The Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) is the Labor Center’s bridge between the academic and research world and the community. RISEP’s mission is to work on issues that improve the lives of working people and their families, with a special emphasis on low wage workers, immigrants, and marginalized and vulnerable populations. While RISEP has a broad national and international scope, we maintain a specialized focus on Florida, the regional south, and the Caribbean and Latin America.Visit Website
- August 31, 2017
- Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP)
The 14th edition of State of Working Florida finds that, while Florida’s economic and employment levels have recovered from the Great Recession, levels of economic security have not improved. The report shows that increases in the share of low-wage employment and the persistence of wage disparities for women and people of color after the Great […]
FIU’s Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) is excited to co-release, with UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, a new research report on the so-called “gig economy”.“When Matters are Settled but Not Resolved: Misclassification in the Rideshare Sector” reviews the law and judicial decisions to date on whether Uber and Lyft drivers […]
Florida’s female workforce earned an average annual salary of $11,260 below their male counterparts in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics1. Five decades after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 women continue to earn 23.1% below men’s an average annual salary.