Working Knowledge

The Working Knowledge blog shares evidence-based insights and perspectives on rebuilding a more equitable and resilient labor market.

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Skills and training September 02, 2021

Building Evidence on Occupational Identity Could Lead to New Approaches for Improving Labor Market Outcomes for Young People

Understanding how young adults form and mediate occupational identity could inform strategies to improve labor market outcomes.

Maalik Nickerson

Worker voice, representation, and power August 16, 2021

Improving Work for Independent Contractors through Worker Voice and Power

The challenges independent workers face have become more visible during the pandemic and has increased calls for better workplace protections and conditions.

Jacqueline Rayfield, Batia Katz, Jessica Shakesprere

Wages and employer-provided benefits July 22, 2021

New Evidence Sheds Light on Automation’s Role in Task Displacement and Wage Inequality

A new working paper from The National Bureau of Economic Research explores how automation is contributing to wage inequality and displacing certain worker groups from employment opportunities.

Maalik Nickerson , Archana Pyati

Employer practices July 01, 2021

Charting a Postpandemic Path toward Good Jobs

Five key insights from Urban and WorkRise's forum on how to improve job quality so that work can once again become a pathway for economic security and mobility.

Archana Pyati