Research Highlights

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.

Well-targeted job creation policies can improve employment rates in distressed communities

February 1, 2021 · Research Highlight
Research finds local employment rates increase three times as much if jobs are targeted at more-distressed local labor markets.

Seasonal workers don’t make up for lost hours by taking other jobs

December 21, 2020 · Research Highlight
New research finds that seasonal workers and others in their household don’t make up for the lost earnings during their off-season by finding other work.

Study finds up to 7.7 million lost jobs with employer-sponsored health insurance during COVID pandemic in U.S.

October 7, 2020 · Research Highlight
Nearly 7 million dependents affected; disproportionate effects on manufacturing sector, women and workers 35-54

CARES Act provided a lifeline to low-wage workers and the economy

September 9, 2020 · Research Highlight
Pandemic benefits gave the lowest quarter of earners a weekly pay boost of 20 percent or more, paper finds.

Addressing unemployment and poverty: A Labor Day message from Upjohn Institute President Michael Horrigan

September 4, 2020 · Research Highlight
Michael Horrigan: Getting America back to work with the dignity that every American worker deserves on this and every Labor Day.

Parents' unemployment can hurt children's lifelong earnings

August 26, 2020 · Research Highlight
Children whose parents lose jobs before a major educational decision are less likely to finish college.