Research Products

Work Trends Reports


Examines American workers’ views on how well schools and colleges are preparing students to succeed in the workforce, what changes would improve the education students receive, and who is responsible for ensuring that students learn the skills they need to succeed at work.


Examines the implications of the information economy for American workers by focusing on workers’ experience with computers in the workplace, their perceptions about their future in the information economy, as well as the role of the government in the information age.


Explains American workers’ belief that 2000 Presidential election candidates’ positions on the job situation will be an important factor in how they will vote; discusses workers’ desire for government to address issues related to education, retirement benefits, and health and medical benefits.


In-depth analysis of workers’ ability to balance work and family, the policies made available by employers to help their employees achieve this balance, and workers' attitudes about the policies designed to address these needs.


Analysis of employment issues most important to the working poor and unemployed by exploring their perceptions of job satisfaction, job security, education and training, and government assistance as well as the differences between working poor and other workers, and the factors that the working poor consider the biggest barriers to finding and keeping a job.