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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

Skills and training March 18, 2021

Four Reasons Why Public Sector Apprenticeships Can Help Catalyze an Economic Recovery

Public sector apprenticeships could help rebuild the public sector workforce and create pathways for young people entering the job market.

Diana Elliott, Andrew Campbell, John Marotta

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

Employer practices March 03, 2021

Do Good Jobs Promote Economic Mobility, and If So, How?

Elements of job quality can affect workers' economic mobility in both direct and indirect ways. Jobs that facilitate skill development could have the greatest potential for mobility.

Pamela J. Loprest , William J. Congdon, Batia Katz, Jessica Shakesprere