Global Economic Outlook 2018: Europe: Preparing for Slower Growth
November 2017 | Key Business Issues
Most economies in Europe are enjoying robust growth momentum, with consumer spending in the driving seat. This may well continue into the first half of 2018, though we expect a gradual move toward slower trend growth.
Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2018
November 2017 | Economics Program Working Paper Series
This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2018 which includes growth projections for 11 major regions and individual estimates for 33 mature and 36 emerging market economies for 2018–2022, and 2023–2027.
Job Satisfaction 2017 Edition: More Opportunity and Satisfaction in a Tighter Labor Market
September 2017 | Research Report
Job satisfaction has improved for the sixth year in a row, and much of the improvement is due to the improvement in the labor market. The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey explains this trend and other useful insights about US employees’ sentiments about work based on our annual survey.
Trade under Attack and Necessary Remedies for Dislocation from Economic Change
August 2017 | Committee for Economic Development
Trade has helped the US economy grow overall, but not every worker has benefited from it. Rather than protecting individual jobs, the US must create policies that help individual workers.
China Center Chart Dive: China's labor compensation share of GDP is on the rise; this should be good for consumption in the near-term
August 2017 | China Center Publications
High household savings rates have worked to constrain consumption in China for a long time. However, recent data suggests a decline in Chinese savings rates. This may partially explain the resilience of consumption growth in China, even as the country’s overall economic growth continues to slow.
US Salary Increase Budgets for 2018
July 2017 | Research Report
The projected total median increase in budgets for 2018 across all employee categories remains at 3.00 percent overall, unchanged for more than half a decade.
Turning Silver into Gold: Tapping into the Mature Workforce to Close Europe's Widening Talent Gaps
July 2017 | Key Business Issues
Europe's workforce is aging and possibly shrinking as well. Retaining and retraining mature workers can help stem the tide of workforce defections and fill in skills gaps.
China Center Chart Dive: Workforce skill gaps loom large for Made in China 2025
June 2017 | China Center Publications
Talent challenges are likely to drag on the progress of China’s major new plan to modernize and upgrade its manufacturing sector, the controversial and contentious “Made in China 2025” initiative.
Immigration Policy That Works: Bringing Foreign-Born Workers into High-Shortage Occupations to Grow Our Economy
June 2017 | Committee for Economic Development
This policy brief recommends steps to reform immigration policy, including suggestions for employing both native-born workers and immigrants to flexibly address looming labor shortages.
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.