Research Highlights

Higher-wage workers can bargain for more pay, others more likely to quit

January 11, 2022 · Research Highlight
Getting a raise in a secondary job can lead to better pay at the primary job, but only for higher-wage workers.

Upjohn Institute staff presenting at 2022 ASSA conference

January 6, 2022 · Research Highlight
The conference was held remotely Jan. 7-9

Upjohn Institute announces 2021 Dissertation Award winner and honorable mentions

October 26, 2021 · Research Highlight
The annual awards go to the best Ph.D. dissertations on employment policies and issues.

Book explores whether surveys of workforce training program participants are useful

October 14, 2021 · Research Highlight
The authors are the first to assess such measures, despite their widespread use.

Report helps policymakers turn economic upheaval into opportunity

August 16, 2021 · Research Highlight
A Moment of Opportunity: Strategies for Inclusive Economic Growth

Student gender affects access to information on careers

May 26, 2021 · Research Highlight
The disparity may deter more women from their preferred career path.

Tuition-free scholarships may blunt effects of recession, but not everyone benefits equally

April 30, 2021 · Research Highlight
Pandemic recession brought drops in enrollment. Photo: Allison Shelley/EDUimages

Promise scholarships get graduates into good jobs—if the jobs are there

April 22, 2021 · Research Highlight
Research shows graduates may move away if there aren't enough good job opportunities nearby. Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages

Change could make child-care credit work for lowest-income working families

March 24, 2021 · Research Highlight
Making the credit refundable would benefit the poorest working families and narrow the gaps between white and nonwhite households

Pandemic restrictions and shutdowns don't have lasting effect on jobs, new research finds

February 15, 2021 · Research Highlight
Restrictions reduce employment while they're in place but deaths from the virus have a lasting drag on employment.