Skills and Future of Work

If Washington wants to show voters that government is doing something more than simply saying no or being ideologically dug in, then lawmakers and the administration should work to advance a set of actionable technology policy measures that would grow the U.S. economy.
Skills and Future of Work
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May 7, 2021
The reality is that most of the labor markets with high levels of employer concentration are rural and small-town areas with few employers overall.
May 3, 2021
If the United States wants to be globally competitive in automation-related technologies, especially vis-à-vis China, then policies to ensure higher wages for low-skilled workers are key, including expansionary fiscal and monetary policy for full employment, stronger limits on low-skill immigration, and a higher minimum wage.
April 19, 2021
Although online freelance work will certainly keep growing in the years ahead, policymakers and businesses should see it as temporary work for small projects, rather than a new source of sustainable, long-term job creation.
April 19, 2021
There is a deep disconnect between the U.S. education system and the workplace. How can policymakers bridge the gap and create clear pathways to good jobs?
March 31, 2021
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan proposes many laudable and much-needed investments and programmatic improvements to America’s innovation system. But they will only succeed if they are part of a holistic approach that’s complemented by other equally necessary policies, such as investments in workforce training and STEM education, and maintaining robust IP protections.
March 22, 2021
Migrants to the U.S. are more likely to choose academic careers, and among those who choose academic careers, migrants to the U.S. are more productive than stayers.
January 19, 2021
Automation’s effect on labor demand has long been seen by the public as negative. Japanese researchers challenged this perception when they examined robots’ impact on employment across a range of Japanese industries from 1978 to 2017.
January 4, 2021
If Washington wants to show voters that government is doing something more than simply saying no or being ideologically dug in, then lawmakers and the administration should work to advance a set of actionable technology policy measures that would grow the U.S. economy.
December 10, 2020
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion on a new report exploring what steps Congress, the NSF, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) should take to increase access to HPC resources for AI researchers in the United States.
December 7, 2020
Rob and Jackie discuss the state of computer science education in the United States and abroad—and why policymakers need to provide support—with Pat Yongpradit, chief academic officer for Code.org.

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