Overview

Employer practices such as hiring, scheduling, promotion, supervision, and on-the-job training determine workers’ day-to-day reality and long-term prospects in the labor market. The growing prevalence of independent contractors and contingent workers underscores the continued fissuring of employer-employee relationships.

Working Knowledge

Demographic disparities April 13, 2021

Using Behavioral Design to Close the Gender Pay Gap

A new study from ideas42 and TIME's UP Foundation advocates for using behavioral design strategies to close the gender pay gap.

Archana Pyati

Employer practices March 24, 2021

A Research Agenda on Good Jobs and Economic Mobility

A new agenda focuses on developing additional measures of job quality elements, building data infrastructure, and analyzing trade-offs workers make in choosing jobs.

Pamela J. Loprest , Demetra Nightingale, William J. Congdon, Molly M. Scott , Batia Katz, Jessica Shakesprere

Employer practices March 24, 2021

What Do Workers Value in a Job?

In a survey on 10 major job quality elements, women, Black, and Latinx workers were more likely than men or white workers to value all 10 as "extremely important."

Batia Katz, Molly M. Scott , Pamela J. Loprest

Employer practices March 03, 2021

Who Gets What Job? Taking a Racial Equity Approach to Improving Job Quality

Improving job quality for low-wage workers must address occupational segregation and unequal access to good jobs across race, ethnicity, and gender.

Jessica Shakesprere, Batia Katz, Archana Pyati