In a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Clem Aeppli and MIT Sloan Associate Professor Nathan Wilmers find that a plateau in U.S. earnings inequality that started around 2012 was primarily due to rapid wage gains by workers at the low end of the labor market,
The Fall 2022 edition of the newsletter of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) is now available online.
A new Bloomberg article features MIT Sloan’s “People and Profits” class, an innovative course both developed and currently taught by IWER faculty members.
Thomas J. Allen, SM ’63, PhD ’66, a beloved member of the MIT Sloan community for more than half a century, died November 13 after a brief illness. He was 89.
In an effort to attract a diverse pool of talented candidates, many contemporary U.S. employers seek to craft gender-neutral job postings by editing language in the postings that may have masculine or feminine connotations. But how much difference do such practices make in reality? Not that much, su...
Is working from home good for employees? New research finds that the answer depends on the circumstances—and in particular, whether at-home work is replacing time in the office or adding to it.
New research by MIT Sloan Professor Paul Osterman finds more than one in ten U.S. workers are contract employees—and that they earn less on average than comparable employees in standard jobs and receive less company-provided training.