Overview

Certain opportunities aligned with a given job—such as access to dependable family care, reliable and affordable transportation, and workplace benefits like health care and paid leave—can affect people’s ability to succeed at work. WorkRise generates evidence on and elevates our understanding of how these social determinants of work can support job stability and worker well-being as well as how they affect equity in the workplace. 

Working Knowledge

In Depth

Social determinants of work Data Tool October 02, 2023

Where Is the Low-Wage Workforce?

WorkRise Research

October 02, 2023

In Depth

Social determinants of work Feature October 02, 2023

Who Is the Low-Wage Workforce?

WorkRise Research

October 02, 2023
Social determinants of work June 14, 2023
Research Summary

It’s Not Always What You Know, It’s Who You Know: The Role of Social Capital in Economic Connectedness and Mobility

Recent research analyzed billions of Facebook interactions and found that if children from low-income households grew up in neighborhoods that had social connections similar to children from wealthier households, their incomes would be 20 percent higher during adulthood.

Joe Peck

June 14, 2023
Social determinants of work June 28, 2022
Article

Roe v. Wade’s Reversal Poses a Disproportionate Threat to Black Women’s Economic Mobility

The June 24 US Supreme Court ruling, which struck down the constitutional right to an abortion, will undermine Black women’s educational attainment, occupational outcomes, and lifetime earnings.

Elisabeth Jacobs, Andrew Boardman, Archana Pyati

June 28, 2022

Research

Social determinants of work Executive Summary July 13, 2023

The Rise and Fall of Underemployment: Implications for Workers' Health

This brief offers an overview of the literature exploring the connection between underemployment and health outcomes. Public policies can be crucial in mitigating the negative health effects associated with underemployment. However, more comprehensive data on transitions into and out of underemployment are required to inform future research and policy initiatives.

Lonnie Golden, Jaeseung Kim

Grantee Research

July 13, 2023
Social determinants of work Brief September 29, 2022

The EITC and Racial Income Inequality

A new analysis from WorkRise grantees finds that the earned income tax credit reduces racial income inequality among lower- and middle-income households but may widen it for households in deep poverty.

Bradley Hardy, Charles Hokayem, James Ziliak

Grantee Research

September 29, 2022
Social determinants of work Executive Summary March 29, 2022

Income Inequality, Race, and the EITC

New grantee research finds the 1993 expansion of the earned income tax credit reduced income inequality among Black and white households in the lower half of the income distribution through a significant employment response among Black households.
March 29, 2022
Social determinants of work March 15, 2022

Expanding Child Care Subsidies to Parents in Education and Training

A fact sheet summarizes findings from a new WorkRise report that models a hypothetical policy scenario where more parents in education and training were eligible for and received public child care subsidies.

Gina Adams, Linda Giannarelli, Nathan Sick, Kelly Dwyer

Grantee Research

March 15, 2022
Social determinants of work Report March 15, 2022

Implications of Providing Child Care Assistance to Parents In Education and Training

New WorkRise research uses microsimulation to model a hypothetical policy scenario where more parents in education and training were eligible for and received public child care subsidies.

Gina Adams, Linda Giannarelli, Nathan Sick, Kelly Dwyer

Grantee Research

March 15, 2022


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