Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Your Cashier at McDonald’s is Earning More - Here’s Why You Should Be Concerned

By Abigail Cundiff Published November 18, 2018

The US is experiencing a historically tight labor market, which has resulted in increased wages and benefits for low-skilled employees. This trend, however, is ultimately unsustainable.


Part Time Limbo

By Abigail Cundiff Published May 6, 2018

Involuntary part-time (IPT) employment, assumed to be a temporary trend, may be less temporary than previously thought. New research suggests that this post-Great Recession trend could be here to stay, proving problematic for the future of many American workers.


Destressing the Distressed

By Abigail Cundiff Published October 19, 2017

America is experiencing a period of growth but it' not uniform. About 1/5 of the US population lives in a distressed community. Many poorer Americans face uncertain futures and it is necessary to bring these distressed communities up to speed with the rest of America in order to truly benefit citizens of all socioeconomic classes.