the workplace and children

How feelings about the workplace impact child development

The Washington Post reports that way you feel about your job is directly link to the way you parent. The stakes are high for parents, especially in a child’s early years. Children of parents who receive sufficient support in the first year post child-birth benefits in the long run. According to a study conducted by developmental psychologist Maureen Perry-Jenkins, these parents are likely to see “better cognitive and social outcomes and mental health for that child six years down the road.” Feelings of creativity and excitement at work are also tied to behaviorally healthy children.

The average American will spend 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. So, it may not be surprising that attitudes surrounding office romances are shifting. Data from the Washington Post revealed that, unlike older generations, a third of Gen Z and younger Millennial workers are more likely to be okay with an in-office romance.

United Airlines says that it plans to make booking seats easier for families with children by allowing parents to book seats with their children for free. Adults traveling with a child 12 or younger will also be able to book “preferred” seats in addition to regular economy seats if needed. This change will happen in early March.

A study of nearly 60,000 Swedish men finds that higher general intelligence correlates to wages. This correlation drops off after reaching a salary of $57,300. At that point, higher wages do not follow higher ability. Non-cognitive abilities, including motivation and social skills were not accounted for in the study.

The DOW closed more than 100 pints higher on Friday, but notched its third straight week of losses. Concerns about rising interest rates are still worrying the stock market.

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