As schools embark on a year of virtual or hybrid learning, hackers are seeking to exploit weaknesses in systems largely unprepared to fend off attacks. States must take the lead by updating technology and training users.
Skills and Future of Work
February 21, 2017
Fact of the Week: Other OECD Nations Invest Six Times More Than the U.S. on Active Labor Market Policies Such as Workforce Training and Skills Development
In 2014, other OECD countries invested 0.6 percent of their GDPs on active labor market policies, while the United States invested just 0.1 percent of its GDP. Moreover, the United States now invests less than half of what it did 30 years ago on such programs as a share of GDP, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.
February 16, 2017
Join ITIF for the first event in its @Work series to discuss insights from leading countries’ workforce retraining programs, plus leading efforts in the United States, such as the innovative efforts at LIFT, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, one of America’s new Institutes of Manufacturing Innovation. Panelists will discuss how lessons from these leading programs can translate into policies and actions bolstering America’s approach to workforce retraining.
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.