Education & Workforce Development

Building and maintaining skills for the labor force is a lifelong process, starting with prekindergarten programs and continuing throughout a worker’s career. The Upjohn Institute’s research elucidates how each learning stage and program contributes to a strong workforce.


Student gender affects access to information on careers

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

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.

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Place-Based Jobs Policies

June 14, 2019 · Research

Upjohn Institute report offers ideas to help communities build broadly-shared prosperity

March 14, 2019 · Research Highlight
Report outlines strategies that small and medium-sized cities, along with rural areas, can follow to create jobs for their residents

College Does Help the Poor

May 23, 2018 · Research

Pre-K Effectiveness at a Large Scale

April 1, 2018 · Research

Improving Economic Development Incentives

March 26, 2018 · Research