Economic mobility and inequality
Prospects for economic mobility in the labor market have stagnated over recent decades, widening wage and income inequality and exacerbating racial inequities among US workers. Urban analyzes how economic forces, public policies, employer practices, and socioeconomic factors outside work shape workers’ upward mobility. We also examine potential solutions for strengthening economic security, accelerating mobility, and advancing equity in the labor market. Our research provides employers, policymakers, and advocates with timely insights that can help ensure all workers have the chance to prosper.

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    Combining actionable metrics with local data and resident insights can help communities understand current conditions, identify priority issue areas, and evaluate the success of their upward mobility efforts. 




    Tags Alternative or nonstandard work arrangements Child care and workers Children's budget Family and medical leave Job search and matching Occupational segregation Technology, trade, and automation Wages and economic mobility Worker voice, representation, and power Workplace protections

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