Research Report Next50 Catalyst Brief: Job Quality
Pamela J. Loprest, Demetra Smith Nightingale, Jenny R. Yang, Steven Brown
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The Urban Institute was founded 50 years ago by President Lyndon B. Johnson to provide “power through knowledge” to help solve the problems that weighed heavily on the nation’s hearts and minds. Today, we’re exploring promising solutions to advance equity and upward mobility and identifying what transformational leaders need to know to drive forward groundbreaking ideas. This brief is one of our eight-part Catalyst series, in which we share what it would take to advance bold solutions over the next 50 years.

The brief seeks to answer the question: What would it take to achieve quality jobs for all workers?

Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Wealth and financial well-being Social safety net Workforce
Tags Families with low incomes Workforce development Public service and subsidized employment programs Employment and income data Wages and nonwage compensation Workers in low-wage jobs Labor force Work supports Beyond high school: education and training Wages and economic mobility Job quality and workplace standards