Research Brief Sep 11, 2019

Disability and Distress: The Effect of Disability Programs on Financial Outcomes

The benefits of disability payments are easy to intuit when thinking hypothetically about the US...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
Research Brief Sep 11, 2019

Who is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs

However, the process is much more complicated. The forms are long and complex, including detailed medical...
video Apr 15, 2019

Conference Spotlight: Gender and the Labor Market

On March 8 and 9, 2019, BFI’s Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
Research Brief Jan 15, 2019

The Aggregate Implications of Regional Business Cycles

Erik Hurst
In other words, regional economies experience business cycles that are related to but, in some...
Topics:  Employment & Wages
video Nov 9, 2018

Friedman Forum: The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination

How is a woman’s life influenced by where she grew up and where she lives...
Research Brief Aug 1, 2018

The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination

Kerwin Kofi Charles
What type of life experiences will these women have in terms of the work they...
Research Brief Jul 1, 2018

Divergent Paths: A New Perspective on Earnings Differences Between Black and White Men Since 1940

Kerwin Kofi Charles
What that means is that a median black man’s earnings today, relative to a median...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
video Mar 5, 2018

Friedman Forum: The Effect of Technology on the Labor Supply of Young Men and Women, Featuring Booth’s Erik Hurst

Erik Hurst
Erik Hurst, the V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business,...