Future of Work

Joint Center Economic Policy Director Jessica Fulton Participates in Brookings Discussion on Automation & the Middle Class

On September 13, Joint Center Economic Policy Director participated in a discussion at the inaugural Automation and the Middle Class Conference hosted by Marcus Casey and Richard Reeves of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative at Brookings. At the conference, economists presented work on the future of work and how it relates to the middle class, retraining policies, and gender.

According to Brookings, its initiative’s goal is “to improve the quality of life of America’s middle class and to increase the number of people rising to join its ranks. Through independent, non-partisan analysis and policy development, we seek to advance public understanding of challenges facing the middle class and barriers to upward mobility.”

About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.