Equitable Growth’s Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey talks with economist Claudia Goldin of Harvard University about her research on the gender wage gap, how it stems from the hours some occupations, and some...
Category: Labor Markets
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.
Heather Boushey and Byron Auguste, Managing Director of Opportunity@Work, discuss current problems with the labor market, how the problems may be mostly on the demand side, and how we might “rewire” the labor market.
Over the past four decades, women’s increased earnings and work hours have been essential as American families seek to find and maintain economic security.
The family is the building block of our economy. So why do we make it so hard for today’s families to balance home and work?