Archive for June 2013

Black workers have little to show for big increases in educational attainment

Janelle Jones and I have a new report (pdf) out in our series on job quality. We document a large increase in the educational attainment of black workers –only about one-in-ten had a four-year college degree or more in 1979, but today the number is over one-in-four. The median black worker is also six years […]

Middle-Out Economics

The Summer 2013 issue of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, out today, has a symposium on “middle-out economics,” a term which has come to mean investing in the broad middle class, so that working families, and not the “one percent,” are the engine of economic growth. The symposium includes my call for a large increase […]