Aug 24, 2016
RAND is conducting a year-long, multi-method study to understand whether New York City's Scholars at Work program is effectively preparing youth in the city for opportunities in the labor market.
To promote workforce development at home and abroad, RAND Labor and Population helps public and private sector decisionmakers understand how to keep workers productive, knowledgeable, and engaged.
RAND Labor and Population researchers conduct wide-ranging research on labor markets—analyzing wages, employment, demographics, and other dynamics; making informed projections of skill demand; identifying constraints on growth; and recommending pathways to progress. Our recent work includes assessments of the health of Mongolia's labor market, informal sector growth in Bangladesh, manufacturing in India, and tourism in California.
RAND Labor and Population researchers identify the most optimal ways to prepare tomorrow's workers to compete in the globally connected workplace, to enhance the skills of current workers, and to integrate disadvantaged populations into the workforce. Our recent research in this area includes helping to reduce youth unemployment in targeted countries, boosting employment among U.S. veterans, connecting the unemployed with jobs in New Orleans, supporting the welfare-to-work transitions of low-income parents in California, and training workers for jobs in the energy sector in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Generalizes the case study synthetic control estimator to permit estimation of the effect of multiple treatment variables, which can be discrete or continuous, then estimates the impact of the minimum wage on the employment rate of teenagers.
Uses comprehensive administrative social security records data on the universe of Austrian workers to identify and precisely estimate the elasticity of disability insurance claiming with respect to benefit generosity in the United States.
Using data from the Financial Crisis Surveys collected in the American Life Panel, this study estimates the causal effect of work transitions, in particular unemployment and reemployment, on subjective well-being between November 2009 and April 2013 in the US.
This paper reports results from a resume-based field experiment designed to examine employer preferences for job applicants who attended for-profit colleges.
This report examines the involvement of the private sector in youth skills and employment in low- and middle-income countries.
Reviews competing theories about the causes of informality in developing countries and uses new data to determine the reasons for informality in Indonesia.
Using data from the RAND American Life Panel, this paper quantifies the frequency that employers violate the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime rules.
Drawing on Mongolian and international data, RAND analyzed the Mongolian labor market and compared it internationally. Based on an original survey, this report also examines challenges young people face in employment and education in Mongolia.
The study addresses the issue of improving the private-sector labor market in the Kurdistan Region–Iraq. Doing so will involve creating mechanisms by which job-seekers can develop the right skills and employers can find the employees they need.