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Have Home, Won’t Travel: How Housing Values Impact Labor Mobility

The terms “economic mobility” and “social mobility” are used figuratively to describe ascending the wealth ladder, usually by accruing income....

How Far Would You Travel for Work? Disentangling the Effects of Geography, Job Search and Employment

After the financial crisis, the number of unemployed workers in the United States reached nearly 15 million in 2009 and...

Standing out from the Crowd: How College Degrees, Internships, and Academic Performance Influence Hiring Decisions

A new study uses experimental data from a resume audit to determine whether college degrees and internship experience have an impact on job opportunities for recent college graduates.

A city with soul: Director of Finance Brian Collins addresses the future of Memphis

Brian Collins, Director of Finance for the City of Memphis, talks about his city’s determination in the face of financial and socio-economic adversity.

Countdown to Election: Quinn v Rauner, who’s telling the truth about Illinois’ economy?

“Illinois has added 257,000 private sector jobs.” This is what voters see when they look at Governor Quinn’s evaluation of...

Does America deserve a raise? Everything you need to know about the minimum wage.

The story of the minimum wage in six graphs. This is the first installment of our weeklong series on the minimum wage.

Do Employers Care About Potential Employees’ Long-term Unemployment Spells?

Long-term unemployment spells do not influence employers’ hiring decisions according to new research in the American Economic Review.

The State of the Union in Brief

To encourage evidence-based policy, CPR lists some of the most relevant research on President Obama's policy proposals in the State of the Union.

The Job-Skills Mismatch

Understanding why the US economy has done a poor job of matching workers to openings in the wake of the Great Recession.

Negotiating Your Way Out of the Binder

What role does the willingness to negotiate for salaries play in the gender gap?

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