CLEAR's mission is to make research on labor topics more accessible to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the public more broadly so that it can inform their decisions about labor policies and programs. CLEAR identifies and summarizes many types of research, including descriptive statistical studies and outcome analyses, implementation, and causal impact studies. For causal impact studies, CLEAR assesses the strength of the design and methodology in studies that look at the effectiveness of particular policies and programs.
Employment gains for ex-offenders in transitional jobs program
The Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration increased employment in subsidized and unsubsidized work by more than 8% and helped some earn more money as well.MORE
Do personalized retirement income projections boost savings?
Recipients of personalized information about their projected annual retirement income as a function of retirement plan contribution rates saved more than people not given personalized projections.MORE
Fewer injuries, no jobs lost from random safety inspections
Study found random OSHA inspections reduce job injuries by almost 10%, cut costs related to injuries by more than 25%, and do not adversely affect companies’ bottom lines.MORE
Summer jobs program in Chicago reduces arrest rates for at-risk youth.
One Summer Plus, which provided 8 weeks of summer employment, resulted in fewer arrests for violent crimes in the 16 months after the program.MORE