The most important policy to boost economic opportunity is one that focuses on shifting the occupational mix toward fewer low-wage jobs and more middle-wage ones.
Labor Markets and Skills
February 15, 2017
Fact of the Week: Automation Is Not the Culprit Behind Sluggish Employment Growth in the Years Following the Great Recession
After analyzing technological change over recessions and across OECD countries, economists find that it wasn't at fault for sluggish employment growth in the United States post-Great Recession, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 12, 2016
A new paper from the Center for European Economic Research finds that innovation leads to more jobs, not fewer, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 6, 2016
ITIF summarized the state of U.S. digital education as part of the European Commission’s eSkills for Jobs 2016 campaign.
December 1, 2016
Confusion about job creation is leading to the serious policy mistake of ignoring stagnant U.S. productivity, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
November 29, 2016
Fact of the Week: Married Women In America Are 4.1 Percentage Points More Likely Than Single Women To Enter The Workforce When They Have Broadband Service At Home
Greater diffusion of home broadband since the early 2000s has been especially beneficial toward married women seeking to join the labor force, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 18, 2016
Stephen Ezell presented on the impact of digitialization and robotitization at the OECD’s "The Next Production Revolution" conference in Stockholm, Sweden on November 18, 2016.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
November 15, 2016
While most Americans are empowered by data and technology in many aspects of their lives, U.S. schools are largely failing to use data to transform and improve education.
November 15, 2016
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on a forthcoming report examining how the United States can build a data-driven education system, the benefits of a data-driven approach, and how to overcome the considerable challenges these innovations face.
October 19, 2016
In a presentation to European Parliament, Rob Atkinson explained that Europe and the U.S. both invent at the same rate, but the major difference between their tech ecosystems is that the U.S. innovates more and scales faster.