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

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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

Employer practices July 01, 2021

People First, Employees Second: Workers Reflect on What Good Jobs Mean to Them

Workers share their perspectives and experiences at a joint Urban Institute and WorkRise event that explored job quality and the roles different stakeholders play in creating higher-quality jobs for all workers.

Alexandra Tammaro

Wages and employer-provided benefits June 17, 2021

Employer-Sponsored Small Dollar Loans Improve Workers’ Access to Safe and Affordable Credit

Financial shocks harm both workers and their employers. They undermine a workers' employment and prospects for economic mobility and raise costs for employers.

Archana Pyati