Labor market recovery and wage growth unequal across age groups after pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic severely depressed U.S. labor force participation. Although the pandemic has eased, people ages 20–24 and those over 55 have been less likely to return to the workforce.
August 02, 2023
EITC increases labor force participation among married Black mothers
Research has shown that the Earned Income Tax Credit, the largest of the U.S. antipoverty programs, boosts labor force participation among single mothers. It does not, in the aggregate, have the same effect on married mothers.
June 21, 2023
Demographic disparities among disconnected young adults persist but are narrowing over time
This article sheds light on how several demographic groups have differed in their response to business cycles over time and how their disconnection rates have changed in recent years.
April 26, 2023
Young adults are disconnected from work and school due to long-term labor force trends
The sharp rise during the pandemic in young people who are neither in school nor working—often referred to as “opportunity youth”—is the exacerbation of a problem that has gradually worsened in the past two decades.
April 06, 2023
Did expanded Child Tax Credit enable parents in financially vulnerable households to work during pandemic?
Social scientists have found in some instances that safety-net programs sometimes reduce recipients’ incentive to work and thereby provide a headwind to U.S. economic growth.
February 28, 2023
All Eyes on Texas: Community Colleges Focus on Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow
This report examines how Texas community colleges can fulfill their unique mission through measures including additional funding, greater outreach with business and recognition that many students seek specific skills training.
January 23, 2023
Broadband access opens doors to education, jobs and economic opportunity. It’s something every community needs to thrive.
October 16, 2022
Black workers, mothers leaving early education and child care jobs amid health risks, low pay
Understanding which teachers were likelier to leave the industry over the past two years and the factors that could have influenced their decision to leave are at the heart of this study.
August 11, 2022
Lowest-income workers see accelerated earnings growth during pandemic
In many respects, the pandemic has disproportionately harmed low-income workers. Earnings growth, triggered by labor shortages and high turnover rates, could be a rare exception.
August 08, 2022
Economy's essential early care and education industry recovering but still faces labor shortfall
When the pandemic first struck and many child care centers closed, ECE worker unemployment spiked. Now that two years have passed since the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, to what extent has the industry recovered?
May 16, 2022