It Pays to Be White

by Jeannette Wicks-Lim By every socioeconomic measure, there is an undeniable race-based hierarchy in the United States—with Black Americans sitting at or near the bottom. In 2014, the share of Black adults (at least 25 years old) with bachelor’s or advanced degrees (22%) is notably lower than their White counterparts (32%). The official unemployment rate … More It Pays to Be White

Working Paper by Pollin & Wicks-Lim on Fight For $15: How the Fast-Food Industry Could Adjust Without Shedding Jobs

By Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim From the abstract: This paper considers the extent to which U.S. fast-food businesses could adjust to an increase in the federal minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 per hour to $15 an hour without having to resort to reducing their workforces. We consider this issue through a … More Working Paper by Pollin & Wicks-Lim on Fight For $15: How the Fast-Food Industry Could Adjust Without Shedding Jobs