Find COWS Publications

Browse Publications

Sort publications by: Title | Publication Date
Page: 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (30)
Laura Dresser, Scott Mangum, Joel Rogers | Jan 01, 1998
Category: Jobs & Skills
Using a variety of data on wages, family incomes, taxes, unemployment, and wealth and poverty, The State of Working Wisconsin 1998 examines the impact of today’s economy on the living standards of Wisconsin workers and their families. Throughout, we try to put current Wisconsin experience in perspective — through comparisons to national experience and Wisconsin’s own economic past.
Laura Dresser, Joel Rogers | Dec 01, 1997
Category: Jobs & Skills
This report describes changes in the labor market that have contributed to the breakdown of systems that once provided workers with clear signals and good training. It also discusses the results of those changes for incumbent workers and new labor market entrants, focusing on the growing problems that workers face. The report describes a series of projects that seek to overcome those problems and discusses some elements of theory that might unite practice on the ground and help identify the ways that these distinct projects could grow to develop further leverage in jobs systems.
Joel Rogers | Sep 04, 1997
Category: Jobs & Skills
This essay defines the role labor needs to play in the economy. Developing a strategy to have its voice heard, labor can take part in decision making that affects the direction of economic development.
Feb 01, 1997
Category: Jobs & Skills
This document is a methods and strategy guidebook for organizations working in depressed urban areas to help area residents get good family supporting
jobs. Looking at the demand side, the report suggests ways that organizations can identify opportunities in the local economy.
Joel Rogers, Daniel D. Luria | Feb 01, 1997
Category: State & Local Policy
An article that states the importance of an urban strategy to save cities through metro reconstruction.
Joel Rogers | Jan 01, 1997
Category: Jobs & Skills
An article about the need for labor to develop a new, organizational strategy to better position themselves in economic and political decision-making processes.
Joel Rogers, Laura Dresser, Julie Whittaker | Jan 01, 1996
Category: Jobs & Skills
The State of Working Wisconsin provides a statistical portrait of the economic status of Wisconsin workers and their families. Drawing on the most recent  data available, it maps Wisconsin performance on such “leading economic indicators” of worker well-being as household and family income, wages, inequality, and taxes.
Joel Rogers | Nov 05, 1990
Category: High Road

What does “high road” mean?
Joel Rogers (1990)

First and foremost, “high road” (HR) denotes a family of strategies for human development under competitive market conditions that treat shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democracy as necessary complements, not tragic tradeoffs. READ MORE.