Domestic Public Policy

Local Labor Market Success: Overcoming Distress and Achieving Broadly Shared Growth

Grant Year: 2021

Timothy Bartik and Brad Hershbein will explore what factors lead to economic success for moderate- and low-income workers. They will analyze data from the American Community Survey to identify local economies where workers were employed and earning good wages. They will undertake a series of case studies to explore whether those places adopted any policies that could plausibly account for their successes. The project’s findings will be presented in a report and a series of papers and policy briefs.

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Domestic Public Policy