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Andra12 posted a topic in IntroductionsHello everyone! I am currently live in USA. I am a pharmacist graduated in Romania and would like to find other people that are or were in my situation. I am trying to get my papers from the university ready to submit them to ECE. It is not that easy to get the documents the way USA is asking because the public services in my home country are bad and would like you know how other people hand this issue. Thank you very much and hope everyone is having a great day !
In Britain, when someone gets old they often go to live in a home with other old people where there are nurses to look after them. Sometimes the government has to pay for this care.Who do you think should pay for this care, the government or the family? Retirement homes are the first choice for old people. Such facilities are very important in the millennial era, since both genders pursue their careers leaving their elderly home with no needed nursing. Usually, the cost for the retirement homes are bared by the children. However, in some cases government has to pay for the care. I believe that the cost of this care should be bared solely by the government for several reasons. In the first place, old people served their country during their young age and to repay for their services, government should cover any charges needed to give them a healthy and stress-free retired life. Many families are unable to cover such hefty prices charged by these homes, leaving the old people home alone and unattended. In some cases, families lost their elderly as they were unattended at home and did not have the chance to call for emergency services. Furthermore, elderly people are unable to socialize with younger age group. With the current advancement in technology, lifestyle changes are frequent and elder people are unable to cope up with it. This results in stress and introspective behavior. Since this is a problem faced by mass population in Britain, government should bare the charges and keep the physical and mental health of their old voters strong. In conclusion, I would like to mention again that although these old people are not contributing much to the economy, but their efforts and hard work during their service years can not be neglected. Hence, the government must ensure to cover all the charges for the elders living in retirement homes.
regarding econ electives taken somewhere else
prep4econ posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsDuring one summer, I've done research at an institution that is not my home institution, and I took two econ electives while doing research there. Is it necessarily a bad sign that I took those electives not at my home institution? Thanks!
Holidays and vacation as a phd student
TaxGal posted a topic in PhD in BusinessSo I just got an offer and from one of my top programs so I’m very excited. I’m married and my spouses career he’s spent 15 years making is at home almost 11 hours away from the college so I understand if he isn’t willing to move until after I’m out of school and in a TT position. Unfortunately that means long distance lots of travel. I was wanting to hear from other current students about holidays and vacation time. When can you leave for Christmas get back after New Years? Can you go home in the summer for a few weeks I f you still can get work done or is FaceTime necessary. Does this change after you complete your comps? Im an accounting student if that makes a difference. My offer makes no mention of vacation just 20 hour RA position.
Commuting and working from home in Econ Ph.D. programs
Hayekeynes posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsI will be applying to economics Ph.D. programs this fall, but before that, my wife and I are moving to one of a few cities that are part-way between her new job and my likely eventual grad school. (Yes, I will be putting all my application eggs in one or two baskets, but that's another matter.) We need to choose a house based partly on location and commute times. Based on the houses that are available in our price range, our options are basically for me to have a 30-minute commute and her a 40-45-minute commute, or for me to have a 50-60-minute commute and her a 20-25-minute commute. She will be working at an 8-to-5 job five days a week for the foreseeable future, whereas I might have a more flexible work/commute schedule because I'll be in school. My question is: in most major U.S. economics Ph.D. programs, what is the weekly on-campus class and research schedule like throughout the five or six years it takes to graduate? I figured the students are on campus five days a week during their first two years when they have a heavy class load, but then maybe they don't need to go to campus every day after they start their doctoral research project. In your experience, do students and/or their mentors think it's acceptable, desirable, or feasible for the student to meet with their mentor in person once every week or two and communicate over email/Skype/phone the rest of the days? It seems like the internet would make writing, researching, and data-crunching from home quite easy. The point being, if I only need to make a long commute every day for the first two years, we would be much better off choosing a city that gives my wife a short commute. Thanks for any advice you can give me.