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–The MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) and the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan



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Read more perspectives and news from the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan:

March 17, 2021

A Workplace Trend that Increases Income Inequality

New research by MIT Sloan Assistant Professor Nathan Wilmers and Clem Aeppli reveals a significant driver of the growth in wage inequality in the U.S—and it’s a phenomenon the researchers call “consolidated inequality.”
March 16, 2021

Workers Find a New Voice through Technology

MIT Sloan doctoral candidate Jenna E. Myers recently studied worker voice in the context of technology change in a small manufacturing firm—and reached some surprising conclusions.
March 15, 2021

Creating Clearer Pathways from Education to Good Jobs

Can U.S. states do a better job at offering young people paths to promising careers? In a new interview, MIT Sloan doctoral student Jenna E. Myers shares insights from her research related to that topic.

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March 30

RT @RWartzman: Must-read by @kathrynsbach & @zeynepton—"Once take-home pay data are public, investors, consumers, and even corporate boards…

March 29

RT @politico: Opinion: Pay disclosures would let employers, employees and investors all know if workers are earning enough to support thems…

March 29

RT @PrincetonUPress: Congratulations to @_elkelly and Phyllis Moen as Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do about It has been…

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