A $1 increase in the minimum wage is associated with a 2 percent drop in the teen birth rate, suggests a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.
Access to maternity leave after the birth or adoption of a child is not improving for women, though the number of men on leave is growing. Fathers are also more likely to receive paid leave.
In some states, 20 to 30 percent of working-age adults have a physical, emotional or cognitive disability, according to a new study that looks at disability prevalence in each state.
Poor labor productivity gains are hobbling America’s economic recovery, especially in western states.
Release from prison during an economic upswing may reduce the chance an offender returns to jail, a new study finds.
A licensure exam that educators in many states must pass to become school principals may be an ineffective means of predicting future job performance, a new study suggests.
Highly skilled foreigners are behind some of America’s most celebrated innovations. A new study suggests they drive down native workers’ wages, but benefit consumers overall.
Offering every citizen a guaranteed monthly payment is an idea that has gained traction in some parts of the world. Would it really reduce poverty? We review the research.
A new study suggests the proportion of government employees who were black or white and spoke only English fell after a major U.S. city adopted a bilingual employment policy.
Robots, far more than free trade, are upending labor markets around the globe. Economists debate just how much the machines threaten our jobs.