Lisa Barrow, Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, recently spoke at a Women Employed event that brought together women leaders to discuss the importance of postsecondary education for working women. Barrow's research focuses on the issues that affect an individual’s ability to attain a postsecondary education and the impact that has on the labor market.
New report shows nearly one in three Chicagoans depends on low-wage jobs with insufficient earnings to support a household; changing demographics show over half are over the age of thirty and over one-third have completed at least some college.
Right now, 40 percent of private sector workers, and an astonishing 80 percent of low-wage workers can't take a single paid sick day to care for themselves or their family members. You can help make paid sick days a reality for more workers in Illinois and across the nation.