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.
Category: Labor Markets
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?
Our nation’s inattention to the causes and consequences of work-life conflict is a serious hurdle for many families. Fixing it will require serious research followed by evidence-based policymaking to change how work is done in...
A comparative case study of San Francisco and the Research Triangle in North Carolina
In the second installment of the interactive Mapping Student Debt project, we document that the geography of student loan delinquency is highly racialized.
Discussions of how wages vary for different workers are often abstract. Most analyses focus on just wage levels, paying little attention to who the workers are, what they do, or […]
One oft-cited explanation for the low overall employment rate—the aging of the U.S. population—does not satisfactorily explain the slow labor market recovery.
Must-Read: Robert Lynch and Kavya Vaghul: Benefits and Costs of Investing in Early Childhood Education
Robert Lynch and Kavya Vaghul show how a high-quality universal prekindergarten program in the United States would strengthen the competitiveness of the nation's economy.