Firm Size and Employment Dynamics
Large firms have been creating a significantly higher fraction of jobs since the Great Recession.
Out-of-school suspensions and parental involvement in children’s education
Do parents alter their investment in their child?s human capital in response to changes in school inputs? If they do, then ignoring this effect will bias the estimates of school and parental inputs in educational production functions. This paper tries to answer this question by studying out-of-school suspensions and their effect on parental involvement in children?s education. The use of out-of- school suspensions is the novelty of this paper. Out-of-school suspensions are chosen by the teacher or the principal of the school and not by parents, but they are a consequence of student ...
Aging and the Economy: The Japanese Experience
Because of its unusually high percentage of older people, Japan is heavily analyzed by other developed economies for studying the impact of aging on a macroeconomy. Does a large older population affect such things as output, inflation and labor force participation?
Is involuntary part-time employment different after the great recession?
The unemployment rate has been declining significantly since the Great Recession ended; however, the ranks of those involuntarily working part time have been declining at a slower pace. How does this situation compare with what happened after previous recessions?
District Overview: Track Records for District, Nation Differ on Startups, Which Are an Important Driver of Job Growth
While the Eighth District?s track record on business startups is less impressive than that of the nation since 2006, the District performed better than the nation over the same time period in regard to business shutdowns.
Youth Labor Force Participation Continues To Fall, but It Might Be for a Good Reason
Workforce participation has declined among those 16 to 24, but there may be good reasons for this. An analysis by age, gender and education looks at who is in school and who is not.
A closer look at the decline in the labor force participation rate
The labor force participation rate has fallen from over 67 percent in 2000 to almost 63 percent today. Among the reasons are the downward trends in the percentages of women and young people in the labor force.
College degrees: why aren't more people making the investment?
The benefits of a college diploma are many, including higher pay, lower unemployment, maybe even better health. Yet many high school graduates still do not pursue a college degree. This article examines several key reasons why more people aren?t making this investment in themselves.
Changes in the racial earnings gap since 1960
Income inequality between races has been a widely used indicator of economic prosperity and opportunity (or the lack thereof) within the diverse population of the U.S. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal, thus improving the quality of education and providing more job opportunities for African-Americans. Nevertheless, disparities remain.