Labor Markets Center Publications

2017

  1. China Center Chart Dive: Older aged, higher educated women—a promising, underutilized talent pool in China

    May 2017 | China Center Publications

    Despite the strong increase in female educational attainment levels in China over the past decade, there are still stark disparities in labor participation rates between men and women.

  2. China Center Chart Dive: Chinese population inflows concentrated in 15 cities

    May 2017 | China Center Publications

    Despite headlines about high real estate prices and skyrocketing living costs in China’s more developed cities, our research finds that advanced cities are still attracting the lion’s share of population inflows.

  3. China Center Chart Dive: Some progress visible in labor productivity growth

    April 2017 | China Center Publications

    In 2016, China’s industrial employment shrunk by 5.9 million workers, a -6 percent year-on-year decrease. The drop was partly the result of the government-led campaign to reduce overcapacity, but it also suggests some progress in industrial automation.

  4. Broken American Dream—Viewed through the Lens of Europe

    April 2017 | Executive Action Report

    In their new book Sustaining Capitalism, authors Steve Odland and Joseph Minarik at the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board detail solutions for restoring trust in the American system. What can Europe learn from proposed solutions for the United States?

  5. China Center Chart Dive: Be Aware of China's Impending Retirement Surge

    February 2017 | China Center Publications

    The age-group composition of China’s population has reached a critical turning point: over the next 15 years, its old-age dependency ratio will double.

  6. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The biggest challenges for CEOs in 2017 come from global volatility and unprecedented disruption. Leaders are coping by focusing on talent, culture, and fiscal discipline, according to our annual CEO survey.

  7. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Human Capital Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The human capital challenge for businesses in 2017 is about culture and talent. In a year of disruption, CEO respondents to our annual survey emphasize the need for strong organizational cultures that foster inclusiveness.

  8. China Center Chart Dive: China's Long March toward a Diminishing Labor Supply

    January 2017 | China Center Publications

    China is currently experiencing a pronounced demographic shift that will have a serious impact on MNCs in China. Over the past decade, it has transformed from a nation with an abundance of young people to one with an increasingly aged population.

2016

  1. China Center Quick Note: The US election-an unexpected de-stabilizer

    November 2016 | China Center Publications

    Donald Trump’s likely behavior toward China is almost entirely unknowable; until more of his intentions are clarified MNC leaders will need to adjust to a period of persistent uncertainty.

  2. Global Economic Outlook 2017 US: Managing Risks and Opportunities as Slow Growth Lingers

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues

    As the US economy settles into a dismal 2 percent growth rate, what can businesses expect? Higher labor costs and rising interest rates. Smart companies will invest in innovation to increase productivity.