There’ve been a slew of interesting new reports that recently caught my eye. Here’s what’s on my reading list this week:
- Richard Florida, et al., Cities, Skills and Wages, Martin Prosperity Institute, April 2010. This research report investigates how regional wages are impacted by skills. (And yes, that’s the Richard Florida of “creative class” fame.)
- Pew Economic Policy Group, A Year or More: The High Cost of Long-Term Unemployment, April 2010. The data presented are national in scope, but still paint a vivid picture.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Assessing the Impacts of Education and Marriage on Labor Market Exit Decisions of Women, Feburary 2010.
- Pew Research Center, U.S. Birth Rate Decline Linked to Recession, April 2010. Minnesota’s birth rate dropped 1.2% between 2007 and 2008.