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The Key Role of Work in Population Health Inequities
Paul A. Landsbergis, BongKyoo Choi, Marnie Dobson, Grace Sembajwe, Craig Slatin, Linda Delp, Eduardo Siqueira, Peter Schnall and Sherry Baron
February 7, 2018
This essay explores why work is essential to understanding population-level health, why concepts and measures of work have been neglected in health inequities research, and how incorporating them into existing surveillance systems could expand opportunities to improve health inequity research and prevention.
Global Strategies for Improving Low-Wage Jobs
Chris Tilly, Pamela Izvanáriu, Françoise Carré, Peter Evans
May 8, 2017
IRLE researchers are drawing lessons from case studies in the United States and around the world about what makes bad jobs bad, and strategies for improving them.
2017 Hollywood Diversity Report: Setting the Record Straight
February 21, 2017
This report considers the top 200 theatrical film releases in 2015 and 1,206 broadcast, cable and digital platform television shows from the 2014-15 season in order to document the degree to which women and minorities are present in front of and behind the camera.
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Is California’s Gig Economy Growing? Exploring Trends in Independent Contracting
June 10, 2016
This report presents evidence at the economy-wide level of stasis in traditional proxy measures for independent contracting, such as the “self-employed, unincorporated” worker.
Profile, Practices and Needs of California’s Domestic Work Employers
Saba Waheed, Lucero Herrera, Reyna Orellana, Blake Valenta and Tia Koonse
May 16, 2016
This study provides demographic and household details, as well as an understanding of the employment practices and needs of domestic employers.
Get To Work or Go To Jail: Workplace Rights Under Threat
Noah Zatz, Tia Koonse, Theresa Zhen, Lucero Herrera, Han Lu, Steven Shafer, and Black Valenta
March 16, 2016
This report examines the effects of the criminal justice system when it compels labor from unincarcerated workers and locks people into bad jobs.
“Current Challenges to Workers and Unions in Brazil”
Roberto Véras de Oliveira
February 16, 2016
This brief undertakes the evaluation of challenges currently faced by workers and their unions in Brazil by placing the situation in a longer historical context.
Nonviolence and Social Movements: The Teachings of Rev. James M. Lawson Jr.
Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., Kent Wong, Ana Luz Gonzalez, Preeti Sharma, Caroline Luce, Caitlin Parker, Mayra Jones, Sophia Cheng, Alma Mirell Castrejon
January 1, 2016
This publication emerged from a class called Nonviolence and Social Movements taught by James Lawson, Kent Wong, Kelly Lytle Hernandez, and Ana Luz Gonzalez at UCLA.
Exploring the Costs of Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors: Four Illustrative Sectors
December 1, 2015
This report explores the business case for independent contractors by presenting scenarios for four dierent types of workers: truck transportation, home health care, web developers, and construction workers.