The state of U.S. wage growth these days is puzzling. The unemployment rate is below where it was before the Great Recession back in 2007, but nominal wage growth is […]
Category: Labor Markets
Last week, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted the third installment of its “Research on Tap” conversation series. As the name implies, “Research on Tap” is a space for […]
Work requirements for low-income Americans are back on the table in Congress and within the Trump administration. This is the case despite evidence-based research that shows work requirements are ill-conceived […]
Hiring is difficult these days. But how concerned should policymakers be? Employers in the United States are finding it more and more difficult to fill vacant jobs, as the ratio […]
What is this administration doing or proposing for actual American families? And does the research on the challenges they face back these ideas or an alternative path?
Twenty-five years ago, barely two weeks after Bill Clinton was sworn in as president, he signed his first piece of legislation: The Family and Medical Leave Act. The law provides […]
Overview Is the U.S. unemployment rate as low as it can go? After years of a very weak labor market, during which many jobless workers gave up trying to find […]
“Equitable Growth in Conversation” is a recurring series where we talk with economists and other social scientists to help us better understand whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth […]
Equitable Growth in Conversation: an interview with William A. Darity Jr. (“Sandy”) of Duke University
Equitable Growth’s Research Director John Schmitt talks with economist William A. Darity Jr. (“Sandy”), the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, about the importance of stratification...