Labor and Employment

Globalization, the digital revolution, and the lingering effects of the great recession have significantly changed the kinds of work Americans do, how they do that work, and what and how they get paid. Understanding these trends is a vital first step in responding to them in productive ways.

NORC has been on the forefront of helping businesses, government agencies, and other stakeholders explore national and global employment trends, studying issues as diverse as how Americans age through the workforce, the re-integration of exoffenders into the labor market, the career arcs of doctoral degree holders in the STEM fields, and the effectiveness of youth vocational training in the developing world.