In October 2015, the Center hosted the conference “Employment, Earnings and Inequality: Realities and Opportunities in Low Wage Labor Markets.” This conference presented both quantitative and qualitative research on questions related to low wage labor markets, covering topics that include wage trends and shifts in occupations, policies that enhance wages, issues related to immigration, mobility, stigma and identity among low-skilled workers.
In this Keynote presentation, Paul Osterman discusses the low-wage labor market and policies that affect low-wage workers.
Osterman is the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management as well as a member of the Department of Urban Planning at M.I.T.
In this presentation, Jeffrey Clemens discusses his work on how the Great Recession affected employment and income for low-skilled workers. Clemens is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at UC San Diego.
In this presentation, David Pedulla discusses his work on the stigma of low-wage work based experimental field and survey evidence. Pedulla is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Research Associate of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.