The State of the American Worker to Be Topic at RAND Policy Forum


The U.S. economy is in a state of flux. Employers have steadily added jobs since 2010, but wage growth has remained sluggish and the gap between the highest and lowest earners keeps widening. Technological change and globalization have been double-edged swords for different workers.

For 50 years, RAND Labor and Population has conducted empirical research to improve the quality, productivity and well-being of the American workforce, like The American Working Conditions Survey, one of the most in-depth surveys ever done to examine how working conditions vary in the U.S. by age, gender, and education. Join a panel of RAND analysts to discuss emerging trends in the labor market and policy options to address inequality and jobs of the future.


James Hosek, senior economist, RAND Corporation; editor, RAND Journal of Economics; professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Krishna Kumar, director, RAND Labor and Population; distinguished chair in international economic policy and senior economist, RAND Corporation; professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Kathleen Mullen, senior economist and co-author of the American Working Conditions Survey

Carter Price, mathematician, RAND Corporation

Garrett Reim (moderator) reporter, Los Angeles Business Journal


7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m.


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