Back to Listing

Low Wage Work: What Can We Do to Improve Job Quality

Aspen Institute

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $125,000
  • Grant Period February 1, 2013–January 31, 2014
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant to Aspen Institute will provide partial support for a series of roundtable discussions that will examine low-wage work in several different industry sectors including food service, retail trade, and construction. The forums will provide the opportunity for in-depth discussions on improving job quality, compensation, benefits, and advancement opportunities for low-wage workers and their families. The goal of the project is to increase awareness and illuminate strategies for improving opportunities and conditions in traditionally low-wage industries among policymakers, the business community, and workforce practitioners.