Study of the Day: Towns With Small Businesses Have Healthier People | green streets | Scoop.it
The rewards of a vibrant small business sector go beyond economics: Research shows places that rely on large retailers have more problems.

 

Sociologists are divided on how small businesses affect public health. Some say that mom-and-pop operations symbolize a greater investment in the community so proprietors may value the well-being of their employees, customers, and other local citizens more. Others, however, argue that large companies may be better at providing pension plans and health insurance...