Kalamazoo Promise statistics for 2020: Enrollment down for community colleges, up for 4-year colleges
Updated usage and success measures for the Kalamazoo Promise have been posted at upjohn.org
Younger workers’ share of the aggregate earnings power of all newly hired workers is dropping
The deadline to apply for the awards is January 22, 2021.
Upjohn Institute New Hires Quality Index crests new record high, but few in non-metropolitan areas share in the recovery
While the pandemic recession has disproportionately hurt workers of color, the New Hires Quality Index shows the hiring picture may not be as bleak as commonly thought.
This year's winner is Claire Montialoux. Honorable mentions are Jonas Cederlöf and John Grigsby.
Tim Bartik proposes block grant to help distressed communities recover from recession and create jobs
These areas already lacked sufficient jobs before the COVID-19 recession and could fall farther behind without help.
Each Labor Day, Index creator Brad Hershbein examines trends in actual, reported wages of newly hired workers and compares these with the New Hires Quality Index.
Watch video of Upjohn Institute Senior Economist Christopher O'Leary on the C-SPAN morning program Washington Journal.
Aid to state and local governments is a key sticking point in ongoing Congressional negotiations over a new pandemic economic relief deal. Those governments are best positioned to boost jobs in economically distressed areas, according to a new policy paper from Upjohn Institute Senior Economist Timothy Bartik, but the Pandemic Recession has hit state and local budgets hard.
Economic Development Quarterly Issues Call for Proposals on Inclusive Economic Development and Recovery
2021 National Economic Summit on Inclusive Economic Development and Recovery Strategies to be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on September 23 and 24, 2021.
National Academy of sciences committee chaired by Susan Houseman releases report on alternative work arrangements
"Contingent Work and Alternative Work Arrangements"
New working paper and policy brief show that towns reduced permitted housing units by 21 percent after the switch.
The Upjohn Institute invites submissions for its annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues. A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.
Watch Upjohn Institute President Michael Horrigan moderate a panel with Commissioner William Beach of the Bureau of Labor Statistics; Mary Bohman, Acting Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis; and Ron Jarmin, Deputy Director of the U.S. Census Bureau
"We recognize the vital importance of addressing and correcting historical wrongs and are working to ensure the representation of people of color at every level within our Institute."
"Five billion dollars may sound like a lot of money. But it is a small price to pay to improve prospects for workers and businesses alike."