Margaret McIntyre

Margaret McIntyre

Reporter, Social Sciences and Business & Economics


Margaret McIntyre, based in Houston, Texas, covers Business & Economics and Social Sciences for The Academic Times. Her work as a journalist draws on prior professional experiences in public policy, international affairs and corporate risk consulting. Margaret obtained a Master of Science degree in political science from Uppsala University and a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University. Her personal research interests include economic justice, welfare reform and sustainable governance.

Subtle behavioral nudges aimed at diners can significantly reduce restaurant food waste, even in countries where packaging leftovers for future consumption is attached to financial-centered shame or other social stigmas, new research suggests.

Pausing AstraZeneca vaccinations because of suspected links to deadly blood clots may have allowed COVID-19 to spread unchecked and resulted in hundreds of additional deaths among those vulnerable to the virus, vastly outweighing the risk of death from adverse vaccine side effects, according to a new European study.

A technological and use-wear analysis of stone tools found at Neolithic gravesites suggests that people of male and female biological sex were assigned distinctively different work tasks in daily life, due in part to the onset of agricultural development.

Women suffered greater adverse employment effects than male counterparts during the COVID-19 recession across various industries and occupations, contrary to recessions of the past, according to new research that suggests the pandemic may have reversed decades of progress made toward gender equality.

Job recruitment through professional networks might improve gender balance instead of reinforcing existing workplace segregation, according to new research out of Sweden that challenges prevailing theories about gender balance in the workplace.

Researchers find substantial evidence that, relative to their unexposed peers, school shooting survivors in the U.S. experience declines in health and well-being, engage in more risky behaviors and have worse education and labor market outcomes.