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.
Category: Labor Markets
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.
Every once in a while I think that our austerian intellectual adversaries could not have been as clueless in the aftermath of 2008 as I remember them being. But then […]
A new interactive compares the geographic distribution of average household student loan balances and average loan delinquency to median income across the United States and within metropolitan areas.
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A new OECD paper suggests that the United States’ failure to implement federal paid family leave policies isn’t just hurting individual families and children.
Must-Read: Noah Smith is pushing me towards thinking that Econ 1 needs to teach a lot more than supply-and-demand plus macroeconomic externalities that can be dealt with by stabilizing monetary […]
Must-Read: Eric Chyn: Moved to Opportunity: The Long-Run Effect of Public Housing Demolition on Labor Market Outcomes of Children
The huge benefits that got us excited back in the "moving to opportunity" policy days may have been an underestimate.
A chart shows the difference in prime-age female employment in the United States and Canada.