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Study finds MBAs have biggest ‘mommy penalty’

From The New York Times | A study from two Harvard economics professors released last week found that among highly educated women who take time off from their careers to raise their children, women with MBAs suffer the largest percentage “mommy penalty.” Women with medical degrees suffer the lowest proportionate loss, with lawyers falling somewhere in between.

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Study: Malpractice liability costs $55B a year

A new study showing the cost of malpractice at more than $55 billion a year to the U.S. health care system has Illinois medical-care providers once again calling for tort reform.

A comprehensive analysis by researchers at Harvard University figures the annual overall cost of medical liability to be $55.6 billion, or 2.4 percent of total health care spending, according to an article published in the September issue of the journal Health Affairs. Get the full story »