The effects of rising diversity in the U.S. labor force
Far from “one of the worst deals ever made,” the 1994 trade agreement has nonetheless become a target of the Republican nominee.
A researcher who sent hundreds of fake résumés to law firms found that hiring managers were most impressed by male applicants who indicated a passion for polo and sailing.
The most frequently cited pay-gap statistic obscures the even wider gaps faced by people of color.
Elaine Flowers Duncan, an engineer at NASA, talks about what drew her to rocket science.
Ciro Gutierrez, a cleaner at the University of Connecticut, talks about the struggle of white-collar immigrants who come to the U.S. but to work in blue-collar jobs.
Home-care workers are increasingly vital to the future of our health-care system, but the problems they face are rooted in a racist and sexist history.
Legal technicalities dating back to 1922 have kept many players’ pay below poverty level.
Is there really a Millennial underemployment crisis? Yes, but only among liberal-arts majors.
Lina Estepan has two jobs—one as a bus cleaner, the other as a cafeteria worker. In an interview, she talks about the impact that a 60-hour workweek has on her life.
The automaker will transfer its U.S.-based small-car production south of the border “over the next two to three years,” its CEO says.
The rich were meant to have the most leisure time. The working poor were meant to have the least. The opposite is happening. Why?
A panel of experts gives some (pretty dispiriting) advice to a generation that will come of age as automation does.
Why is it taking so long for progressive career-and-technical models to get to students?
When men enter a female-heavy field, perceptions of women don’t improve—perceptions of the job do.
An interview with the Economist columnist Ryan Avent on his new book about how technology will change the labor force
A Columbia University sociologist found that customers’ complaints on Yelp had a lot to do with their area’s demographics.
State economies will improve if undocumented immigrants have access to a college education. But three states still ban them from pursuing one.
A court case in New York City between McDonald’s and its workers could change the way employees negotiate their pay.
Blacks are far less likely than whites to think children of color are given the same chances in life as their peers.
People support expanding pre-school for kids, but when it comes to free, public higher education, opinions split along more familiar political lines.
Hispanics and Asians, more than might be expected, tend to trust that they have a fair shot at getting ahead.