Denver Workers in Minimum & Low-Wage Jobs

Our research shows a higher local minimum wage in Denver would likely help over 116,000 workers. Find out more in our latest brief.

The Economic Scale of Student Debt

The impacts on higher education and labor markets, as well as the financial well-being of future generations reflect the scale of the student debt crisis.

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Colorado’s Emerging Postsecondary & Workforce Ecosystem

The first phase of the Bell's Future of Work & Learning Project is a landscape assessment, outlining major stakeholders and legislation that has shaped the ecosystem.

By the Numbers: Colorado Workers in Low-Wage Jobs

New Bell analysis shows which Coloradans stand to benefit from changes to local minimum wages. Read our findings now.

Is Middle Class Entry Possible Without a College Degree?

Construction and extraction jobs are commonly mentioned as alternatives to the professional and managerial jobs that commonly require (increasingly costly) degrees.

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Retirement Security: Learning from Oregon & Washington

A lack of retirement security poses serious problems for Coloradans and their families, but the larger economy will also be in trouble if something doesn't change.

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Colorado Paid Leave: Learning From Massachusetts & Washington

Despite proposed bills, a Colorado paid leave plan has been stymied by the state Senate, while six states and D.C. already have laws on the books.

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The Future of Work: Implications for Colorado Women

With more Colorado women in positions to lead state policy, there's a real chance for issues affecting whole families to be elevated in ways that address the demands soon to be compounded by the economy of tomorrow.

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Briefed by the Bell — Two-Generation Solutions

Working with parents and children together, we can help both attain skills to set them up for success throughout their lives.

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How Will Technology Affect Colorado Jobs?

In a brief completed for the Bell Policy Center by University of Colorado Denver graduate student Lauren Whynott, we explore how technology might affect Colorado jobs as part of our continuing research on the future of work.

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