Overview The leading criticism of the “Fight for $15” campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour is the presumed loss of jobs. Employers, the argument goes, […]
Category: Labor Markets
Between 1979 and 2013, in both married- and single-parent families, women’s earnings from higher wages and added hours have been positive across all income groups. In fact, for families with young children, women’s earnings from...
Heather Boushey, executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, gives remarks at the White House United State of Women Summit on June 14, 2016.
“Equitable Growth in Conversation” is a recurring series where we talk with economists and other social scientists to help us better understand whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth […]
Hard work is part and parcel of the American Dream, but at a certain point, working excessive hours can be detrimental to families, businesses, and the U.S. economy. While there are federal laws that govern...
While women in young families have increased their work hours as much as women in working-age families, young families have seen much smaller growth in women’s wages compared to working-age families.
Last week we published an interactive graph showing trends in U.S. labor force participation since 1975, using data from the Current Population Survey. While that graph lets you select which […]
If you want to know how the labor market has changed over time, you usually look at the unemployment rate or maybe the employment-to-population ratio. But while those summary statistics […]
Card and Krueger discuss the origins of empirical techniques they advanced, how the United States is falling behind when it comes to data, and two conflicting threads of contemporary economic theory.
This issue brief explores the role that women’s added work hours and earnings play in families across income and race and ethnicity in the United States.