Thursday, February 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST
New technologies and alternative work arrangements are transforming the American labor market. Can businesses, workers, and policymakers leverage the ingenuity that created the dynamic 21st-century workplace to improve pathways to upward mobility?
An idea proposal under the Partnership’s jobs strategy, Imagining a Future of Work That Fosters Mobility for All discusses how to transform jobs with low wages, erratic hours, and limited benefits into good jobs. The paper proposes using care work as a case study that could provide insights into how to upgrade jobs across other sectors.
Lawrence Katz, Member, US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty; Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Ai-jen Poo, Member, US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty; Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Codirector, Caring Across Generations
Nisha G. Patel, Executive Director, US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, Urban Institute
Paper: Imagining a Future of Work That Fosters Mobility for Allevents@urban.org.