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World-class researchers, from a variety of disciplines, work here at the ILR School. Through the Center for Applied Research on Work (CAROW), we support research that solves practical problems, improves the lives of workers and informs policy-making.

We serve as an incubator for applied research. We provide funding and coordination for innovative projects and initiatives. Our network of affiliated faculty, researchers, and practitioners help guide and facilitate novel approaches to advancing how we work.

Our membership includes institutes, programs and initiatives that study work and endeavor to improve the world for workers and their families, employers, and communities.

CAROW Events

Qualified But Denied: How Policy Change Can Expand Access to Employment for Justice-Impacted New Yorkers

In the U.S., tens of thousands of laws restrict access to work for people with convictions. New York State has nearly 500 laws and regulations restricting employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions. Often, these restrictions are one-size-fits-all, without regard to the nature of the conviction and whether it relates–or not–to a specific job’s requirements. In this webinar, the Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative (CJEI) and government and nonprofit partners will discuss the impact of occupational licensing restrictions on justice-impacted individuals. CJEI will present its new brief on this issue: Updating New York State’s Employment Restrictions for People with Criminal Convictions. It will also engage with practitioners who have worked to implement reforms. Learn about their analysis of these policies and their recommendations for change from the points of view of a researcher and an attorney who challenges such laws. You will also hear from a state official from Utah’s Department of Professional Licensing on the promising practices implemented there.

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Qualified But Denied: How Policy Change Can Expand Access to Employment for Justice-Impacted New Yorkers

Uncovered: Unemployment Insurance Gaps and Reform proposals in New York

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the weaknesses that plague modern-day unemployment insurance. From underfunding, lack of access, employer payment failures, and delays to errors in processing benefits, unemployment insurance suffers from an array of maladies. In New York State, several legislative proposals seek to address these problems. Please join the Center for Applied Research on Work in conversation with Unemployment Insurance experts to explore what the current legislative proposals cover. Discussions will include where the proposals need to address the full complement of needs the New York Unemployment Insurance system faces.

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Uncovered: Unemployment Insurance Gaps and Reform proposals in New York

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Register Today: Qualified But Denied: How Policy Change Can Expand Access to Employment for Justice-Impacted New Yorkers

Join us on Wednesday, April 24, for the Center for Applied Research on Work's webinar "Qualified But Denied: How Policy Change Can Expand Access to Employment for Justice-Impacted New Yorkers."
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Register Today: Qualified But Denied: How Policy Change Can Expand Access to Employment for Justice-Impacted New Yorkers

Climate Jobs Institute's Offshore Wind Webinar Launches New CAROW Series

Cornell ILRs Center for Applied Research on Work (CAROW) kicked off a new webinar series with the Climate Jobs Institute, "The Future of Offshore Wind in New York State: What Will It Take to Build a Large, Vibrant and Equitable Industry?" on February 13, 2024.
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Climate Jobs Institute's Offshore Wind Webinar Launches New CAROW Series

Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities

The Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability's Kaitlyn Jackson and Ellice Switzer discuss the practice of paying subminimum wages to people with disabilities.
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Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities
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Yang-Tan WorkABILITY Incubator

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan

The K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan CAROW WorkABILITY Incubator funds and supports innovative research that drives positive change for people who work.

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Yang-Tan WorkABILITY Incubator

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CAROW members are affiliated research institutes that focus their research on effecting positive change for workers, employers and society. CAROW members bring together world-class faculty, researchers and staff from multiple disciplines to further research in their areas of expertise.

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Center for Applied Research on Work

Cornell University, ILR School
Ithaca, NY 14853

Tel: (607) 255-4380
Email: carow@cornell.edu

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