Kate Bahn
Kate Bahn

Director of Labor Market Policy and Interim Chief Economist

Equitable Growth

Kate Bahn is the director of labor market policy and interim chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Her areas of research include gender, race, and ethnicity in the labor market, care work, and monopsonistic labor markets. Previously, she was an economist at the Center for American Progress. Bahn also formerly served as the executive vice president and secretary for the International Association for Feminist Economics. Bahn received her Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research and her B.A. from Hampshire College.

Authored By Kate Bahn

Equitable Recovery

Policymakers should ensure that the U.S. labor market recovery lasts by boosting workers’ bargaining power and strengthening social infrastructure

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JOLTS Day Graphs: April 2021 Edition

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Equitable Recovery

U.S. jobs report: Amid robust employment gains in May policymakers need to consider the future direction of demand-driven employment growth across industries

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: May 2021 Report Edition

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The intersectional wage divides faced by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women in the United States

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JOLTS Day Graphs: March 2021 Edition

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Equitable Recovery

April Jobs report: Disappointing job gains mean the damage from the coronavirus recession may be long term, especially for young workers

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: April 2021 Report Edition

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The consequences of job displacement for U.S. workers

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JOLTS Day Graphs: February 2021 Edition

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Equitable Recovery

The latest Jobs Day report is encouraging yet the number of U.S. workers jobless for 27 weeks or more keeps climbing

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: March 2021 Report Edition

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Jake Rosenfeld

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JOLTS Day Graphs: January 2021 Edition

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Four ways to understand the pay divide facing Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women

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Coronavirus Recession

Jobs report: a year into the coronavirus recession, employment losses have been greatest for Black women workers and Latinx workers

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: February 2021 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth event will explore the impact of technology in the workplace and potential for advancing worker power

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JOLTS Day Graphs: December 2020 Edition

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Coronavirus Recession

Jobs report: Coronavirus recession hits workers in low-wage service industries who need access to the social safety net and effective labor protection enforcement

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: January 2021 Report Edition

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The wage divide for Black and Latinx workers goes deeper than a ‘skills gap’ or requiring more credentials

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Boosting Wages

New Equitable Growth book presents broad structural changes to boost U.S. wages for more equitable and sustainable economic growth

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Boosting Wages

Broad structural change is needed to boost wages in a U.S. economy that is more equitable to produce strong, sustainable economic growth

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Coronavirus Recession

U.S. retail sector’s recession experiences highlight continuing labor market travails

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JOLTS Day Graphs: November 2020 Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: December 2020 Report Edition

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Improving U.S. labor standards and the quality of jobs to reduce the costs of employee turnover to U.S. companies

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JOLTS Day Graphs: October 2020 Edition

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Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus recession continues to threaten low-wage U.S. workers due to stalled jobs recovery

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: November 2020 Report Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: September 2020 Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: October 2020 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Household Pulse graphs: October 14 – 26

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Coronavirus Recession

Why minimum wages are a critical tool for achieving racial justice in the U.S. labor market

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Equitable Growth’s labor market experts deliver comment letter to U.S. Department of Labor on status of independent contractors

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Equitable Growth’s Household Pulse graphs: September 30–October 12

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Labor in the Boardroom: A Model for the United States?

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Equitable Growth’s Household Pulse graphs: September 16–28 Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: August 2020 Edition

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Coronavirus Recession

What the coronavirus recession means for U.S. public-sector employment

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: September 2020 Report Edition

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Wage discrimination and the exploitation of workers in the U.S. labor market

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JOLTS Day Graphs: July 2020 Edition

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Coronavirus Recession

College football’s inequality dilemma amid the coronavirus recession

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Five ways to understand Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

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Coronavirus Recession

Most recent JOLTS release provides latest data on how the coronavirus recession is different from the Great Recession

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Coronavirus Recession

July jobs report: Coronavirus recession continues to hit Latinx workers in service jobs amid unprecedented U.S. labor market volatility

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: July 2020 Report Edition

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Coronavirus Recession

New research on the Great Recession shows extended unemployment benefits insignificantly affect U.S. unemployment rates

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How racial and gendered pay discrimination persists under monopsony in the United States

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Discrimination and Monopsony Power

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JOLTS Day Graphs: May 2020 Report Edition

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Coronavirus Recession

Latest jobs report for June reveals pre-existing inequality in U.S. labor market worsening amid coronavirus recession

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: June 2020 Report Edition

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Four graphs on U.S. occupational segregation by race, ethnicity, and gender

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Factsheet: U.S. occupational segregation by race, ethnicity, and gender

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Coronavirus Recession

A feminist economic policy agenda in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the quest for racial justice

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TOPICS: Gender, Pay Equity
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JOLTS Day Graphs: April 2020 Report Edition

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Coronavirus Recession

How the coronavirus recession is impacting part-time U.S. workers

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: May 2020 Report Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: March 2020 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: April 2020 Report Edition

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Coronavirus Recession

Why workers are engaging in collective action across the United States in response to the coronavirus crisis

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JOLTS Day Graphs: February 2020 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Job Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

First Jobs Day report since the onset of the coronavirus recession exposes a U.S. labor market in crisis

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: March 2020 Report Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: January 2020 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: February 2020 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
In Conversation

In Conversation with Adia Harvey Wingfield

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New research reveals discriminatory disparities by race in U.S. job displacement

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“How Monopsony Impacts Older Women Workers”

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TOPICS: Monopsony
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JOLTS Day Graphs: December 2019 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Job Mobility
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: January 2020 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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Factsheet: The PRO Act addresses income inequality by boosting the organizing power of U.S. workers

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A first-time meta-analysis of monopsony demonstrates its breadth across labor markets

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“Women’s Work-Life Economics”

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‘Clean slate for worker power’ promotes a fair and inclusive U.S. economy

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JOLTS Day Graphs: November 2019 Report Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: October 2019 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: November 2019 Report Edition

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‘OK, Boomer’: How millennials have been left behind in the recovery from the Great Recession

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Testimony by Kate Bahn before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

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Schooled by strikes: How strikes shape workers’ views about the U.S. labor movement

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: September 2019 Report Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: July 2019 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: August 2019 Report Edition

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The death of the Phillips Curve is the time to lift up new economic indicators

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The once and future role of strikes in ensuring U.S. worker power

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Research finds the domestic outsourcing of jobs leads to declining U.S. job quality and lower wages

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JOLTS Day Graphs: June 2019 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: July 2019 Report Edition

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Research Shows: Raising the Minimum Wage Does Not Spell Job Loss

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TOPICS: Minimum Wage
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JOLTS Day Graphs: May 2019 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: June 2019 Report Edition

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Factsheet: Minimum wage increases are good for U.S. workers and the U.S. economy

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TOPICS: Minimum Wage
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JOLTS Day Graphs: April 2019 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: May 2019 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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‘Skills gap’ arguments overlook collective bargaining and low minimum wages

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JOLTS Day Graphs: March 2019 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: April 2019 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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JOLTS Day Graphs: February 2019 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: March 2019 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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A judicial victory for pay transparency in the United States in the run-up to Women’s Equal Pay Day

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Women’s History Month: U.S. women’s labor force participation

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JOLTS Day Graphs: January 2019 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: February 2019 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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The search for and hiring of guest workers in the United States displays the complexity of market concentration and monopsony power

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TOPICS: Monopsony
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JOLTS Day Graphs: December 2018 Report Edition

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Why a minimum wage increase would help low-income workers across the United States

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TOPICS: Minimum Wage
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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: January 2019 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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JOLTS Day Graphs: November 2018 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: December 2018 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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What to consider during the planned congressional hearing on a $15 minimum wage

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JOLTS Day Graphs: October 2018 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: November 2018 Report Edition

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Refocusing the minimum wage debate on the well-being of U.S. workers

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TOPICS: Minimum Wage
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JOLTS Day Graphs: September 2018 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: October 2018 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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The intersectional wage gaps faced by Latina women in the United States

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JOLTS Day Graphs: August 2018 Report Edition

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In Conversation

In conversation with Herbert Hovenkamp and Ioana Marinescu

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: September 2018 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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JOLTS Day Graphs: July 2018 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: August 2018 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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Labor Day is a time to reflect on reviving workers’ power in the U.S. economy

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JOLTS Day Graphs: June 2018 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: July 2018 Report Edition

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TOPICS: Wage Stagnation
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Understanding the link between bodily autonomy and economic opportunity across the United States

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Freedom & Justice Conference highlights economic research on Native Americans

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JOLTS Day Graphs: May 2018 Report Edition

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: June 2018 Report Edition

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Understanding the importance of monopsony power in the U.S. labor market

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New data on contingent workers in the United States

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New research indicates that minimum wage increases appear to benefit all low-income U.S. workers over time

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: April 2018 Report Edition

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Work requirements for U.S. public assistance programs don’t work

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McDonald’s, monopsony, and the need for joint employer standards

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TOPICS: Monopsony

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