Entry Date:
April 22, 2019

Worker Prosperity Initiative

 The J-PAL North America Worker Prosperity Initiative aims to build an evidence-based playbook of strategies to increase opportunities for workers, reduce the economic barriers and social challenges in labor markets, and ensure that all workers share in the prosperity generated by technological change and economic growth.

These strategies and innovations may be related to programs designed to retrain or reskill workers; strategies to improve traditional and non-traditional educational institutions; innovative apprenticeship systems, sectoral employment programs, and alternative approaches for skill certification; strategies to facilitate worker transitions between occupations and industries; organizational practices that improve productivity, skills, earnings, or employment prospects; opportunities in alternative work arrangements; and the impact/opportunity of changing transportation modalities.

We work with nonprofits, government and industry leaders, academic researchers, and other organizations to understand what questions matter most to them and help them use rigorous evaluation to generate evidence on priority research questions related today’s rapidly shifting labor market.