Economy and Employment
NCLR’s economic and employment policy work encompasses job quality, employment policy, retirement security, and energy policy. Our employment research focuses on the challenges facing many Latinos in the labor market, including: limited educational attainment and English proficiency, low wages and dangerous working conditions, and limited access to training programs to improve opportunities for upward career mobility. Besides our ongoing monitoring of the impact of the recession on minority workers, upcoming research includes a report on job quality and a look at federal energy policy and green jobs. Future retirement security research will cover Latino use of 401(k) plans and Individual Retirement Accounts and wage reporting issues.
Economic and Employment Research Publications
- Fractures in the Foundation: The Latino Worker's Experience in an Era of Declining Job Quality (report, 2009)
- Insecure Retirements: Latino Participation in 401(k) Plans (statistical brief, 2009)
- Latino Poverty and Income in Focus: Examining the 2008 Census Data (fact sheet, 2009)
- Reality Check: Latino Community-Based Organizations Consider Green Jobs (roundtable, 2009)
- Dangerous Business: Implications of an EEVS for Latinos and the U.S. Workforce (factsheet, 2008)