Employment & Job Structure

    Where have all the good jobs gone? From corporate governance to globalization, the Institute examines the structural changes and trends that have eroded stable, secure employment opportunities in America and around the world, engaging economic theory and policy prescriptions to find solutions.

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    Vague Hopes, Active Aspirations and Equality

    The term human capital describes a set of skills, strengths and know-how that are valuable—both in the narrow sense of being “commercially valuable” (Lindsey, 2013), and the wider one of contributing to a flourishing, deliberate, purposeful life.As Heckman (2014) puts it: “Skills are capacities to act [emphasis added]…They shapeexpectations, constraints, and information” (p. 6). Read more