Among 41 nations, U.S. is the outlier when it comes to paid parental leave
Despite shifting responsibilities for American parents, the U.S. is the only one of 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents.
10 facts about American workers
More than 150 million Americans are part of the U.S. workforce. Here’s what we know about who they are, what they do and the U.S. working environment in general.
Research in the Crowdsourcing Age, a Case Study
How scholars, companies and workers are using Mechanical Turk, a ‘gig economy’ platform, for tasks computers can’t handle
Racial, gender wage gaps persist in U.S. despite some progress
Looking at gender, race and ethnicity combined, all groups, with the exception of Asian men, lag behind white men in terms of median hourly earnings.
Social Media and the Workplace
Workers turn to social media for a range of reasons while at work, with taking a mental break and connecting with friends and family being among the most common.
More older Americans are working, and working more, than they used to
More Americans ages 65 and older are employed than at any time since at least 2000, and they’re spending more time on the job.
Latinos Increasingly Confident in Personal Finances, See Better Economic Times Ahead
Hispanics have become more upbeat about their personal finances and their financial future since the Great Recession, with 81% saying that they expect their family’s financial situation to improve in the next year.
For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds
For the first time since 1880, Americans ages 18 to 34 are more likely to be living with their parent(s) than in a household shared with a spouse or partner.
Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy
The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of many Americans, raiding difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide.
Cost-of-living disparities within states complicate minimum-wage debate
The cost of living can vary widely not just from state to state but within individual states, which can make setting an appropriate minimum wage more difficult.