RES.15-003 | Spring 2016 | Graduate

Shaping the Future of Work (15.662x)

1 Introduction: Challenges and Opportunities

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Additional Resources

Below, we have included resources that explain various dimensions of the labor market discussed in this module.  As you go through the materials, consider what these labor market trends mean in terms of employment policy as well as your own experience (either current or anticipated) in the job market.

The videos below are from YouTube and are not covered by our Creative Commons license.

Video: Wealth Inequality in America

The above video, “Wealth Inequality in America,” highlights the CEO-to-average-worker compensation ratio. You may have seen different ratios reported in the news or elsewhere.  The ratio cited in this video is from the AFL-CIO’s Executive Paywatch website.

An example of a slightly different estimate of compensation ratio, from the Economic Policy Institute, can be found in the next video below.

Video: EPI: Runaway CEO Pay in 30 Seconds

Around the World

Below are links to additional materials covering this module’s topics from an international perspective:

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Spring 2016
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