Families and Work Institute conducts a number of research studies and/or publishes several reports every year. Our projects fall into three main categories:
The Changing Workforce/Workplace
The Institute’s workforce and workplace projects cover various topics including demographic changes in the workforce, workplace effectiveness, workplace flexibility, the aging workforce, and many others.
For a complete list and overview of our workforce/workplace projects, click here.
Research studies about early childhood has remained at the core of Families and Work Institute’s work since it was founded in 1989. Our research in these areas includes studies on early learning and development.
For a complete list and overview of our early childhood projects, click here.
Supporting Work Project
With funding from the Ford Foundation, Families and Work Institute’s Supporting Work Project focuses on groundbreaking ways that community and business leaders are partnering to help employers of all sizes play an important role in educating their lower-wage workers about publicly funded work supports and in making it easier for them to apply for and receive these benefits. The goals of the Supporting Work Project are to:
- increase the number of employers linking eligible employees to publicly funded work supports;
- increase the number of eligible employees who use these supports;
- evaluate how increasing access and use of these publicly funded work supports benefits employers by stabilizing their workforce, while simultaneously helping their employees begin to improve their economic stability; and
- increase awareness of and support for publicly funded work supports among employers and the public at large in order to sustain and expand these efforts.
Since the Institute was founded, we have produced several research studies on working families and youth studies. To view a list of the Institute’s youth projects, click here.
For additional information about Families and Work Institute’s work, please contact us at (212) 465-2044 or online by clicking here.