Ideas Made to Matter Labor

How the gig economy can reduce unemployment and debt

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In areas where Uber operates, car owners saw fewer unemployment claims and credit delinquencies from 2012 to 2016.

Sep 29, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

Glimpsing the future of work in warehouses

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MIT Sloan doctoral candidate Alex Kowalski is researching practical ways to improve warehouse jobs.

Aug 26, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

In cities, the escalator of opportunity has stalled

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The “urban wage advantage” for workers without a college degree is sliding fast. Black men have suffered the steepest drops.

Aug 5, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Robots

Measuring the actual impact of robots on jobs

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Industrial robots do reduce jobs and wages — especially for workers in the automotive industry and certain parts of the country.

Jul 29, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

Telecommuting exposes fault lines in COVID-19 economy

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New research shows those who can’t work from home bear the brunt of the pandemic’s economic fallout — particularly women with children.

Jun 25, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

How to restart the economy with a ‘safe’ workforce

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When the time comes, restarting the economy needs to be as quick and safe as possible. Safe workers, “immunity certificates,” and digital tracking could help.

Apr 14, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

Social distancing now helps the local economy later

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Public health interventions do not depress the economy, says a new study based on data from the 1918 flu outbreak.

Apr 6, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Organizational Culture

What does remote work mean for you?

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Remote work isn’t just a way to keep employees physically healthy, it also encourages mental well-being and improved work-life balance.

Mar 16, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

3 insights into the Gen Z workforce

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What Citibank learned from 1,800 students in its university partnership program.

Jan 15, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

3 ways to reexamine the future digital workforce

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The dean of MIT’s new college of computing on the question of jobs and automation.

Dec 30, 2019
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