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  • A woman looks for information on the application for unemployment support at the New Orleans Office of Workforce Development in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 13, 2020, photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters

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    Laid Off More, Hired Less: Black Workers in the COVID-19 Recession

    Sep 29, 2020

    As the U.S. economy tries to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are adding workers to their teams, yet one group is being picked last: Black workers. Getting back into a job later could do lasting harm to millions of Black Americans' incomes and wealth accumulation for years.

  • Women at Azhar Park in Cairo, Egypt, October 2008, photo by Claudia Wiens/Alamy

    Report

    Women in Egypt Face Barriers to Employment

    Apr 21, 2020

    Large gains in educational attainment among women in Egypt have not been matched with gains in the workplace. Obstacles preventing them from securing employment include tensions between work and family responsibilities, lack of mobility, wage gaps, and fear of sexual harassment.

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    Journal Article

    Bias in the Legal Profession: Self-Assessed Versus Statistical Measures of Discrimination

    This article uses data from the After the J.D. study to compare standard Blinder-Oaxaca measures of earnings discrimination to self-reported measures of client discrimination, other work-related discrimination, and harassment.

    Dec 11, 2020

  • News Release

    News Release

    Survey Estimates More Than 1 in 4 FEMA Workers Experienced Civil Rights Violations

    About 29% of employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency experienced a sex- or race/ethnicity-based civil rights violation in the past year, according to research undertaken by the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC), a federally funded research and development center operated by the RAND Corporation under contract with the Department of Homeland Security.

    Dec 2, 2020

  • FEMA staff at a mobile center assist residents with registration and answer questions about disaster-assistance programs in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, September 2020, photo by FEMA

    Research Brief

    Harassment and Discrimination in the FEMA Workplace

    A survey of FEMA personnel found that 29 percent of employees experienced a sex- or race/ethnicity–based civil rights violation in the past year. The survey results reveal areas in need of improvement and will help guide FEMA leadership decisions about programming and policy responses.

    Dec 2, 2020

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    Report

    Harassment and Discrimination on the Basis of Gender and Race/Ethnicity in the FEMA Workforce

    Researchers assessed the prevalence and characteristics of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, racial/ethnic harassment, and racial/ethnic discrimination at FEMA. This report documents the survey results.

    Dec 2, 2020

  • Blog

    Drug Prices, China, Workplace Harassment: RAND Weekly Recap

    This weekly recap focuses on U.S. prescription drug prices, how not to confront China, sexual harassment in today's workplace, and more.

    Sep 27, 2019

  • A woman at a desk upset by something on a laptop, photo by fizkes/Getty Images

    Q&A

    Sexual Harassment in Today's Rapidly Changing Workplace

    Carra Sims, a senior behavioral and social scientist, has studied sexual harassment in the workplace for over a decade. In this Q&A, she discusses the changes that have taken place in recent years and the issue of accountability in matrixed organizations and in the gig economy.

    Sep 23, 2019

  • Equations and formulas behind scales of justice, images by monsitj and DNY59/Getty Images

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    Addressing the Challenges of Algorithmic Equity

    Social institutions increasingly use algorithms for decisionmaking purposes. How do different perspectives on equity or fairness inform the use of algorithms in the context of auto insurance pricing, job recruitment, and criminal justice?

    Jul 11, 2019

  • Protesters gather to the #unteilbar demonstration in Berlin, Germany, October 13, 2018

    Commentary

    Berlin Protests Highlight Need for Sound Employment Discrimination Laws in Germany

    Germany has a legal tradition and a strong constitution that promotes equality for all those living within its borders. That tradition could end up being a factor as German policymakers consider whether it is advantageous for the nation as a whole that the newest members of its society should have the necessary legal protections to succeed socially and economically.

    Nov 15, 2018

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Gender and Physician Specialization and Practice Settings in Ecuador: A Qualitative Study

    More women than men are now doctors in Ecuador, but gender norms still exert strong influence on female physicians' choice of specialty and practice setting.

    Dec 8, 2016

  • A military job fair in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

    Report

    10 FAQs About Veterans' Transitions to Civilian Life

    The transition from military service to the civilian world can be challenging, especially for veterans with no prior civilian work experience and those with injuries or disabilities. A decade of research addressing these veterans' issues is summarized in ten questions and answers.

    May 23, 2016

  • Panel discussion at screening of Food Chains on February 11, 2015

    Event

    A Movement to Ensure Fairness for Farmworkers

    A screening of the documentary Food Chains was followed by a discussion about farmworkers and their contribution to agriculture and our food supply.

    Feb 11, 2015

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Discouraged Workers? Job Search Outcomes of Older Workers

    To what extent can the elderly readily find suitable jobs? In the context of a theoretical job search model, we examine the decision to search for a job and the probability of transitioning to employment using a large sample of non-workers from the Health and Retirement Study.

    Jan 1, 2006

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    Coreen Farris

    Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Indiana University Bloomington

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    Kirsten M. Keller

    Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, University of Maryland; M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology, University of Maryland; B.A. in psychology, Franklin and Marshall College

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    Maria C. Lytell

    Associate Director, Personnel, Training, and Health Program, RAND Arroyo Center
    Education Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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    Miriam Matthews

    Associate Director, Workforce, Development, and Health Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in social psychology, Claremont Graduate University

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    David Schulker

    Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; MPhil in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; BS in economics, U.S. Air Force Academy