People’s access to opportunity and advancement in the labor market is shaped by macroeconomic forces, technological change, policy choices, and labor market dynamics. Over the past 40 years, these influences have culminated in greater income inequality and less upward economic mobility for US workers. They have also contributed to a growing share of low-wage jobs in the US labor market.
WorkRise generates evidence on and elevates our understanding of how macroeconomic, technological change, policy, and labor market dynamics influence economic security and mobility.
An Equitable COVID-19 Recovery Depends on Dismantling Racial Inequities in the Workplace and the Labor Market
Ensuring a Recovery That Offers Greater Economic Mobility to More Americans
Introducing WorkRise: Building a More Equitable and Resilient Labor Market
WorkRise is designed to identify, test, and share bold new ideas for transforming the labor market for low-wage workers and accelerate their economic mobility, writes Urban Institute President Sarah Rosen Wartell.