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News Coverage Sep 26, 2019

PayScale: CEO Pay Is Rising Much Faster Than Worker Salaries

"However, despite these facts, wage stagnation continues to be a real problem. In a piece for Harvard Business Review, the Hamilton Project’s Jay Shambaugh and Ryan Nunn explained that there are three primary reasons why workers’ wages rise: For wages to grow on a sustained basis, workers’ productivity must rise, meaning they must steadily produce more per hour, often with the help of new technology or capital…"

News Coverage Sep 10, 2019

The 74: Millions of Students Are Chronically Absent Each Year. Improve School Conditions and More Kids Will Show Up, Report Argues

“With districts nationwide able to access more data on chronic absenteeism, the report also highlights a new interactive map by the [Hamilton Project at the] Brookings Institution, which highlights school-by-school absence rates across the country alongside community factors that could affect learning, such as student discipline rates.”

News Coverage Sep 10, 2019

Rockford Register Star: Household income stagnant, but poverty rate falls

“‘A short path from poverty is employment, to work sufficient hours with sufficient wages,’ said Lauren Bauer, fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution…‘It’s pretty consistent that about a third of the people in the U.S. who are poor are children,’ Bauer said. ‘They’re eligible to receive benefits, but they’re nevertheless living in circumstances that are preventable with more income.’”

News Coverage Sep 2, 2019

Portland Press Herald: Facing a raft of retirements, BIW seeks 1,000 new hires

“The efforts of BIW and other Maine employers align with the national employment picture, said Ryan Nunn, policy director at the Hamilton Project, an economic research center at the Brookings Institution… ‘As we get into this situation of much tighter labor markets, employers need to look more broadly for workers and need to be more open to accepting workers who are less immediately prepared for work and doing that training themselves,’ he said.”