As the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism rage on in America, interventionists in workforce development have gained newfound clarity on the complexity underlying economic injustice.
Advocates increasingly look to double-sided labor market solutions to address economic immobility. An emerging class of job-preparation schemes called “dual-customer training programs” show promise but have largely failed to scale. This research endeavors to answer why.
Over the course of the next few months, we will release a series of volumes exploring this issue and propose steps on how we might work toward economic justice together.
This research was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.