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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.

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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

CAROW Members

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CAROW members are affiliated research institutes that 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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Stories, events and articles

Climate Jobs Institute to Launch in New York City

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The ILR School Climate Jobs Institute, the first U.S. academic institution focused on conducting research and developing policy for governments across the nation to support clean energy targets, is launching Jan. 25 in New York City.
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Climate Jobs Institute to Launch in New York City

Climate Jobs Institute Launch Celebrated

Union leaders, elected officials, non-profit organizations and others across the nation are lauding the growth of the ILR School initiative.
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Climate Jobs Institute Launch Celebrated

Empowering Workers is McNutt’s Focus

The director of ILR’s Criminal Justice Employment Initiative teaches job applicants and hiring managers how to get beyond the criminal records that often keep them apart.
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Empowering Workers is McNutt’s Focus

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Director, Center for Applied Research on Work

Cornell University, ILR School
ILR Research Building, 356A
Ithaca, NY 14853

Tel: (607) 255-4380

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