When it comes to hiring, racial discrimination against African-Americans in U.S. holding steady

Despite improvements in racial bias and inequities in certain respects over the last 25 years in the United States, a new meta-analysis indicates that there has been no change in the level of hiring discrimination against African-Americans, while there has been some improvement within the Latino population. Harvard Pop Center faculty member Devah Pager, PhD, is author on a paper published in PNAS. Read more in Northwestern Now.

For younger workers, does occupational certification pay off?

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Does earning an occupational certificate (e.g., those issued by trade, professional and industry organizations) lead to higher earnings among younger workers? A study published in Social Science Research by Harvard Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work Kyle Albert, PhD, suggests that certification attainment has labor market value and is associated with higher earnings.