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Demand for educated, versatile workers who can interpret complex information and adapt to innovation is higher than ever. RAND pursues research that helps people, organizations, and governments understand how workers can remain engaged and productive in a changing global economy. Studies address workforce development, gender equity in the workplace, working conditions, and workplace wellness programs.

  • Doug Hassebroek eats breakfast while on a video conference call at his home in Brooklyn, April 24, 2020, photo by Caitlin Ochs/Reuters

    Report

    COVID-19 and the Changing Nature of Work

    Jun 18, 2020

    Between February and May, one in six U.S. workers lost their jobs. Most were either laid off or unable to work because of coronavirus restrictions. The ability to telecommute protected against job loss. But of course not all jobs are conducive to telecommuting.

  • Mother working at home while caring for a toddler, photo by kate_sept2004/Getty Images

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    Working Moms at Risk of Being Left Behind in Economic Recovery

    Jun 11, 2020

    At the start of 2020, even before the coronavirus pandemic upended daily life, being a working parent was a challenge. To the extent that the pandemic may intensify the perception of parenting being at odds with work, there may be devastating career consequences for both today's and tomorrow's working mothers.

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