The disappearing male worker
Are men losing interest in work? Male labor force participation rates in the United States have been in steady decline since at least 1950 while women’s labor market participation steadily rose before leveling off about a decade ago. Two recent analyses of U.S. Census data document this trend and offer some unexpected reasons why this […]
Opinion of unions is up, membership down
About half of Americans have a favorable view of labor unions, up 10 percentage points since 2011.
Favorable Views of Business, Labor Rebound
Favorable opinions of both business corporations and labor unions have rebounded from record lows reached in the summer of 2011.
Young Adults Shed Debt After Recession
Young adults have shed substantially more debt than older adults did during the Great Recession and its immediate aftermath—mainly by virtue of owning fewer houses and cars and paring credit card balances.