• About the Author: Diane Lim, Ph.D.

    Diane Lim is a principal economist at The Conference Board, where she develops, conducts, and communicates research as part of The Conference Board’s economics program. She studies and speaks on…

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12 Dec. 2017 | Comments (0)
Better Understanding Foreign Labor Markets: Introducing TCB’s Labor Market Institutions Handbook
The Labor Market Institutions Handbook: Find for 63 countries an exhaustive range of quantitative and qualitative labor market data.…

26 Aug. 2016 | Comments (0)
Miracle Cure? Why We Should Open the Door to More Foreign-Trained Nurses
Perhaps no profession better illustrates the difficulty of crafting broadly applicable, temporary and permanent skilled worker visa regulations than d…

29 Apr. 2016 | Comments (0)
The Work That Can’t Be Offshored or Automated
If you ask the man or woman on the street what he or she considers the “hot” new jobs of the future, chances are they’ll bring up some sexy-sounding t…

21 Sep. 2015 | Comments (0)
What Makes for a Satisfying Job? (Apparently, It’s Not All About the Money.)
Today, our colleagues at The Conference Board released the latest edition of their Job Satisfaction report. As labor markets have (slowly) “tightened”…

30 Jul. 2015 | Comments (0)
Is It Good or Bad to Work Part Time? Pros and Cons for the Economy
There are many good economic reasons for and positive outcomes associated with this trend of rising part-time employment, but there are also some not-…

01 Jun. 2015 | Comments (0)
Why Are There More (Of Some) Part-Time Workers? And What Do Women (And Even Men) Have To Do With It?
The number of people working “part time for economic reasons” has continued to fall, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent employme…