Better Understanding Foreign Labor Markets: Introducing TCB’s Labor Market Institutions Handbook
December 12 | Diane Lim, Ph.D., Principal Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The Labor Market Institutions Handbook: Find for 63 countries an exhaustive range of quantitative and qualitative labor market data.
Has teleworking peaked? Not according to the data.
November 27 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (1)
The latest data from the American Community Survey (ACS) suggests that through 2016, the trend of shifting towards teleworking is not slowing down, but rather accelerating.
What’s new in the US labor market – November 2017 edition
November 13 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (3)
Update on the current situation of the US labor market.
How to Make Employment Fair in an Age of Contracting and Temp Work
October 05 | David Weil | Comments (0)
Every day, many of us eat at restaurants, stay at hotels, receive packages, and use our digital devices with the assumption that the company we pay for these services — Hilton, Amazon, Apple, etc. — also employs the people who deliver them. This assumption is increasingly incorrect: Our deliveries are often made by contractors and our hotel rooms are cleaned by temporary employees from staffing agencies.
Inequality Isn’t Just Due to Market Forces — It’s Caused by Decisions the Boss Makes, Too
September 22 | Adam Cobb | Comments (0)
In 1980, Jim Baron, now a professor at the Yale School of Management, and William Bielby, now a professor at the University of Illinois, published a seminal article on firms and inequality. In it, the authors, both sociologists, made a compelling argument that, to understand labor market outcomes like inequality, it wasn’t enough to look at the supply and demand for individuals’ skills. We should also look, they argued, at the decisions made by firms.
The Countries Most (and Least) Likely to be Affected by Automation
September 22 | Michael Chui, Principal and Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute | James Manyika, Director, McKinsey Global Institute | Mehdi Miremadi | Comments (0)
Around the world, automation is transforming work, business, and the economy. China is already the largest market for robots in the world, based on volume. All economies, from Brazil and Germany to India and Saudi Arabia, stand to gain from the hefty productivity boosts that robotics and artificial intelligence will bring. The pace and extent of adoption will vary from country to country, depending on factors including wage levels. But no geography and no sector will remain untouched.
Lots of Employees Get Misclassified as Contractors. Here’s Why It Matters
September 22 | David Weil | Comments (0)
The debate over the misclassification of employees — treating them as independent contractors instead of employees — pervades the modern fissured workplace.