Social Policy
The Myth of the “Labor Shortage”

The Myth of the “Labor Shortage”

As COVID-19 continues to overwhelm and disrupt employment, American workers must unionize their workplaces and demand better labor conditions, higher wages, paid leave, rent control, access to healthcare and more to ensure a better quality of life for all. We do not have a labor shortage; we have a shortage of jobs that treat workers like people with dignity.

Investing in Girls’ Education: A Transformative Development Strategy

Investing in Girls’ Education: A Transformative Development Strategy

Girls’ access to education needs to become a strategic development priority in low- and middle-income countries. Investments in girls’ education spur economic growth and ensure women have the autonomy to make their own financial and reproductive decisions, have fewer and healthier children, participate in the labor market and live more prosperous lives.