The Working Knowledge blog shares evidence-based insights and perspectives on rebuilding a more equitable and resilient labor market.
Economic context April 26, 2022
New and Noteworthy: New research on labor market competition, degree resets in job posting, and more
This month’s column highlights a new US Treasury report that finds an insufficiently competitive labor market has given employers market power to lower workers’ earnings.
Skills and training April 08, 2022
How Randomized Evaluations Build Evidence to Inform Workforce Program Design, Policy, and Investment
Four takeaways from J-PAL North America and WorkRise joint panel on the power of randomized controlled trials in generating evidence to inform and guide decisionmaking and investment in workforce training.
Job search and matching April 08, 2022
How “Netflix for Jobs” Is Unlocking Economic Mobility: A Q&A with Scott Jensen
Chief executive officer and vice president of external affairs for Research Improving People's Lives shares insights on how data, science, and technology can identify promising employment and training opportunities for jobseekers looking to earn more or gain new skills.
Demographic disparities March 22, 2022
New and Noteworthy: Research on gender wage gaps, remedies for occupational segregation, and more
March is Women’s History Month, and labor experts and advocates are rightfully focused on persistent wage disparities between women and men despite laws against gender discrimination. Our column this month highlights new research focused on gender pay gaps.