Belmont Economics Professor Dr. Colin Cannonier recently received a grant from WorkRise, a research-to-action network on jobs, workers and mobility hosted by the Urban Institute, to support research about immigrants in the labor market.
Cannonier’s co-authored grant proposal is one of 22 to receive funding from an applicant pool of 175 submissions. Each of the funded projects will build new knowledge to drive action towards accelerating economic mobility and advancing equity in the US labor market, particularly for workers in low-wage occupations. Although inequities in our labor market predate Covid-19, the pandemic’s toll on low-wage workers has created a new urgency to close equity gaps and expand labor market opportunity for all workers.
Read the official announcement here.