Between 1979 and 2013, in both married- and single-parent families, women’s earnings from higher wages and added hours have been positive across all income groups. In fact, for families with young children, women’s earnings from...
Category: Labor Markets
Heather Boushey, executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, gives remarks at the White House United State of Women Summit on June 14, 2016.
Equitable Growth’s Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey talks with economist Claudia Goldin of Harvard University about her research on the gender wage gap, how it stems from the hours some occupations, and some...
Hard work is part and parcel of the American Dream, but at a certain point, working excessive hours can be detrimental to families, businesses, and the U.S. economy. While there are federal laws that govern...
While women in young families have increased their work hours as much as women in working-age families, young families have seen much smaller growth in women’s wages compared to working-age families.
Last week we published an interactive graph showing trends in U.S. labor force participation since 1975, using data from the Current Population Survey. While that graph lets you select which […]
If you want to know how the labor market has changed over time, you usually look at the unemployment rate or maybe the employment-to-population ratio. But while those summary statistics […]
Card and Krueger discuss the origins of empirical techniques they advanced, how the United States is falling behind when it comes to data, and two conflicting threads of contemporary economic theory.
This issue brief explores the role that women’s added work hours and earnings play in families across income and race and ethnicity in the United States.
Heather Boushey and Byron Auguste, Managing Director of Opportunity@Work, discuss current problems with the labor market, how the problems may be mostly on the demand side, and how we might “rewire” the labor market.