Overview

Where people live can expand or limit their economic mobility. And labor market conditions vary considerably by locality. When examined, these differences across local economies and labor markets and urban, rural, and suburban geographies can reveal disparities in job opportunities. WorkRise generates evidence on and elevates our understanding of how geographic disparities can be addressed to promote economic mobility for all workers.

Working Knowledge

Demographic disparities May 26, 2022

New Student Research Builds Evidence on Different Dimensions of Inequality

WorkRise grantee, the Opportunity Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, hosted a convening where student researchers shared new work examining historical roots and international examples of labor market inequality.

Joseph Broadus

Research

Job search and matching January 14, 2022

Rise with the STARs

New research from WorkRise grantee Opportunity@Work demonstrates the harm and exclusion workers without four-year degrees who are “skilled through alternative routes” (STARs) experience in the labor market.

Papia Debroy, Justin Heck