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The Cost of Gender Inequality

This piece, first published on October 22, 2014, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Testing vs. Discretion: How Should Firms Hire Their Employees?

New research analyzes how hiring decisions made using job assessments versus manager discretion impact employee retention and productivity.

The Interaction between Family Networks and Labor Markets: Evidence from West Africa

Research exposes the significant impact of family networks on labor market dynamics in developing countries.

Down on the Farm: Agricultural workers receive lower wages than other workers

New research shows that increased urbanization may be a positive development because of a persistent “productivity gap” that exists between agricultural workers and workers employed in other sectors of the economy.

Big Health Meets Big Labor: The Effect of the ACA on Labor Markets

Although primarily concerning health policy, the ACA's aftershocks could ripple through the labor market. Recent research suggests increased public health insurance may decrease employment.

The Cost of Gender Inequality

Beyond issues of gender equity and human development, research points to damaging economic consequences for regions with large gender gaps in education and employment.

The Welfare Investment: How Child Sponsorship Is Tied to Future Education and Employment

Children participating in an international sponsorship program are more likely to attain higher education and formal employment.

Do you want a higher minimum wage with that?

This classic study of fast food restaurants challenged economic orthodoxy on the minimum wage.

Paid Family Leave Pays in the Long Run

Paid family leave is associated with increased employment and earnings.

Filling in the Missing Pieces for Job Training Programs

Job providers focus on one or two niche industries to maximize impact for low-income, low-skilled workers.

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