Labor Markets Publications

2017

  1. Human Capital in Europe: Forward-Thinking Strategies for Meeting the Decade's Challenges

    July 2017 | Research Report

    We find considerable alignment between what CEOs and HR executives of companies based in Europe view as their major challenges through 2020. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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.