Decent Jobs Forum
Next Social Contract Initiative
The continuing economic crisis involves not just unemployment, but also a failure of the American economy to create enough decent jobs with middle-class wages and adequate benefits. The U.S. economy is creating a small number of well-paid, high-skill jobs and a much larger number of poorly-paid, low-skill jobs, with few jobs in the middle.
Can this trend toward the polarization of the job market be reversed? How do we create more decent jobs in America? To address these questions, the Next Social Contract Initiative invited a number of leading scholars and public intellectuals to contribute their thoughts to our Decent Jobs Forum.
- by Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress
- by James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentson Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austinby Joel Kotkin, Distinguished Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures, Chapman University, and Adjunct Fellow, Legatum Instituteby Katherine S. Newman, James B. Knapp Dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
- by Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
- by Paul Osterman, Nanyang Technological University Professor of Human Resources and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
- by Lane Kenworthy, Professor of Sociology and Political Science, University of Arizona
- by Thomas A. Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
- by L. Josh Bivens, Economist, Economic Policy Institute and
Heidi Shierholz, Economist, Economic Policy Institute