The Future and History of Work – what caught my eye this week: Parents’ unemployment and the earnings of their children, demographic origins of the labor share, and which U.S. jobs were hardest hit by Covid-19?

“Parents’ unemployment can hurt children’s lifelong earnings”. Interesting throughout!

Cambridge takes major role in initiative to help solve UK ‘productivity puzzle’:

Demographic Origins of the Decline in Labor’s Share. The authors of this paper (Andrew Glover and Jacob Short) argue that when employees get older, they have less employment options and their bargaining power decreases. Interesting thoughts, which seem to be supported by good theoretical and empirical work.

Unemployment in the United States dramatically increased between February and April (it has partially recovered since then but remains high). Which jobs were hardest hit?

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