Hourly wages among U.S. workers vary enormously by gender, race, and education level. This simple interactive tool provides a way to see just how much wages vary within and across […]
Austin Clemens is a Computational Social Scientist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Austin was an Assistant Research Scientist at the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University where he researched criminal justice policy. Austin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. In Political Science from the University of Georgia. His work has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Smithsonian magazine, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Business and Politics.
Against a rising chorus of concern about increasing income inequality, some economists are pushing back, suggesting that it is not income inequality we should be concerned with but rather income […]
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 […]
This animation introduces some of the issues discussed in Heather Boushey's book, "Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict."
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 […]
Research is increasingly demonstrating that investments in education provide significant benefits to children, families, and society as a whole, accelerating economic growth and promoting opportunity over time. This study describes and analyzes the benefits and...
Many young people are stuck in low wage jobs. If these workers do not find opportunities to climb, then they will potentially be stuck on the lower income rungs for the rest of their lives.
Workers who have degrees are already taking jobs further and further down the job ladder. Encouraging or subsidizing higher education attainment will not solve the fundamental problem facing workers in the current job market: There...