Four reasons to thank a child care provider this holiday season

Interviews with child care providers show how they help low-income parents stay employed.

Apprenticeships can help a divided Congress find common ground on economic mobility

Apprenticeships could provide millions of Americans with rewarding job and training opportunities—a shared goal of nearly every policymaker.

Algorithms risk perpetuating bias in hiring. How can employers use them to make hiring more inclusive?

Amazon reportedly discovered that its artificial intelligence–based hiring tool developed a bias against women.

Are median incomes actually stagnating? How we calculate housing costs affects the answer

Researchers calculating income growth by adjusting for inflation rarely offset increases in income for homeowners.

New evidence shows the safety net reduces Americans’ material hardship by 48 percent

The American economy has seen strong growth and low unemployment, but many families continue to struggle.

How is technological advancement changing the labor market?

Millions of jobs could be lost as a result of new technologies, but millions of jobs will also be created.

What areas could benefit most from Jeff Bezos’s preschool initiative?

One can take varying approaches to identify areas most in need of new preschools.

Three ways technology can help nontraditional students succeed in online coursework

In 2016, 31.6 percent of higher education students took at least one distance education course.

After 50 years of progress and protest, America is still a land of unequal opportunity

Fifty years ago, the Kerner Commission said we were “moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.”

The 2020 Census is complex, vulnerable, and vital to our democracy

Orchestrating a census of more than 300 million people requires 10 years of significant preparation, funding, and labor.